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High Blantyre is the area to the east and south of Burnbrae Road which continues to High Blantyre Cross at the north. Some of the ares within Blantyre are belived to have dated back to the Bronze Age settlement
Also in this area is Greenhall Park, where the Calder (Cawther) flows north through a valley to eventually join the Clyde near Newton. A new residential development, Greenhall Village, was built at the western side of High Blantyre in the 2010s.
There was previously a large mining community in this area clustered around several cola mine pits including Auchinraith and Larkfield but these have now long closed.
On 22 October 1877, Blantyre was the site of the Blantyre mining disaster, where 207 miners (men and boys) were killed when a coal mine exploded due to methane gas.
Balntyre has a population of around 16,900 people on the last census.
There are 2 secondary schools (Calderside Academy and John Ogilvie High School) it also contains 5 primary schools St Blane’s, St Joseph’s, High Blantyre, David Livingstone Memorial and Auchinraith and is home to the University of the West of Scotland. We have a number of houses for sale in Blantyre
Blantyre’s most famous son is the 19th-century missionary and explorer David Livingstone and there is a David Livingstone Centre and museum dedciated to him.
In terms of house prices in Blantyre, Zoopla states that the average price for a property in April 2021 stands at £154,624. Meanwhile flats sold in Blantyre for an average of £79,831. Rightmove states that properties in Blantyre had an overall average price of £155,965 over the last year. Blantyre properties offer great value for money with the average price higher than the average for Scotland and South Lanarkshire.
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