SAW019794 SCOTLAND (1948). Leadhills and Lowther Hills. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south. This image has been produced from a print.

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Title [SAW019794] Leadhills and Lowther Hills. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference SAW019794
Date 1948
Link Canmore Collection item 1315095
Place name
Parish CRAWFORD
District CLYDESDALE
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 288656, 614885
Longitude / Latitude -3.7590826345384, 55.415195495972
National Grid Reference NS887149

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Ken
Monday 6th of October 2014 05:11:08 PM
Hopeton Arms Hotel.

Tam
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 09:03:55 AM

Tam
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 09:03:08 AM
Leadhills Primary School

Tam
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 09:02:30 AM

Tam
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 09:02:01 AM

User Comment Contributions

Leadhills is the second highest village in Scotland after nearby Wanlockhead. It owes its location to the rich lead deposits which were mined on an industrial scale from the 17th century.



When in 1735 the mines ceased to be profitable, the Scots Mining Company appointed James Stirling as a Manager. He began to radically reform the working and living conditions of the mining families, securing for any miner the right to land for houses and plots of ground or ‘yards’ for cultivation. The cottages and gardens scattered around the hillside in Leadhills are a modern reminder of how land tenure has influenced the pattern of development in the village.



The main building type at Leadhills is the single or one-and-a-half storey cottage row. This traditional ‘basic cottage’ design includes low eaves, and a single door with windows to either side. The front entrance door is usually positioned off-centre within the front elevation to the property.



(Information from South Lanarkshire Council, Leadhills Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan: consult.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/file/253305)

Brian Wilkinson
Tuesday 17th of September 2013 12:50:44 PM