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Auldhouse, South Lanarkshire

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Lieutenancy area  Lanarkshire
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  G75
Local time  Thursday 11:24 AM
Council area  South Lanarkshire
Country  Scotland
Post town  GLASGOW
Police  Scottish
Dialling code  01355
Civil parish  Strathaven
Auldhouse, South Lanarkshire
Weather  6°C, Wind W at 26 km/h, 67% Humidity

Auldhouse is a hamlet in South Lanarkshire, a mile to the south of the new town of East Kilbride.

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Map of Auldhouse, Glasgow, UK

History

The first mention of the hamlet is in the Public Archives is 1602, and it is probable that Auldhouse, or Old House, owes its name to an ancient building located there. It owes its origins to the drove roads in the area. One such road passed through East Kilbride, and went south via Auldhouse and nearby Fieldhead.

Politics

The area is adminitered by Auldhouse, Lindsayfield and Chapelton Community Council. There are four local councillors who cover Auldhouse, the council ward being Avondale and Stonehouse. Auldhouse is represented in the Scottish Parliament by the MSP Aileen Campbell of the Scottish National Party (SNP) for the Clydesdale constituency, and in Westminster in the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow constituency by Lisa Cameron (SNP).

Amenities

The village contains the Auldhouse Arms public house and Auldhouse Primary School. Nearby is the Langlands Moss Nature Reserve. Langlands Moss, a lowland raised bog to the North East of Auldhouse, was the first designated Local Nature Reserve in South Lanarkshire which was formally established in 1996.

The school, Auldhouse Primary School, which has a maximum capacity of 50 pupils, with a current roll of 34. Of the five original village schools in the East Kilbride area, only Auldhouse remains. The Old Village School in East Kilbride closed in 1974 and Jackton School in 1988. Maxwellton Endowed School was sold as a private residence in 1911 and Millwell Endowed School, between Laigh Cleughearn Farm and the Rutherend Toll, was shut down as far back as 1872.

The average house price value in the area is £133,189.

References

Auldhouse, South Lanarkshire Wikipedia


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