Thorntonhall

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Thorntonhall
Village
CountryScotland
Areas of ScotlandSouth Lanarkshire
Population (2008)
 • Total3,000
 
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Thorntonhall
Village
CountryScotland
Areas of ScotlandSouth Lanarkshire
Population (2008)
 • Total3,000

Thorntonhall (Scots: Thorntounhauch, Scottish Gaelic: Dail Bhaile Dhealgaiche)[1] is an affluent village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The village lies along the Border with East Renfrewshire to the East, close to Waterfoot and Jackton. It is West of East Kilbride, and North of Eaglesham. It is served by its own railway station. Since 2000, the population has doubled to an estimated 3,000, and is expected to rise as more homes are continuing to be built.

History[edit]

Thorntonhall has a history reflecting the social changes of the last 400 years and in particular the last 120 years. It was originally just a farm that had added to it some major buildings. The then 'hall' was bought and greatly improved by a grocer called Cooper who had shops throughout the west of Scotland. Another grand house was built at Ravenscroft, again on a small hilltop. These two and the railway station were probably the catalyst for a great plan to build a mini-edinburgh style suburb of crescents and avenues. Only three houses were completed and then World War I intervened.[citation needed]

Pre- and during World War II it was one of the sites selected for relocation of government departments to avoid bombing raids.[citation needed]

Post-war it became part of the East Kilbride New Town and this led to a large number of individual houses in this free standing village. That relative isolation led to a Upper Class housing development on a small scale throughout the period 1970 to 2000. This situation and the fact that there are no Council Houses may be why the proportion of millionaires in Thorntonhall is the highest in Scotland. In 2011, a street in Thorntonhall (Bowmore Crescent) was identified as one of the most expensive streets for a house within the Scottish property market, with an average house price of £908,000.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Population of Thorntonhall is estimated, as of 2008, at 3,000. The majority of Thortonhalls' residents own their own property, and annual incomes are well above average. The average house costs £553,250.[citation needed]

Country Club[edit]

Thorntonhall has a Country Club which is located in the centre of the village. The Clubhouse itself has catering facilities, a dining room and a members' lounge.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

There is an hourly Train service to Glasgow Central on the East Kilbride line that departs from Thorntonhall railway station.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of railway station names". Newsnetscotland.com. 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Revealed: Scotland's most expensive street". HeraldScotland.com. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Andy cashes in. - Free Online Library". thefreelibrary.com. 1996-01-14. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  4. ^ a b c d THOMAS SMITH (2007-08-19). "pounds 35M ANGIE SET ON WAG ESTATE; EXCLUSIVE ..next to fellow Lot to winner. - Free Online Library". thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  5. ^ a b "THE RICHEST PLACE IN SCOTLAND; Stars' village tops list. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 2002-01-07. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  6. ^ "Ex-Gers star wins pounds 52k in house fight. - Free Online Library". thefreelibrary.com. 2008-11-02. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  7. ^ Thomson, Gordon (2011-12-29). "City misses out on rich homes - Evening Times | News". Evening Times. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  8. ^ David Wynn (2010-01-20). "Michelle Mone’s mansion plans fall foul of elderly neighbour". East Kilbride News. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 

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Coordinates: 55°46′10″N 4°14′53″W / 55.76944°N 4.24806°W / 55.76944; -4.24806