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Newton Mearns Through Time

Newton Mearns Through Time (Paperback)

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With one foot in the countryside and the other connected to the metropolis, Newton Mearns is the southernmost suburb of Glasgow. The parish of Mearns bounds southwards over undulating landscape and moors to Ayrshire, with the slopes of Clarkston and Busby within its northern edge, marked by the River Earn. From Rouken Glen to Fenwick Moor, from castles and mansions to farmlands, fermtouns, and cotton mills, its 800-year history records a fertile area and an ever-increasing population.



In the twelfth century, King David I granted lands to Walter Fitzalan, and subsequent landowners built Mearns Castle and Pollock Castle. In the 1700s, they were joined by elegant mansions and estates from Greenbank to Balgray, owned by wealthy Glasgow merchants. Railway travel in the nineteenth century brought more villas, and cars and buses from the 1920s enabled new housing and commercial developments. Today, schools and golf courses abound, the countryside is attractive and the climate is fresh.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaPlaces in old photographs Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781445636276  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Local history enthusiasts Graeme Smith and Anne Robertson are both members of the Mearns History Group. Anne, founder of the group and immediate past secretary, is a medical doctor. Graeme is a chartered accountant and is currently chairman of The Friends of Glasgow University Library, as well as a committee member of the Mearns History Group. They have both written a selection of previous titles on the local area, including Old Newton Mearns, Mearns Matters, The Theatre Royal: Entertaining a Nation and Alhambra Glasgow.

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