Uddingston  Lanarkshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Uddingston like this:

Uddingston, a thriving town of recent growth in Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, near the right bank of the Clyde, 3¾ miles NNW of Hamilton, and 7½ ESE of Glasgow. Standing amid pleasant environs, and commanding a brilliant view down the valley of the Clyde, it chiefly consists of modern, well-built houses, occupied by Glasgow merchants, carries on an extensive manufacture of agricultural implements (the 'Wilkie's plough' dating from 1800), and has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a branch of the Bank of Scotland, stations on the Caledonian and North British railways, gasworks, a public hall, a sessional school, etc. ...

The Established church, built as a chapel of ease in 1873 at a cost of over £4000, was raised to quoad sacra parochial status in 1874. It is an Early English structure, with 850 sittings, and a tower and spire 100 feet high. The Free church, built in 1876 at a cost of £3300, contains 500 sittings; and there are also a U.P. church (450 sittings), a handsome Early Gothic Evangelical Union church (1880; cost over £1500; 400), and St John the Baptist's Roman Catholic chapelschool (1883; 600). Two early British urns were dug up in 1885. Pop. of q. s. parish (1881) 4086; of town (1841) 703, (1861) 1256, (1871) 1997, (1881) 3542, of whom 1818 were females. Houses in town (1881) 673 inhabited, 53 vacant, 19 building.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867.

Uddingston through time

Uddingston is now part of South Lanarkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Lanarkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Uddingston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Uddingston in South Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st April 2024

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