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"BLANTYRE, par. and two vils., NW. Lanarksh., 3 miles NW. of Hamilton, 3954 ac., pop. 9760; contains fragment of a priory of 13th century. High Blantyre, vil. with ry. sta., is 3 miles W. by N. of Hamilton, pop. 1849; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank."

From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887


Stenlake Publishing have published the book "Old Blantyre" by Rhona Wilson.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Blantyre area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

Dates of Old Parish Registers

Description and Travel

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Ask the GENUKI Gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Blantyre to another place.

Search for Blantyre at Gazetteer for Scotland.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Blantyre has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Take a look at Blantyre'sAin Website for both history and news of today from the Blantyre area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NS685575 (Lat/Lon: 55.792896, -4.098971), Blantyre which are provided by:
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