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Road (18th Century)

Site Name Netherlee

Classification Road (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Williamwood Estate; B767; Glasgow To Kilmarnock Road

Canmore ID 307542

Site Number NS55NE 320

NGR NS 5762 5858

NGR Description NS 5762 5858 to NS 5746 5829

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish Cathcart (Eastwood)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Eastwood
  • Former County Renfrewshire


Ground Survey (2009)

Williamwood Estate

Planned landscape study

Stuart Nisbet

NS 5735 5860 The Williamwood Estate developed from the lands of Lee and Bogton in the 1660s. At its peak in

the 1790s it took in parts of the parishes of Cathcart, East Kilbride, Eastwood and Mearns. In the mansion policies and ‘Home Farm’ there are three distinct but overlapping phases, centred on three successive Williamwood Houses on at least three different sites. These continued as the seat of the landowner following the abandonment of the adjacent Lee Castle (NS 5767 5858) in the 17th century. The core policies

of the estate were gradually hemmed in by the Williamwood Sandstone Quarry and Mines (centred on NS 5712 5773) and the Neilston railway on the W, the Williamwood Golf Course on the S, the B767 on the E and suburban development on the N. However, a great deal survives in old boundaries, in woodland and in the golf course.

Estate features:

NS 5734 5867 Site of Williamwood House No 1 (17th to 18th

century) – 1808 Estate Plan.

NS 5747 5869 Site of Williamwood House No 2 (19th


NS 5735 5861 Present Williamwood House No 3 (1930s).

NS 5752 5848 Site of Beechlands House (1930s to 1970s).

NS 5759 5840 Horseshoe Driveway from former South

Lodge, via Williamwood House No 2, to former North Lodge

at NS 5770 5874.

NS 5766 5852 Former Home Farm (19th century).

NS 5730 5853 Rectangular boundary and part of the wall

of former walled orchard and garden (in Williamwood Golf


NS 5762 5858 to NS 5746 5829 Former 18th-century

alignment of Glasgow to Kilmarnock Road (B767).

NS 5703 5865 18th-century bridge on Hole Burn on

boundary with Eastwood parish

NS 5773 5878 Start of road to Williamwood Quarry.


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