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Coltness

A district of Wishaw in North Lanarkshire, Coltness lies a mile (1.5 km) northeast of the town centre. Once the estate of the Somerville family, it passed to the Logans of Restalrig in 1553 and then to the Steuart family. It became the property of English industrialist Henry Houldsworth (1774 - 1853) in 1836, who set up the famous Coltness Iron Works to the south of Newmains, 1¼ miles (2 km) to the southeast.

Coltness House was a grand edifice which ended its life as a residential school. Abandoned, it was vandalised and demolished in the 1980s. The stable block remains and has been converted to residential use.


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