Cumbernauld Village

North Lanarkshire

Located to the northeast of the New Town of Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld Village was the town's original settlement. A chapel was established here in Mediaeval times and by the 18th C. the village had become an important centre for handloom weaving, with other industries including the extraction of lime and the manufacture of bricks. The Mediaeval structure of the village is to some extent preserved, with elongated plots or riggs extending behind narrow-fronted properties on the wide Main Street. Notable buildings include Cumbernauld Old Parish Church (13th C., rebuilt 1650), the Bridgend United Free Church (1743) that is now the Village Hall, the Masonic Hall and the Spur Hotel, which began as a coaching inn. In 1947, the area to the southwest of Cumbernauld Village was chosen as the site for one of Scotland's New Towns, acting as an overspill centre for Glasgow. The village was designated as a Conservation Area in 1993.

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