Carmunnock

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Coordinates: 55°47′22″N 4°14′15″W / 55.789508°N 4.237529°W / 55.789508; -4.237529

Carmunnock
Scottish Gaelic: Cathair Mhanach or Coire Manaich
Carmunnock is located in Glasgow council area
Carmunnock
Carmunnock
 Carmunnock shown within Glasgow
Population 1,106 
OS grid reference NS598574
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G76
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow South
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Cathcart
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Carmunnock Parish Church
Village store and the Clason hall

Carmunnock (Cathair Mhanach in Gaelic) is a conservation village within the City of Glasgow boundary, lying within three miles of East Kilbride and Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire and Busby, East Renfrewshire.

This ancient settlement which is associated with the early Christian missionary Saint Cadoc, has a medieval street plan set within the lands of an estate held by variously the Morays of Bothwell, the Earls of Douglas and eventually to the Lords, Marquesses and Dukes of Hamilton until 1700 when it passed to the Stuarts of Castlemilk.

The village is a popular residential area. The village has its own primary school (Carmunnock Primary School) with around 178 pupils.[1] There is also a newsagent/village shop, a petrol station, a teashop, a pharmacy and a restaurant.

Religion[edit]

The only religious body in Carmunnock is the Church of Scotland's Carmunnock Parish Church on Kirk Road, which is also known as 'The Kirk in the Braes'. The original church was built on site of the current Church around 800 years, with the current building being built in 1767 in the Civil Parish of Carmunnock.[2] The church features external stone staircases to three galleries within the sanctuary and contains examples of stained glass by Norman Macleod MacDougall.

The church is surrounded by the old village graveyard which includes a watch-house with original instructions for grave watchers of 1828, when grave robbing was a problem. Within the structure of the church is a vault where some members of the Stirling-Stewart family, the Lairds of Castlemilk, are buried.

Services are at 11am each Sunday. Additionally, the Church is open every Saturday from 2 - 4pm between April to September.[3]

Transport[edit]

The village's only public transport link is the number 31 bus service operated by First Glasgow to Glasgow City Centre and East Kilbride.[4] The nearest train station is at Busby, which is on the East Kilbride to Glasgow line.

The main route through the village is the B759 which runs from Busby, East Renfrewshire to Cambuslang.

Etymology[edit]

Carmunnock is of Brythonic origin, from Celtic caer "fort" with an unknown second element. The name was recorded as Cerminok in 1183.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carmunnock Primary School". H.M.I.E. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  2. ^ The Imperial gazetteer of Scotland. 1854. Vol.I. (AAN-GORDON) by Rev. John Marius Wilson. p.248. http://archive.org/stream/imperialgazettee01wils#page/248/mode/1up
  3. ^ "Carmunnock Parish Church". Sacred Scotland. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  4. ^ "31 Bus Timetable". First Bus Glasgow Online. 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-24.