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Condorrat is a village on the eastern edges of Dunbartonshire in Scotland. The village origins dates to around the 17th century. Over the past few decades it has been subsumed by the new town of Cumbernauld.
Up until 1975 Condorrat sat within Cumbernauld Burgh and Dunbartonshire County. Upon local government re-organisation in 1975 it found itself part of Cumbernauld & Kilsyth District Council and Strathclyde Regional Council. Finally, in 1995, it was placed within the boundaries of the newly created North Lanarkshire Council.
A Dalshannon Farm was located in the area, and it now gives its name to another part of Cumbernauld, Dalshannon, to the West of Condorrat.
Condorrat is the birthplace of the 19th century nationalist figure John Baird, a leading participant in the Radical War of 1820. A plaque is mounted outside the house in which he was born (Airdrie Road).
Condorrat was a weaving community and some of the early single storey houses still exist in the row known as Braehead Cottages - now much modernised. At the west end of the village is Dalshannon Farm which is a very good example of a long house of the 17th century. The longhouse has since been raised in height and a 2 storey block added to the NW corner.
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