Dullatur

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Dullatur
Dullatur is located in North Lanarkshire
Dullatur
Dullatur
Dullatur shown within North Lanarkshire
Population 520 
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G68
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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UK
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Coordinates: 55°58′00″N 4°01′00″W / 55.9667°N 4.0167°W / 55.9667; -4.0167

Dullatur is a village (population 520 (2004)) within the vicinity of Cumbernauld, Scotland.[1][2] Its name is anglicised from the Gaelic "Dubh Leitir", which means dark slope. The route of the Antonine Wall passes just to the north of Dullatur, and a Roman camp was sited on the line of the wall at nearby Croy Hill.

The development of the village owed much to the creation of the Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line, with a station sited in Dullatur in 1842 to encourage commuters to settle there. Several grand villas were built as part of the original development, two of which were designed by the celebrated architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson.

The make up of the village was of the higher socio-economic class, and early recreational developments included golf and lawn-tennis clubs, both of which persist to the present day. The train station is now closed but the village still serves as a commuter settlement, with a number of new private properties having been built there in recent years.

Unlike other villages near Cumbernauld, Dullatur has not yet been subsumed into the town. However, this may happen in the future.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 64 Glasgow (Motherwell & Airdrie) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 9780319228951. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

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