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For the residential area in Crawley, see Forge Wood.
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Shops in Forgewood
Forgewood is located in North Lanarkshire
 Forgewood shown within North Lanarkshire
OS grid reference NS745583
Council area North Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district ML1 3
Dialling code 01698
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Motherwell and Wishaw
Scottish Parliament Motherwell and Wishaw
Central Scotland
List of places

Coordinates: 55°48′16″N 4°00′08″W / 55.804344°N 4.002199°W / 55.804344; -4.002199

Forgewood is a suburb in the north-west of the town of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.[1][2] It consists mainly of housing and low-rise flats, with the majority of them now 'modernised'. Some of the older-looking flats have since been demolished. Even though Forgewood is a small residential area of Motherwell, it does contain various local services, such as a pharmacy, a post-office and a convenience store. To the south-east of Forgewood, is the secondary school Braidhurst High School, that serves the area. Braidhurst has a school roll of around 600 pupils. Comedian Tam Cowan is a notable former pupil.

The West Coast Main Line by-passes near the suburb, but customer service trains stop one-mile south-east at Motherwell railway station. The A721, which links to Bellshill and Wishaw, passes by Forgewood, with bus services to and from Glasgow stopping there.

The Greenlink Cycle Path by-passes along the bottom of Forgewood and is known locally as "Doon the back roads".


  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)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.