Overtown, North Lanarkshire

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Overtown Main Street.jpg
Overtown Main Street
Overtown is located in North Lanarkshire
Overtown shown within North Lanarkshire
Population2,371 [1] (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNS801528
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWISHAW
Postcode districtML2
Dialling code01698
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°45′15″N 3°54′38″W / 55.7541014°N 3.9106822°W / 55.7541014; -3.9106822Coordinates: 55°45′15″N 3°54′38″W / 55.7541014°N 3.9106822°W / 55.7541014; -3.9106822

Overtown is a village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It has a population of 2,500. It is located to the west of the River Clyde, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Wishaw. Originally developed as a mining village in the 19th century, its population declined after the closure of the coal mines and the associated railways in the 1950s.[2]

The village only has a few buildings of note, Clyde Valley High School, which is located to the North-West, and Overtown Primary School. Overtown also has a community centre, and a small number of independent shops and takeaway restaurants. A "First Glasgow" (the former "Hutchison") bus depot is located in the village.

The A71 road, that links Edinburgh with Ayrshire, passes through Overtown. The road is the main street of the village. It is located on the edge of the Clyde Valley, and is only 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) away from Garrion Bridge. The West Coast Main Line also passes through the village, but no passenger service trains stop there.


  1. ^ "Scotland's Census Results Online". Retrieved 2012-04-29..
  2. ^ "Overtown". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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