Quarter, South Lanarkshire
Francis Groome described the village in 1884-4 thus:
- "Quarter Ironworks and Darngaber, a conjoint village in Hamilton parish, Lanarkshire, 3 miles S of Hamilton town and ½ mile ENE of Quarter Road station on the Strathaven branch of the Caledonian railway. It has a post office (Quarter) under Hamilton, an Established chapel of ease, a public school, and iron-works with five blast furnaces. The chapel of ease is an Early Decorated edifice of 1884, containing 430 sittings. Pop. (1871) 544, (1881) 886.—Ord. Sur., sh. 23, 1865."
The coal mine at Quarter belonged to the Duke of Hamilton. On 16 March 1841 there was a fatal accident arising because of an underground explosion. The seven workers (one a boy) underground at the time died instantaneously. Four other workers died while trying to rescue them. In his teens the labour activist Keir Hardie worked as a pony driver and then as a Hewer here..
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- "Quarter Lanarkshire". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- "Quarter 16th March 1841". Scottish Mining Website. Scottish Mining Website. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- William Stewart, J. Keir Hardie: A Biography. Revised Second Edition. London: Independent Labour Party Publication Department, 1925; pgs. 7-8.
- "Lanarkshire Iron Works". Grace's Guide. Grace's Guide. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
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