Mar 23, 2016
The Postal History of Carluke : by Brian Dow
At the start of the 19th century Carluke parish had a population of 1,756 and by 1831 this population had risen to 3,288. The town (population of 1,800) had several regular streets lit by gas from a gasworks erected in 1835. The Carluke district was found to be rich in coal, ironstone and limestone such that the Shotts Iron Company built extensive...
Sep 12, 2012
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Mar 1, 2012
The photos were taken earlier on in February 2012 of the Mayfield Brickworks in Carluke. This brickworks was one of then last brickworks to make hand made bricks in Scotland . Another point of interest about the bricks was that they were frost resistant . Much of the history and indeed archives of the brickworks has ended up with the Glasgow Industrial Society. The brickworks were in production from...
Jan 17, 2012
Although Carluke is a parish with seemingly ordinary buildings and inhabitants, the stories behind the buildings and the people make the town and parish unique.
The origins of Carluke’s name remain a mystery. However it is likely that it is derived from Eglis Malouc – the church of St Malouc. This Celtic saint is connected with Lesmahagow and St Malo in France.This saint was held...