New Trows Road, Lesmahagow
New Trows Road is a main artery out of Lesmahagow toward New Trows (Trows), Waterside, Auchlochan and Coalburn. It has a long history in Lesmahagow and most of the buildings are old and full of character. The road is poorly suited to its purpose as it is narrow and a large number of its houses do not have off-street parking so parked cars reduce the road width. For pedestrians, it is even worse as there is no pavement in so many sections.
The road starts from the main road Abbeygreen with a junction at the Fountain. There is a sharp bend at the junction with Old Brae where the road goes up the hill to cross over the Kilhall Burn at a bridge which forms a natural limit to the older development on this road. Some of the older houses have been demolished and replaced by modern bungalows but so many of the buidlings are left which provides an interesting comparison with historical pictures of New Trows Road.
These photographs were taken on the 17th August 2015, unless stated otherwise.
The Fountain. Looking up New Trows Road from the Abbeygreen junction.
Approaching junction with Bakers Brae. The nearest building on the right was formerly a police station.
Another view of the former police station. Date of photo: 3rd October 2015
The junction with Bakers Brae. The iconic building on the right is shown in the next photo also.
Date of photo: 3rd October 2015
Cordiner Court. Modern flats.
Looking up New Trows Road from Old Brae.
Cottages further up
A group of three houses set back from the main road
Terraced houses further up. The postman is doing his round.
More of the terraced houses.
A cottage near the top of the hill near the bridge.
Coming down the hill.
A view of the cottages
A tractor at the junction with Bankhouse Road.
A view of the cottages with an interesting solution to the parking problem.
View of the church spire from the junction with Bankhouse Road.
House opposite the junction with Bankhouse Road.
Bankhouse Care Home and Parish Church spire from New Trows Road near junction with Old Brae. Date 15th Oct 2015.
Views down New Trows Road towards junction with Bakers Brae.
Fire engine on emergency call in New Trows Road.
New Trows ("The Trows")
New Trows, known locally as "The Trows", is the village just outside of Lesmahagow on New Trows Road. There is little left of the original village. Older buildings have been replaced by modern bungalows and houses. Photographs taken on 1st December 2017.
New Trows Hall, recently refurbished by local residents for playing carpet bowls.
Entrance to New Trows from Auchlochan end
The rendered house is one of the few houses left from the original village. The newer houses built around it do not integrate well with the older building.
Closer view of the older house.
View back to Auchlochan No 9 Bing. A rare remaining telephone booth but unfortunately vandalised.
Houses on the left as you come from the Auchlochan end and approach Woodhead Farm.
Houses on the right as you come from the Auchlochan end. Woodhead Farm is at the top.
New Trows - Coney Road is the turning on the left.
Entrance to Coney Road
Recent development with matching styles and a sympathetic treatment of alignment with its older neighbouring houses.
Older houses near the Lesmahagow end
View from New Trows of Tinto, the industrial estate on Balgray Road and the housing blocks of the Anne's View Estate
The former entrance to Birkwood House
Looking back at Woodhead Farm