How to use Blantyre in a sentence
From 1741 to 1747 he lived with Lord Blantyre and Mr Hay of Drummelzier at Utrecht, and made excursions in Flanders, France and Germany.
The parish lies a few miles south-east of Glasgow, and contains High Blantyre (pop. 2521), Blantyre Works (or Low Blantyre), Stonefield and several villages.
Blantyre Works (pop. 1683) was the birthplace of David Livingstone (1813-1873) and his brother Charles (1821-1873), who as lads were both employed as piecers in a local cotton-mill.
The scanty remains of Blantyre Priory, founded towards the close of the 13th century, stand on the left bank of the Clyde, almost opposite the beautiful ruins of Bothwell Castle.
High Blantyre and Blantyre Works are connected with Glasgow by the Caledonian railway.Advertisement
Calderwood Castle on Rotten Calder Water, near High Blantyre, is situated amid picturesque scenery.
Blantyre, the chief town, had some 300 European residents.
In the north the Nyasaland railway ended at Blantyre, 120 m.
Blantyre was founded in 1876 by Scottish missionaries, and is named after the birthplace of David Livingstone.
Stonefield (pop. 7288), the most populous place in the parish, entirely occupied with mining, lies between High Blantyre and Blantyre Works.Advertisement