Gartsherrie [M and K]

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Gartsherrie [M and K] (1831-1849)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.
Opened on the Gartsherrie Ironworks and Railways.
Opened on the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway.

Description

This station opened on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway just east of the junction formed with the opening of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway in 1831.

It was probably a two platform station, as suggested by later maps of 1860 which show a building on the northbound/westbound platform.

The Gartsherrie Inn was opened just to the west of the station, on the south side of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway. It was on the southbound platform of the later Gartsherrie station, with a strange orientation due to its alignment with the original line.

The M&K station was closed in 1849 and its remains obliterated by subsequent addition of sidings. Nothing remains today.

Tags

Station junction

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
12/04/2020

Books


Coatbridge 1897: Lanarkshire Sheet 7.12 (Old O.S. Maps of Lanarkshire)

Coatbridge 1910: Lanarkshire Sheet 7.12 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Coatbridge: Images of Scotland

Monkland: The Canal That Made Money (Lanarkshire heritage series)

Old Coatbridge (Lanarkshire Heritage)

Old Coatbridge Villages

Old Gartcosh, Glenboig, Coatdyke and the Coatbridge Villages

OS Explorer Map (343) Motherwell and Coatbridge (OS Explorer Paper Map) (OS Explorer Active Map)