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Thorntonhall (South Lanarkshire)
Area0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi)  [1]
Population660 (mid-2020 est.) [2]
  Density 917/km2 (2,380/sq mi)
OS grid reference NS5898755186
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Glasgow
Postcode district G74
Dialling code 0141
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55°46′10″N4°14′53″W / 55.76944°N 4.24806°W / 55.76944; -4.24806 Coordinates: 55°46′10″N4°14′53″W / 55.76944°N 4.24806°W / 55.76944; -4.24806

Thorntonhall (Scots : Thorntounhauch, Scottish Gaelic : Dail Bhaile Dhealgaiche) [3] is an affluent village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, lying around 6 miles (10 km) to the south of Glasgow, and around 2+12 miles (4 km) west of East Kilbride. The village lies just east of the boundary of East Renfrewshire, close to Waterfoot and Jackton.


In 2011, a street in Thorntonhall (Bowmore Crescent) was identified as having one of the most expensive average house prices within the Scottish property market, with an average house price of £908,000. [4]


Thorntonhall has a history reflecting the social changes of the last 400 years and in particular the last 120 years. It was originally just a farm that had added to it some major buildings. The then 'hall' was bought and greatly improved by a grocer called Cooper who had shops throughout the west of Scotland. Another grand house was built at Ravenscroft, again on a small hilltop. These two and the railway station were probably the catalyst for a great plan to build a mini-Edinburgh-style suburb of crescents and avenues. Only three houses were completed before the outbreak of World War I halted further development.[ citation needed ]

Before and during World War II Thorntonhall was one of the sites selected for relocation of government departments to avoid bombing raids.[ citation needed ] After the war it became part of the East Kilbride New town and this led to the construction of a large number of individual houses in this free standing village. That relative isolation led to an Upper Class housing development on a small scale throughout the period 1970 to 2000.


The population of Thorntonhall is estimated, as of 2016, at 590. [1] The majority of Thortonhall's residents own their own property, and annual incomes are well above average. [ citation needed ]

Country Club

Thorntonhall has a country club which is located in the centre of the village. The clubhouse itself has catering facilities, a dining room and a members' lounge.[ citation needed ]



The A727 bypasses the village.


The village is served by Thorntonhall railway station, which has hourly services to East Kilbride and Glasgow Central.

Notable residents

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