Dullatur

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Dullatur
Gaelic: Dubh Leitir
Dunbartonshire
Dullatur Village - geograph.org.uk - 1300084.jpg
Location
Location: 55°58’0"N, 4°1’0"W
Data
Population: 520
Post town: Glasgow
Postcode: G68
Local Government
Council: North Lanarkshire
Parliamentary
constituency:
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth
and Kirkintilloch East

Dullatur is a village in the parish of Cumbernauld in the detached part of Dunbartonshire. Its name is anglicised from the Gaelic "Dubh Leitir", which means dark slope. The route of the Antonine Wall passes just to the north of Dullatur, and a Roman camp was sited on the line of the wall at nearby Croy Hill.

The development of the village owed much to the creation of the Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line, with a station sited in Dullatur in 1842 to encourage commuters to settle there. Several grand villas were built as part of the original development, two of which were designed by the celebrated architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson.

The make up of the village was of the higher socio-economic class, and early recreational developments included golf and lawn-tennis clubs, both of which persist to the present day. The train station is now closed but the village still serves as a commuter settlement, with a number of new private properties having been built there in recent years.

Unlike other villages near Cumbernauld, Dullatur has not yet been subsumed into the town. However, this may happen in the future.

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