North Lanarkshire

A scattered settlement in North Lanarkshire, Newhouse lies to the south of the M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, 4 miles (6.5 km) southeast of Airdrie. It was created in the late 18th century at the junction of newly-built turnpike roads but only developed from the 1930s following the construction of the A8 trunk road which attracted industry to the hamlet. An industrial estate was developed to the west of Newhouse on a site that attracted engineering, chemical and electronics industries. Legbranock close by was the birthplace in 1856 of James Keir Hardie, a mineworker who founded the Labour Party.

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