History

Chapelhall (from the Gaelic Seipeal Allt – Chapel by a burn) is a village outside the town of Airdrie in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. With house building, the distinction between Airdrie and Chapelhall is being eroded. Established as a small mining village in the 19th century, it now has population of around 6,560.

Chapelhall lies on the opposite side of the North Calder Water from Calderbank and has very similar history. Iron working and coal mining were once prominent – with three blast furnaces working in the early 1830s. The old village also had a quarry, a brickworks and a bakery. The first curator of Kew Gardens, William Aiton, began work as a gardener in Woodhall House near Chapelhall.Two Celtic FC footballers came from the village, Lisbon Lions player John Clark, and Peter Grant.

Chapelhall facts

Chapelhall is situated just off the M8 motorway 13 miles east of Glasgow city centre and around 33 miles west of Edinburgh

Bellshill 4 miles, Coatbridge 5 miles, Motherwell 5 miles, Hamilton 7 miles and Cumbernauld 8 miles, as well as being around 3 miles away from Airdrie town centre.

Football teams near Chapelhall are, Airdrieonians, Albion Rovers, Motherwell and Hamilton.


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