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BOWMAN'S FLAT Bowman's Flat New Statistical Account.
J. Boyd, Croft.
William Smillie, Raploch.
Robert Hamilton, Collector of Poor Rates.
James Kirkland, Tenant.
018.14 "Near the village of Larkhall, is a level piece of ground called Bowman's Flat or Vulgarly Bomflat, where, according to tradition, archery was formerly practised".
New Statistical Account.
This name now applies to three fields between (east) "Croft" and the house called "Bomflat", or "Bowmans Flat". The "Flat" and its origin are well known. All personal authorities remember the field before it was divided as at present. The "Flat" portion of this field does not extend more 250 links south of a fence, from which distance to the south of the field the ground gradually declines. The fields and the house are commonly called "Bomflat". They are the property of Captain McNeil Hamilton of Raploch

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