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Parish of Lesmahagow [in header]

the drum then used are still preserved in the parish.
It was in Lesmahago that the unfortunate Mr Macdonald of Kinlochmoidart was apprehended by a carpenter named Meikle, and a young clergyman of the name of Liming while on his way south to join Prince Charles; in service for which, the clans on their way north, burnt Meikle's house.
*Antiquities - Lesmahagow can boast of little to attract the notice of the antiquarian, excepting the ruins of Craignet [Craignethan] Castle; which about a century ago passed from the family of Hory [?] into that of Douglas by purchase. The remains of an old abbey were pulled down about 30 years ago, to make room for a modern church, an old Roman road, which passed through a corner of the parish, had been obliterated by the plough. * Many large cairns have been removed in this parish, for materials, in making roa [roads] and fences. *** There are no market-towns in the parish. The nearest being Lanark, at a distance of six miles from Abbey Green.
Upwards of 1/3 of the population, however, are congregated in the villages of Abbey Green, Kirkmuirhill, Kirkfield Bank, Boghea [Boghead] and Nethanfoot. * Besides the Glasgow and Carlisle road which runs upwards of 8 miles in the parish, and the Glasgow and Lanark road, running about 5, there are not less than 80 miles of parish roads.
Statistical Account (1843)
There are no detached portions of other parishes within the boundaries of this and no detached portions of this within the boundaries of other parishes.

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This page is a continuation of the Description of Lesmahagow from OS1/21/44/1 it extends across both Situation and Description columns

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