List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MALL'S MIRE BURN Mall's Mire Burn
Mall's Mire Burn
Mall's Mire Burn
Maul's Myre
Estate Map
J. Allen , Factor
W.C.Wallace, Bearlands
Ure's History of Rutherglen
010.03 This burn rises from high grounds about 1/4/ mile from the farm of Clingart, in Cathkin Parish. It enters this parish about 20 xchains west of the farm of Westmuir, & forms the Parish Boundary until it enters the birn called "Polmadie," Thereis a tradition that the horse of Queen Mary in her flight from the Battle of Langside, lost a shoe, & stuck in the mud, or mire, at the place where a ford is shewn (010.03 -1). A horse shoe, as stated by Mr Allen, Factor, was found here twelve years ago, about 8 feet below the surface. It has not been preserved but is commonly believed to have been the shoe lost by Queen Mary's horse.

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"Maul's Myre signifies a low ditch or marsh , from Maul or Maol, a servant , or whateveris low or mean; and Myre or Meer , a ditch. This etymology is descriptive of Maul's Myre in the western boundary of Rutherglen." - Ure's History of Rutherglen.

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