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Stonehouse (continued).

a camp at the junction of the Cander Water with the Avon, (plan xx1v-2 trace 5). A tumulus on the plan xx1v-9 trace 2, and an other on xx111-16 trace 3. The sites of two old castles are shown - Cot Castle and Ringsdale - xx1v-9 trace 2 and xx1v-2 trace 2. There is also an ancient mansion - Partickholm, on xx1v-2 trace 1. The two principal proprietors in this parish, are Captain McNeil Hamilton, and J.S.Lochart Esqr. of Castlehill. The Edinburgh and Ayr Road is the only T.P. Road in this parish.

"Stonehouse parish obtained its name from the town, where the church stands: and the town owes its name from the first Stone-House, which was at a place that has now many stone houses.
The name continued, in the pure Saxon form Stan-Lins, in the thirteenth century, afterwards, in the forms of Stainhouse, Stenhouse and Stanehouse; and it is now generally written in the English form, Stonehouse", Chalmers Cal:e.3.

"The extreme length of the parish may be about a English mile, its breadth 3 miles at an average. It is bounded on the south by the water of Wype, which separates it from the parish of Avondale; and for a considerable way on the west side, it is washed by the river Avon, which seperates it partly from the parish of Avondale and partly from the parish of Glassford and which river intersects the parish near the centre, where it is narrowest, and then continues to bound it on the other side, from the parish of Dalserf, to its utmost extremity on the north. On the east, it is divided from the parishes of Dalserf and Lesmahagow, by the Cander Water, which joins the Avon where that river intersects the parish", New Stat: Accts.

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