List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Craigmaddie Muir Craigmaddie Muir
Craigmaddie Muir
Craigmaddie Muir
Craigmaddie Muir
Craigmaddie Muir
Valuation Roll
New Statistical Account
J. Mann Parish Schoolmaster
James McOrnie
Revd. [Reverend] John Gillison F.C. [Free Church] Minister
027.15 "Tradition says that in this place called Craigmaddie Muir, a battle was fought with the Danes." Old Statl [Statistical] Account. There is nothing but tradition for the above Account of the Muir, which intelligent Authorities have read in works &c. of the Parish. The present extent to which the Name applies is small, but there is, upon the authorities quoted, no doubt that the Name formerly Comprehended the Plantation of Craigmaddie as well as "Blairskaith Muir" - the eastern & western bounds. On the north it is bounded by the Parishes of Campsie & Strathblane, & on the south by the arable ground adjoining. The Name is widely known particularly in Connexion with the Druidical Stones known as the "Auld Wife's Lift".

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Co. [County] Stirling -- Baldernock Parish

[Sketch of rocks comprising Auld Wife's Lift}
Auld Wife's Lift
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"On the farm of Blochairn, are several oblong and Circular Cairns, memo-
rials of ancient feuds, where, tradition says, in a battle with the Danes,
one of their princes was slain. These cairns consist of heaps of loose stones
thrown on a circumference, sometimes of eighty yards, beneath which are
parallel rows of flags upon edge three of four feet wide, and divided into cells,
six or seven feet long lidded with flags, and some of them contain when opened,
large coarse urns, with pieces of human bones." (New Stat Act [Statistical Account])

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