Welcome to Clydesdale's Heritage


Clydesdale's HeritageWelcome to Clydesdale's Heritage, a project aimed at encouraging all people to take an active interest in the heritage and history of the Clydesdale area.

This website is one of several initiatives from Lanark and District Archaeology Society (LADAS) to encourage engagement with the history of the region. The project includes lecture programmes, fieldwalks, cataloguing artefacts, inspiring school pupils during talks and presentations, and working with like-minded organisations – with the end goal being to record and preserve the heritage of Clydesdale.

Sale catalogue from Lanark Auction Market

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Year: 1892

A sale catalogue dating from 1892 from Lawrie & Symington Auctioneers at Lanark Auction Market.

Burn Braes

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A nice view of the Burn Braes, Biggar. The postcard was produced by J.H. Wilson. The Mill would have been working at the time this picture was taken. The exact…

Thomson Map of Pettinain, 1832

Thomson Map of Pettinain

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Year: 1832

Thomson’s map of Pettinain, from 1832, has great detail, pinpointing more accurately Eastshield and the Grange. John Thomson (1777-c1840) was a Scottish cartographer from Edinburgh, celebrated for his 1817 New…

Blaeu map of Pettinain, 1654

Blaeu map of Pettinain

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Year: 1654

This map, by Joan Blaeu in 1654, shows Pettinain – described on the map as ‘Petynan’. Nearby is the Grange – the grange is mentioned in the records of the…

Ordnance Survey map of Ponfeigh Station

Ordnance Survey map of Ponfeigh Station

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Year: 1950

An Ordnance Survey map from c. 1950 showing the location of Ponfeigh Station relative to the Douglas Water community. Ponfeigh Railway Station operated between 1864 and 1964 on the Douglas…

Blaeu map of Biggar

Blaeu map of Biggar

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This is another section of the Clydesdale Map – this section was called the Upper Ward. Some interesting bits around Biggar include West and East Hartree represented by towers. Shieldhill…

Pont map of Crawford, 1596

Pont Map of Crawford

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Year: 1596

The castle at Crawford, shown in this map from c. 1596, made a great impression on the cartographer, Timothy Pont. The castle had been owned by the Lindsay family since…

Pont's map of Couthally, 1596

Pont map of Couthally

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Year: 1596

Pont’s 1596 map of Couthally. Couthally Castle, near Carnwath, was more important than Carnwath as it was then the home of the Sommerville’s. Later, the estate passed into the hands…

Pont map of Carnwath, 1596

Pont Map of Carnwath

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Year: 1596

An amazingly detailed map of the Carnwath area by cartographer Timothy Pont in c. 1596. It is fascinating to see both a West and East Kilncadzow mentioned. Map courtesy of…

Pont map of Biggar, 1596

Pont Map of Biggar

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Year: 1596

An interesting map of Biggar by cartographer Timothy Pont in c. 1596. St Mary’s Church can be seen on the map. Curiously, there are two castles indicated – one showing…

Thomson map of Leadhills, 1832

Thomson Map of Leadhills

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Year: 1832

This is a valuable map of Leadhills from 1832. The map shows the horse gin (marked as ‘gin’ on the map) near the village. This apparatus was used to raise…

Ordnance Survey map of Leadhills, 1859

First Edition Ordnance Survey map of Leadhills

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Year: 1859

This is the first Ordnance Survey map of Leadhills from 1859. The OS maps were a game-changer in the field of cartography. From this map, we see that many of…