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.

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Thomson map of Lesmahagow from 1832

Thomson Map of Lesmahagow

Year: 1832

The Thomson Map of Lesmahagow from 1832. The map shows interesting features such as Goldrig, a castle in ruines near Dumbraxhill, and other interesting features such as lint mills and…

Lampits Ferry map from 1864

Lampits Ferry

Year: 1864

This map of c.1864 shows the position of the Lampits Ferry and how Smiths Bakers van would get to Pettinain. The map also shows the Village of Pettinain, which was…

William Roy map of Carstairs, 1750

William Roy map of Carstairs

Year: 1750

The William Roy map shows the village of Carstairs with properties marked out. Of much interest is Carstairs House, which was – at this point – still occupied by the…

Blaeu map of Columbie or Carstairs

Blaeu map of Columbie

Year: 1645

A Blaeu map of Columbie (Carstairs), completed by Joan Blaeu in the mid-17th century. The map references Columbie instead of Carstairs. Later maps of the area show Columbie Farm. Blaeu…

Forest map of Carstairs, 1891

Forest map of Carstairs

Year: 1891

The Forest map of Carstairs from 1819. The map includes interesting details showing milestones and Tolls, as well as Columbie Farm, the Manse, as well as an old mill. Map…

25″ Ordnance Survey map of Carnwath

Year: 1858

A 25″ Ordnance Survey (OS) map of Carnwath from 1858. The map shows the position of the Lockhart Arms Inn, which is now a farm. The tavern was one of…

Timothy Pont map of Carnwath, 1596

Pont map of Carnwath

Year: 1596

This is the Timothy Pont map of Carnwath from 1596. It later formed the basis of the map created by Joan Blaeu of the Netherlands. The map does not mention…

Blaeu map of Carnwath, 1645

Blaeu map of Couthally

Year: 1645

A map of Carnwath (Couthally) by Joan Blaeu in 1645. Blaeu was a Dutch cartographer born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu. Couthally rather than Carnwath is mentioned.…

Thomson map of Carnwath, 1832

Thomson Map of Carnwath

Year: 1832

A detailed Thomson Map of Carnwath dating from 1832. Couthally is featured here, though with a slight mis-spelling. Details include the Mansion House (Carnwath House), plus the Kirk and the…

Ross Map of Carnwath, 1773

Ross Map of Carnwath

Year: 1773

A Ross Map of Carnwath dating from 1773. The map includes great detail of Carnwath, including street layouts. It is interesting to note that ‘Cowdayly’ is included in this map.…

Forest map of Carnwath, 1819

Forest Map of Carnwath

Year: 1819

A Forest map of Carnwath dating from 1819. The map is detailed, showing the Kirk, manse, mansion house, and Green Inn. It also has the tolls prominently displayed. The money…

Carnwath Map, 1858

19th century Carnwath map

Year: 1858

This was the second map of 1858, showing the whole village of Carnwath. The map indicates three churches in close proximity to each other, including St Mary’s Aisle.