In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bothwell like this:
Bothwell.-- par. and town with ry. sta., N. Lanarkshire, on right bank of river Clyde, 8 miles SE. of Glasgow, 13,064 ac., pop. 25,466; town, pop. 1520; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. In the vicinity is the splendid Norman ruin of B. Castle, to the E. of which is the modern mansion. B. Bridge (now modernised) was the scene of the battle (1679) in which the Covenanters were defeated by the Royal troops under Monmouth. Here also is a priory, founded in 13th century. The manse of B. was the birthplace of Joanna Baillie (1762-1851), the dramatist and poetess.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Bothwell has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of North Lanarkshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bothwell and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bothwell in North Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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