Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Barncluith

Barncluith, a property in Hamilton parish, Lanarkshire, on the left side of the river Avon, a little above the town of Hamilton. A romantic dell here has, on a bold bank about 250 feet high, three dwelling-houses built about 1583 by John Hamilton, ancestor of Lord Belhaven; connected with them are an orchard, a kitchen garden, and a terraced Dutch flower garden of antique character and picturesque appearance. The property belongs now to Lady Ruthven. The name Barncluith is a corruption of Baron's Cleuch. See pp. 46,47 of Dorothy Wordsworth's Tour in Scotland (ed. by Princ. Shairp, 1874).

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a property"   (ADL Feature Type: "land parcels")
Administrative units: Hamilton ScoP       Lanarkshire ScoCnty

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