Place:


Bothwell  Lanarkshire

 

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.

Bothwell through time

Bothwell is now part of North Lanarkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Lanarkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bothwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bothwell in North Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/16724

Date accessed: 27th October 2021


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