Crossford  Lanarkshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Crossford like this:

Crossford, a village in the N of Lesmahago parish, Lanarkshire, near the left bank of the Clyde, immediately above the Nethan's influx, 4¾ miles NW by W of Lanark, under which it has a post office. At it are Free and U.P. churches; and near it are the ruins of Craignethan. 'In 1686,' says honest Patrick Walker, ` many people gathered together about Crossford, where there were showers of bonnets, hats, guns, and swords, which covered the trees and ground; companies of men in arms marching along the water side; companies meeting companies all through other, and then all falling to the ground, and disappearing, and other companies appearing the same way. ...

I went there three afternoons together, and, as I could observe, there were two of the people that were together saw, and a third that saw not; and though I could see nothing, yet there was such a fright and trembling upon those that did see, that was discernible to all from those that saw not,' etc. (Chambers's -Domestic Annals, ii. 485). Pop. (1841) 431, (1861) 530, (1871) 543, (1881) 816.—Ord. Sur., sh. 23, 1865.

Crossford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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