Lesmahagow, parish

Grid reference

NS 814 398 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

281400 639800

Latitude

55.63727109733958

Longitude

-3.884319858728136

Nearby places

Lesmahagow, eccles. Lesmahagow (0 miles)

Lesmahagow, settlement (0 miles)

St Bride's Well, Lesmahagow (0.59 miles)

Johnshill, settlement Lesmahagow (1.68 miles)

Nemphlar, former parish, Lanark (3.87 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Parish details

Lesmahagow

Parish TLA

LEW

County

Lanarkshire

Medieval diocese

Glasgow

Parish notes

Granted to Kelso abbey in 1144 by David I, along with ‘totam Lesmahagu’ so that a priory might be instituted in that church, both parsonage and vicarage teinds were thereafter devoted to the uses of that cell, the parochial charge being served by a curate (Kelso Liber nos. 3, 8, 180, 279; Ass. 229, 229v, 247v, 248v). Cowan 1967, 130. c. 65 square miles. Not mentioned in Shennan 1892. See Richens 1992 [Richens, R. 1992, ‘Ancient land divisions in the parish of Lesmahagow’, Scottish Geographical Magazine 108 (no.3), 184-189.] See also my talk to Pont Conference 1.4.00.