Cadder, parish

Grid reference

NS 615 723 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

261500 672300





Nearby places

Balornock, settlement, Glasgow (2.37 miles)

St Mary's Chapel, Kirkintilloch (2.52 miles)

Balornock, ~eccles., Glasgow (2.69 miles)

Baldernock, settlement, Baldernock (2.94 miles)

Baldernock, parish (2.94 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)

Is linear feature?



NGR for Cadder parish kirk, which stands not far from the site of a Roman fort. NMRS records (Canmap ID 45244): (NS 6157 7230) Cadder Church: "A church has stood on, or near this site since at least 1150, and the living was held by the sub-dean of Glasgow Cathedral. The first pre-Reformation church of which any account has been preserved was a building of handsome proportions which, from lack of funds after the Reformation, fell into decay and was replaced in 1750 by a mean building which stood for only 75 years. Present church was completed in 1839." (information from plaque on wall of Cadder church) No further information was found during field investigation, and no traces of early churches can be seen. Visited by OS (J L D) 11 February 1954. The lands and church of Cadder stand close to the NW boundary of the parish, formed here by the River Kelvin. Beyond the river to the NW lies the parish of Baldernock, while a little further downstream the river forms the boundary between and medieval Kilpatrick (now divided into Old Kilpatrick and New Kilpatrick).

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Parish notes

The lands of Cader and Badermonoc were granted to the see of Glasgow by Malcolm IV, and shortly after the churches of these two places were confirmed by Pope Alexander III in 1170 (Glas. Reg. nos. 26, 29). These two churches formed the prebend of the sub-dean of Glasgow by 1350, and probably had since at least 1266 when the office first appears (ibid. nos. 212, 320; CPL iii, 381). See Cowan 1967, 150 for more details. While both Cadder and its pendicle [sic Cowan 1967, 24 - for evidence of this, see Old Monkland OMO; he does not mention it under ‘Monkland’, 150] of Monkland were served by curates at the Reformation, this is of earlier standing than earlier appropriation of the vicarage teinds, neither apparently being successful. For more refs. see Cowen 1967, 24. Note that Durkan 1986, 292-3 identifies Badermonoc with Barmulloch GLW. I have therefore put it under that place-name. The parochial district comprised the manors of Cader and Ballain [Bedlay], which last, from the time of William I, included the disputed lands of Muchrat [Muckcroft] OPS i, 50. Not mentioned in Shennan 1892.