Crossbasket is situated on the Rotten Calder river, a tributary of the Clyde, a few miles from the ‘Mains of Kilbride’ and near to the mining town of Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The estate is located near Stoneymeadow Road beyond the General’s Bridge. Located 102 metres above sea level, for satellite navigation it has a postal address of “Crossbasket Castle, Stoneymeadow Road, High Blantyre G729UE” with grid co-ordinates of 55°47′00″N, 4°07′40″W. The Ordnance survey exact reference is NS 66668 56508.
Nestled amongst beautiful, mature natural woodland, Crossbasket Estate is exceptionally private and on its approach, feels most welcoming. The Castle on the estate is entered from a new wide roadway constructed in 2012, past the Main (East) Lodge house and in a sweeping direction Northwestwards. On the left, at the entrance is the brand new, ‘state of the art’ Crossbasket Nursery School opened in 2014 and already proving a popular success.
Once over 304 acres in the 14th Century, the estate is now just over 14 acres of secure, private grounds surrounded by and retaining dramatic landscapes, bridges, rivers and waterfalls. The Castle itself features prominently and can be seen from most parts of the current estate.
(c) Paul Veverka, “History of Crossbasket Castle, featuring ‘Tales of Crossbasket'”