Tag: kaldar

First Mention of Crossbasket

The first mention of “Crossbasket”, “Corsebasket” or “Korsbas” in name relates to the 1440’s although the name could indeed be much older. At this time it is confirmed the ‘lands of Corsebasket’ including nearby Hamilton Farm were owned by James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton. It is unknown if there was a tower or structure on […]

1583 Map of Blantyre

Previous to March 2015, the earliest map I had of Blantyre was from the year 1654. However, I have recently been passed a copy of a map from 71 years even earlier than that! This Lanarkshire map features Blantyre Parish, with scribbled notes and writing in approximate locations. It dates to 1583, not long after […]