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Crossbasket & Basket: Origins of the Name

The name ‘Crossbasket’ is in relation to the Tower, the Estate and tied lands. The name ‘Basket’, being a sub part of these lands. The name “Crossbasket” likely took it name from ‘Basket Cross’, an ancient stone cross which once stood a small distance from the tower. It was often spelled “Korsbas”, or “Korsebasket”. Near the […]

Auchentibber – Brief origins of the name

Auchentibber, is a hamlet, one of the original fermetouns of Blantyre in the Parish of Blantyre, Middle ward of the county of Lanark; which in 1846 contained 73 inhabitants. It is situated in the south western part of the Parish, on high ground above Sydes Brae, and on the west, the Rotten-Calder water forms the boundary, […]