Tag: stoneymeadow

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 […]

Fatal Impaling at Stoneymeadow Road

About ten o’clock on Wednesday 19th July 1933, just as the light was dipping, a terrible accident occurred at the junction of Stoneymeadow Road and Dalton, which left one person dead. Richard Dale, residing at 48 Park Street, Cambuslang was running his Blantyre sweetheart back to High Blantyre, when tragedy struck. He was riding a motor […]

2004 The General’s Bridge , Stoneymeadow

A photo from Alex Rochead, dating from 2004/2005, when the grounds of Crossbasket were fairly neglected. Pictured from the boundary of the Crossbasket Castle grounds is “The General’s Bridge”. In recent months I’ve been forced to change my opinion about whom this was built for. Commonly thought to be Liuet General Peter, I am now swayed […]