Gallery of Pictures

   

This week`s main article is about Lanark`s Greyfriars Monastery, founded by Robert the Bruce in 1329. This site was excavated in 1999, when Robert Hogg`s developers from Carluke were constructing a number ......more

   

Clydesdale Inn This is a picture of the Clydesdale Inn and the lane beside it. It was in this lane that the dig took place in 1999. As can be imagined the space for excavation was somewhat limited. ......more

   

This little face is typical of late thirteenth century pottery. It was possibly produced in Nottingham. Similar pottery was produced in Scarborough but it was green.

   

This is a picture of a tile probably of 15th century date which was found during the excavations.

   

River Clyde, Kirkfieldbank This is an interesting view of the path along the Clyde from Kirkfieldbank Bridge to New Lanark. Many people will remember that this path was blocked and people have to make ......more

   

St Marys Church & Hospital, Lanark This is a nice card showing St Marys and St Marys Hospital. The card was made post World War I and is described as being of British manufacture. The Church was rebuilt ......more

   

High Street, Lanark This view of Lanark High Street was sent to Mr Reid, Co. Mrs Stewart of Townfoot in Leadhills. Date is about 1904/1905. It is certainly prior to the construction of the toilets near ......more

   

Parish Church Halls, Lesmahagow This is a building now know as the Fountain in Lesmahagow. The front part of the building was added in 1912. The part to the rear was done in a mock Jacobean Renaissance ......more

   

Crossford Village and River Clyde This is a nice view of Crossford which was posted from Carluke to Miss Hamilton, who was in a Fever Hospital. In those days, we had far more hospital beds than today. ......more

   

Train at Symington Here is a British Rail train going through Symington station in December 1954. The station is unfortunately no longer there, but it was under consideration for being restored as a ......more

   

This is an aerial view of Windgate House near Cowgill reservoir is typical of the sort of residence of the typical bonnet laird of the period of Lugless Will. A two storeyed store built farmhouse with ......more

   

Windgate House This is a view of Windgate house as it exists today. In the late 16th early 17th century sheep farming was the main business. Next to the bastle house where the sheep buchts were, the ......more

   

Antoine Camp This is a picture of the Antoine Camp at Castledykes in 1978. I took this aerial shot myself.

   

Dexter Cattle This is a picture of Black Dexter cows being used for ploughing. The Romans used cows rather than horses for ploughing. A friend of mine`s father who lectured in Veterinary Science at ......more

   

Castlebank Park, Lanark This card is in fact not the Delves. Somebody had given the photographer the wrong information. It is in fact Castlebank Park in the1970`s. It was a beautiful park then and ......more

   

Jerviswood These are some photos of Jerviswood House which was built in the 1630`s by the Livingstoun family. The Baillie family took over this house about the 1640`s. Much of the history of this ......more


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