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Braidwood, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

BRAIDWOOD, a village, in the parish of Carluke, Upper ward of the county of Lanark, 4 miles (N. W.) from Lanark; containing 234 inhabitants. It is on the great Roman Watling-street, and was formerly a possession of the Earls and Marquesses of Douglas. In the vicinity, limestone and ironstone are found; and, on the Braidwood estate, a vein of fine encrinal marble.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis