Crawford, South Lanarkshire

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Crawford Castle

Crawford is a village and Civil Parish in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. [1]

Crawford is close to the source of the River Clyde and the M74 motorway, fifty miles south east of Glasgow and fifty-three miles north west of Carlisle. It has a population of around 300 people, two hotels, a public house, a village shop and Post Office, church, and a school.

The village is close to an old Roman road and has links with Sir William Wallace (see Crawford Castle). Recent archaeological excavations have shown that this was the site of a Roman fort between 80 AD and 140 AD housing perhaps 300 soldiers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Imperial gazetteer of Scotland. 1854. Vol.I. (AAN-GORDON) by Rev. John Marius Wilson, p.314-315 http://archive.org/stream/imperialgazettee01wils#page/314/mode/2up

Coordinates: 55°27′45″N 3°39′44″W / 55.46254°N 3.66218°W / 55.46254; -3.66218