NS9521 : Ruins of Crawford Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Crawford, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Ruins of Crawford Castle
Ruins of Crawford Castle
There was a Roman fort at Crawford in the early years of the first millennium, long before Thor Longus, who founded the church at Ednam in the Scottish Borders, was granted the lands. Thor, who is said to have founded the Crawford family, built a motte castle on the site before it was later strengthened by the new lairds, the Lindsay family who were granted the Barony and title, Earl of Crawford, by Robert II of Scots. In 1488, James IV granted the lands to Archibald Douglas, 5th. Earl of Angus.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9542 2135 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.4851N 3:39.3628W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9541 2138
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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