Former site of Shaws :: Shared Description

From the OS Name Books of 1857: "Shaws: The ruins of a small farm steading, the property of Major Darroch. When the 'Shaws Water Cos. [Companies] Great Reservoir' was formed the greater part of the arable land of this farm was covered; the houses were then allowed to fall in ruins, and the remainder of the land joined to the farm of Killochend."

The farmstead of Shaws was shown, as "Schawes", on the 1654 Joan Blaeu map of Renfroana (Renfrewshire), and as "Shaws" (with adjacent field system) on Roy's Military Survey of Scotland (1740s-50s). John Thomson's map of Renfrewshire (the map is dated 1826, but was published in his 1832 "Atlas of Scotland") shows Shaws on the northern shore of a reservoir (the Great Reservoir, later known as Loch Thom).

Some unroofed building are marked "Shaws (ruins)" on the first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1857). On the 1897 revision of the OS map, those ruins are no longer present, although the trees that stood beside them are still shown. There are now only faint traces of the buildings, but the field system associated with the farmstead is still clearly visible on the ground.
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NS2573 : Old field boundary by Lairich Rig
NS2573 : Old field boundary by Lairich Rig
NS2573 : The former site of Shaws by Lairich Rig
NS2673 : Near the shore of Loch Thom by Lairich Rig
NS2573 : Old field boundary by Lairich Rig
NS2573 : The former site of Shaws by Lairich Rig
NS2573 : Old field boundary by Lairich Rig
NS2573 : The former site of Shaws by Lairich Rig


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Created: Thu, 25 Aug 2016, Updated: Thu, 22 Feb 2018

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