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Scotland (Counties as in 1851-1901) => Scotland => Lanarkshire => Topic started by: SamuelScotus on Thursday 20 December 18 20:53 GMT (UK)

Title: Help locating this place?!
Post by: SamuelScotus on Thursday 20 December 18 20:53 GMT (UK)
Hi All, Iím looking for a place named Muirhead Farm (or Muirhead Farmhouse), within the parish of New Monkland, Lanarkshire.

I believe it may have been near Wattston/Greengairs as the family lived near there. The name mustíve changed as I canít find any record of it...
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: Little Nell on Thursday 20 December 18 21:08 GMT (UK)
There is a Muirhead marked on the OS map:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n6b/
(hopefully that will work)

Nell
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: Little Nell on Thursday 20 December 18 21:12 GMT (UK)
This is a link to the 1898 OS map:

https://maps.nls.uk/view/82891548

Zoom in, top left quadrant of the map.

Nell
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: maddys52 on Thursday 20 December 18 21:16 GMT (UK)
This one too from 1859 shows Muirhead to the northwest of Greengairs
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74427692
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: SamuelScotus on Thursday 20 December 18 22:00 GMT (UK)
I can't thank you all enough!!

Is anyone any good at locating the area it would have been on Google Earth for me?
(I'm planning to visit it for photographs)
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: Little Nell on Thursday 20 December 18 22:08 GMT (UK)
These are the rough co-ordinates:
55 55 18 51N
3 58 18 08 E

Search for Luggiebank and head south-east. Look for the tree-lined stream just north of a straight road called Hulks Road.

I have to say that looking at it, the old buildings now appear to be without a roof!

Nell
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: SamuelScotus on Thursday 20 December 18 22:18 GMT (UK)
Thank you, I just asked my Father and he knew exactly where it is. His Grandfather was born there in the very late 1800s. Very exciting to see that it is ruined and hasn't been refurbished or built over!

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: Forfarian on Friday 21 December 18 01:45 GMT (UK)
Is anyone any good at locating the area it would have been on Google Earth for me?
(I'm planning to visit it for photographs)
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=55.9214&lon=-3.9744&layers=5&right=BingHyb = put the cursor on the name on the old map and it will also be on the satellite view.

At bottom right of the screen you will see the map references - NS769716 is the National Grid reference, and there are also the latitude and longitude. If you put the NGR into http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/ns769716 like this you will get a modern map and see what it looks like on the ground.

I think Google maps uses lat and long but I prefer to use a decent map.
Title: Re: Help locating this place?!
Post by: DonM on Friday 21 December 18 10:55 GMT (UK)
This is from 1969