British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » South Lanarkshire » Carnwath, South Lanarkshire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

Local area map loading...

Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

Carnwath is a moorland village on the southern edge of the Pentland Hills of Lanarkshire, Scotland. The village lies about 30 mi south of both Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is bounded by the North Medwyn and South Medwyn watercourses. Carnwath is a farming village set in rolling countryside, on the edge of open moorland and with views to the Pentland Hills. Its proximity to the A70 makes it popular with commuters to Edinburgh.
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS9846
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Carnwath, South Lanarkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Carnwath, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Lanarksh., on C. Burn, 25 m. SW. of Edinburgh and 27 m. SE. of Glasgow -- par., 30,565 ac. (119 water), pop. 5831; vil., pop. 845; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is rich in coal and ironstone. Carnwath has given the title of Earl to the Dalzell family since 1639. At W. end of the vil. is Carnwath House.

Your comments about Carnwath, South Lanarkshire

What do you know about Carnwath, South Lanarkshire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus