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Cambusnethan, St Michael's Church And Graveyard

Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cambusnethan, St Michael's Church And Graveyard

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Cambusnethan, Old Church

Canmore ID 45720

Site Number NS75SE 4

NGR NS 7676 5402

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Cambusnethan
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Motherwell
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS75SE 4.00 7676 5402.

NS75SE 4.01 76771 54028 Belhaven and Stevenson Mausoleum

(NS 7676 5402) Site of Church (NR)

OS 6" map (1938)

The old Cambusnethan church which stood in the south of the parish near the river Clyde is mentioned in a charter of 1232 and is probably the St Michael's Church mentioned in old charters in 1495. In 1650 the church was abandoned, and a new church erected (Lanark 18 NE 2). All that existed in 1859 were the wall around the burial ground, and the outline of the western portion of the church.

P Brown 1859

No vestige of St Michael's Church remains, except that a slightly raised platform on the west side of the 19th century mortuary vaults may indicate the western outline of the building. It would appear that the vaults occupy the site. There are many 17th century,and possibly earlier, gravestones in the burial ground.

Visited by OS (JLD) 29 September 1953

Cambusnethan church was dedicated to St Nechtan. There was a chapel dedicated to St Michael of the Manor Place of Cambusnethan.

H Scott 1920.


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