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Mauldslie Church

Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Mauldslie Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 46707

Site Number NS85SW 3

NGR NS 8069 5012

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Carluke
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Clydesdale
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS85SW 3 8069 5012.

(NS 8069 5012) Church (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map (1967)

Site of St Luke's Church and Cistercian Abbey (NR)

OS 6" map (1911)

The vicarage of Carluke belonged to (the Tironensian) Lesmahagow Priory (a subsidiary of Kelso). The church was dedicated to St Andrew, but there was an earlier dedication to St Luag or Maluag.

H Scott 1920

The site of the early church, mentioned in a charter of Robert I, is said to be at Maudslie, where there is an oblong piece of ground running E-W. Some loose stones lie about and there are the remains of a stone wall on the S. Both this church and the later one (NS85SW 5) were functioning in the 15th century.

The ground adjoining the church was long known as "Abbey Steads", which gave rise to the mistaken belief that this was also the site of an Abbey, and there was no connection with the Cistercians. The alleged dedication to St Luke arose from a mistaken derivation of "Carluke".

J A Wilson 1936; W Rankin 1874; Name Book 1860

No trace remains of any building at this spot, in an area of open parkland.

Visited by OS (JFC) 17 March 1954


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