Place:Carmunnock, Lanarkshire, Scotland

NameCarmunnock
TypeParish
Coordinates55.7985°N 4.2375°W
Located inLanarkshire, Scotland     (1891 - 1975)
Also located inRenfrewshire, Scotland     (1654 - 1891)
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandregional authority 1975-1996
City of Glasgow, Scotlandunitary authority or Council Area since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Population: around 1,100 in 2001 (last census available)
Area: In 1882 the parish was described as having an "extreme length from E to W of 3½ miles, an extreme breadth of 2¾ miles, and an area of 3490 acres." (from F H Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882-4 as taken from GENUKI.

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Carmunnock (Cathair Mhanach in Gaelic) is a conservation village within the City of Glasgow boundary, lying within three miles of East Kilbride and Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire and Busby, East Renfrewshire.

This ancient settlement which is associated with the early Christian missionary Saint Cadoc, has a medieval street plan set within the lands of an estate held by variously the Morays of Bothwell, the Earls of Douglas and eventually to the Lords, Marquesses and Dukes of Hamilton until 1700 when it passed to the Stuarts of Castlemilk.

The village is a popular residential area. The village has its own primary school (Carmunnock Primary School) with around 178 pupils. There is also a newsagent/village shop, a petrol station, a teashop, a pharmacy and a restaurant.

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History

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The only religious body in Carmunnock is the Church of Scotland's Carmunnock Parish Church on Kirk Road, which is also known as 'The Kirk in the Braes'. The original church was built on site of the current Church around 800 years, with the current building being built in 1767 in the Civil Parish of Carmunnock. The church features external stone staircases to three galleries within the sanctuary and contains examples of stained glass by Norman Macleod MacDougall.

The church is surrounded by the old village graveyard which includes a watch-house with original instructions for grave watchers of 1828, when grave robbing was a problem. Within the structure of the church is a vault where some members of the Stirling-Stewart family, the Lairds of Castlemilk, are buried.

Services are at 11am each Sunday. Additionally, the Church is open every Saturday from 2 - 4pm between April to September.

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Dates of Old Parish Registers

Births: 1654-1854
Marriages: 1653-1854
Deaths: 1783-1790

Sources for Vital Records and Censuses

Further Sources of Reference

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  • GENUKI article on Carmunnock
  • Scottish Places article on Carmunnock--more information may be found by following the tabs on the right. The parish maps in this series are very useful.
  • The maps website of the National Library of Scotland allows comparisons of modern-day and old maps of the same place. From the home page click on "Find by place" and then follow the instructions on the next page. Once you are viewing the place you want, use the slider <----> at the top of the map to compare the layout of roads and the place names of smaller areas, perhaps even farms, with the landscape today. The website takes some getting used to.
  • The Statistical Accounts for Scotland In the 1790s and again in the 1830s, the ministers of the all the parishes of the Church of Scotland were asked to provide a description of their parish to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The original account request included 160 questions to be answered. These accounts are available in print in 20 volumes and are also online where it is freely available to browse. The browsing portal is below the viewing area of most computer screens. Scroll down to "For non-subscribers" and click on "Browse scanned pages". This brings you to another page on which one can enter the name of the parish in which you are interested.
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