Place:Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Coordinates55.667°N 3.917°W
Located inLanarkshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
South Lanarkshire, Scotlandunitary council area since 1996
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotlandparish in which Kirkmuirhill was located until 1975
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Kirkmuirhill is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, until 1975 located in Lesmahagow Parish in the County of Lanarkshire. It is situated in the valley of the River Nethan close to the M74 Motorway which runs from the English Border to Glasgow. The village of Blackwood is adjacent; the two villages almost adjoin. The town of Lanark is about 6 miles distant.

Traditional industry in the village was mining, but this has long since declined. Many householders commute to Hamilton or Glasgow for employment.


Research Tips

Dates of Old Parish Registers

See Lesmahagow Parish

Sources for Old Parish Registers Records, Vital Records and Censuses

  • FamilySearch (Indexes only)
  • Scotland's People This is a pay website providing vital statistics and census data for all of Scotland with original images. There is a description at Scotland under Genealogical Resources.

Further Sources of Reference

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  • GENUKI article on Lesmahagow parish
  • Scottish Places article on Kirkmuirhill--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.