Bothwell, parish

Grid reference

NS 704 586 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

270400 658600





Nearby places

St Bride's Church, Bothwell (0 miles)

St Catherine's Chapel, Bothwell (1.06 miles)

Barmichael, Hamilton (1.66 miles)

Barmichael Plantation, Hamilton (1.66 miles)

Blantyre, parish (2.02 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR is for Bothwell parish church, a twelfth-century foundation erected into a Collegiate Church by Archibald earl of Douglas (RMS i, App. 2, no. 1862). There are twelfth-century stones on the site (NMRS).

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Shotts, modern parish (formerly)

Parish TLA


Medieval diocese


Parish notes

The parish kirk was made collegiate in 1398 on petition of Archibald earl of Douglas, the parsonage and vicarage fruits being assigned to the provostry with which they continued, while cure was served by a vicar pensioner (GRH Vat. Trans. ii, 30 ff; Ass. cited OPS i, 54-5; Reg. of Pres. ii, 52). Cowan 1967, 21.