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Kirkfieldbank

William Wallace was a man in need of sanctuary after his murder of the English Sheriff of Lanark, Hasselrig, in 1297. He turned to his friend Patrick Auchinleck of Gilbank; subsequently renamed Kilbank, at present day Kirkfieldbank. Gilbank was linked to the lost medieval chapel of Greenrig (both of which have left no visible remains) and both were located on lands owned by the Priory at Lesmahagow. The... read more

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