Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Birdstone

Birdstone, a village in Campsie parish, Stirlingshire, adjacent to the Campsie railway, 2½ miles SE of Lennoxtown. It was the birthplace and residence of the Campsie poet, William Muir. A few Roman urns, and a number of English coins of Elizabeth, James I., and Charles I., have been exhumed in its vicinity; and the latter are supposed to have been hid by the inhabitants, on occasion of their flight from the troops of the Marquis of Montrose at the time of the battle of Kilsyth.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Campsie ScoP       Stirlingshire ScoCnty
Place: Birdston

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