Place:


Birdston  Stirlingshire

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Birdston like this:

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.

Birdston through time

Birdston is now part of East Dunbartonshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Dunbartonshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Birdston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Birdston, in East Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21972

Date accessed: 27th November 2021


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