Crossmyloof  Renfrewshire


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

Crossmyloof, a village in the NW corner of Cathcart parish, Renfrewshire, 1 mile NE of Pollokshaws, and 1½ SSW of Glasgow, under which it has a post and telegraph office. At it are a public school, an Established mission station, and an extensive bakery, started in 1847. At a council of war here, according to a popular myth, Queen Mary, on the morning of the battle of Langside, laid a small crucifix on her hand, saying, ` As surely as that cross lies on my loof, I will this day fight the Regent,'-.hence the name Crossmyloof. Pop. ...

(1841) 587, (1861) 939, (1871) 988, (1881) 1195.

Crossmyloof through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Crossmyloof, in Glasgow and Renfrewshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th December 2021

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