A commuter village in South Lanarkshire, Braidwood is located 2 miles (3 km) south of Carluke and 7 miles (10 km) northwest of Carstairs Junction, once a centre of limestone production.
The barony of Braidwood was first granted to John de Monfod in 1326,
by Robert the Bruce. In 1581, the barony was transferred to Harie
Stewart of Gogar, brother of James Stewart of Bothwellhaugh, who was
briefly Earl of Arran during the insanity of the third earl, James
Hamilton. Close to the
village is Hallbar Tower, a 16th
Century fortification which was recorded at this time, making it
likely that it was built in response to James V's edict that "tours
of fence" be built on all lands over £100 Scots in value.
The lands of Braidwood, in Lanarkshire, were confirmed to William Douglas of Glenbervie in 1510. He was knighted the following year.
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