Braxfield (site of)
Braxfield is a ruined mid-18th century but it incorporates earlier work.
The property is marked on Pont’s late 16th century map as Broyffield or Broysfield and on Blaeu’s mid-17th century map as Broysfield, both seemingly illustrated with a tower symbol.
However the lands of Braxfield are mentioned in the thirteenth century, and the north-west part of the courtyard may date back to the 17th century.
Part of the Braxfield estate was feued in 1784 to provide a significant portion of the land on which New Lanark was built. In 1931 Braxfield House was abandoned and it now lies in ruins.
Alternative names for Braxfield
Braxfield House; Broyffield; Broysfield
Where is Braxfield?
Braxfield is in the parish of Lanark and the county of Lanarkshire.
Grid reference:NS 87581 43154
Lat / long:55.668832,-3.788879