The Wakenwee: A Field in #Scotland. #History
One of the stranger place names associated with the Covenanters is the ‘Wakenwee’, near Hamilton in Lanarkshire.
According to the OS name book in c.1860, the Wakenwee was:
‘A Farm Steading … The origin of this name, on the authority of Mr Jackson of Hallhill, is from some Covenanter’s making the neighborhood a place of refuge after the “Battle of Bothwell Bridge”, & walking in woe or war for their losses etc.’
The steading in now completely ruined. Nearby is the Wakenwee Well, chalybeate or mineral spring that contains iron salts, at the head of Cadzow Burn and on the boundary of Hamilton and Glassford parishes.
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