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Abbey Green, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

ABBEY-GREEN, a considerable village, in the parish of LESMAHAGOW, Upper ward of the county of LANARK, 6 miles (S. W.) from Lanark; containing, with Turfholm, 881 inhabitants. This village, formerly called Macute's-Green, derives its present name from its vicinity to the ruins of an ancient monastery dependent on the abbey of Kelso. It is pleasantly seated in a valley on the west bank of the Nethan, a fine stream tributary to the Clyde. The village is in the centre of the parish, and contains the parochial church. The inhabitants are employed in various trades requisite for the supply of the neighbourhood, and in hand-loom weaving for the manufacturers of Glasgow and Paisley.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis