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Abington, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

ABINGTON, a village, in the parish of CRAWFORDJOHN, Upper ward of the county of Lanark, 3 miles (N. by W.) from Crawford; containing 135 inhabitants. It is situated on the road between Glasgow and Carlisle, on the river Glengonnar; and has a station of the Caledonian railway on the other side of the river, in the parish of Crawford. In the vicinity are vestiges of goldmines, said to have been explored in the reign of James VI., and with some success. A school here is aided by a heritor, with £6 per annum. See CRAWFORDJOHN.

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