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Alexandria, Dumbartonshire

Historical Description

ALEXANDRIA, for a time a quoad sacra parish, in the parish of BONHILL, county of DUMBARTON; containing 3397 inhabitants, of whom 3039 are in the village, 4 miles (N.) from Dumbarton. This village is on the west bank of the river Leven, and its population has of late years very considerably increased, owing to the establishment of bleach-fields and print-fields in the parish; the persons employed here, in these works, are very numerous. Alexandria church is a handsome edifice, and contains about 1000 sittings; the minister's stipend is £206. 17. 4., with a manse, a glebe valued at £6. 13. 4. per annum, and a right to fuel on a moss, commuted for £4 worth of coal, and 13s. 8d. money. In the village is a place of worship for Independents. See Bonhill.

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


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CountyWest Dunbartonshire
Postal districtG83
Post TownAlexandria