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Auchinloch, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

AUCHINLOCH, a hamlet, in the former quoad sacra parish of CHRYSTON, parish of CADDER, Lower ward of the county of LANARK, 2 miles (S.) from the town of Kirkintilloch; containing 138 inhabitants. This village has its name from a considerable loch now drained, and owes its origin to the mines of coal in its immediate vicinity, which have been worked on a moderate scale by its inhabitants, though the quality is scarcely good enough to remunerate the expense of obtaining it. There are also limestone-quarries, from which materials are raised for building and agricultural purposes, and for which works have been established at Garnkirk. In the village is a school endowed by Patrick Baird with £300, the interest whereof is paid annually to the master.

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


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CountyNorth Lanarkshire
Postal districtG66
Post TownGlasgow