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Baillieston, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

BAILLIESTON, a village, in the former quoad sacra parish of Crosshill, parish of Old Monkland, Middle ward of the county of Lanark, 4¾ miles (E. by S.) from Glasgow; containing 639 inhabitants. This is the principal village of Crosshill district, and is situated in the western part of the parish of Old Monkland, on the border of that of Barony, and near the roads from Glasgow to Airdrie and to Hamilton. For many years past, the Monkland, Bothwell, Barony, and Gadder Farming Society have held their annual exhibition of live stock in the village. The show is considered to be in Scotland second only to the exhibitions of the Highland Society; the description of stock is of the first class, and prizes are frequently obtained by agriculturists of this neighbourhood at the latter exhibitions, where the competition is open to England and Scotland. A subscription library is supported here.

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