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Chapelton-Glasford, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

CHAPELTON, a village, in the parish of GLASFORD, Middle ward of the county of LANARK, 3½ miles (N. by E.) from Strathaven: containing 602 inhabitants. This village derived its name from the occasional performance of divine service here, previously to the erection of the present church. It is pleasantly situated, and the inhabitants are generally employed in agriculture. There are three friendly societies, consisting in the aggregate of about 200 members; and a temperance society of forty members. Two endowed schools have been established, both of which are branches of the parochial school, and so situated as to be easily accessible to children from all parts of the parish. There is also a Sabbath school, supported by subscription.

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