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Craigneuk, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

CRAIGNEUK, a village, in the parish of DALZIEL, county of LANARK. Near this village is an excellent quarry of flagstone, which affords employment to several of the inhabitants. The stone is of a very fine grain, and of a reddish colour; it varies from one quarter of an inch to five inches in thickness, and is much used for pavements, and occasionally substituted for slate in the roofing of buildings.

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