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Gartcloss, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

GARTCLOSS, a village, in that part of the parish of Old Monkland which formed the quoad sacra parish of Gartsherrie, Middle ward of the county of Lanark, 2 miles (N. W.) from Coatbridge; containing 206 inhabitants. It lies in the north-eastern part of the parish, near the border of Cadder parish, and in the neighbourhood of the Gartcloss coal-mine, one of the most considerable in the district. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in this mine.

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