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Jamestown or Damhead, Dumbartonshire

Historical Description

JAMESTOWN, or Damhead, a village, in the parish of Bonhill, county of Dumbarton; containing 314 inhabitants. This place, heretofore a small, hamlet, has latterly increased in population and extent, owing to the numerous and flourishing calico-printing and bleaching establishments which have sprung up in the parish, and in which the population here are chiefly employed.

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