Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Motherwell

Motherwell, town (police burgh), Dalziel and Hamilton pars., Lanarkshire, near South Calder Water, 2½ miles NE. of Hamilton and 12½ miles SE. of Glasgow by rail, pop. 12,904; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks; has extensive iron and steel works. Many of the inhabitants are employed in coal-mining. The pop. has increased very rapidly, having been 726 in 1841, and 2925 in 1861.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "town"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Lanarkshire ScoCnty
Place: Motherwell

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