Lennoxtown  Stirlingshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Lennoxtown like this:

Lennoxtown, a town in Campsie parish, Stirlingshire, on the left bank of Glazert Water, with a station on the Campsie and Blane Valley section of the North British railway, 9½ miles SE of Killearn, 3 NNW of Kirkintilloch, and i1½ N by E of Glasgow. Founded a century since, it has always been in great measure dependent on print-works, bleachfields, alum-works, collieries, and other industrial establishments in its vicinity, and mainly consists of one long street, whose plain two-story houses present an unassuming but cleanly and comfortable appearance. ...

It serves as the centre of traffic for all the numerous and various factories in Campsie parish, and has a post office under Glasgow, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, branches of the Royal Bank and of the National Security Savings' Bank, 10 insurance agencies, 3 hotels, a gas company, a water supply of 1876, a town hall, a mechanics' institution, and educational, horticultural, and agricultural societies. A sheriff small debt co vrt is held on the fourth Thursday of February, May, August, and November. Places of worship are Campsie parish church (1828; 1550 sittings), with a square tower; a Free church, built soon after the Disruption; a U.P. church (1784; 593 sittings); and St Machan's Roman Catholic church (1846; 400 sittings). The public, Oswald, and a Roman Catholic school, with respective accommodation for 312, 170, and 204 children, had (1882) an average attendance of 178, 75, and 152, and grants of £161, 2s., £75, 19s. 6d., and £118, 17s. Pop. (1841) 2820, (1861) 3209, (1871) 3917, (1881) 3249, of whom 1676 were females. Houses (1881) 694 inhabited, 96 vacant.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867.

Lennoxtown through time

Lennoxtown is now part of East Dunbartonshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Dunbartonshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lennoxtown itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lennoxtown, in East Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th December 2023

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