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Douglastown, Angus

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Douglastown, Angus

Douglastown is a hamlet in Kinnettles in Angus, Scotland, three miles south-west of Forfar. It takes its name from the landowner who in about 1789 provided land for James Ivory & Co. (in which Mr Douglas was a partner) to build a flax mill to spin yarn for heavy linen cloth called osnabruks (named from the German town of Osnabruk, where it was originally made. The hamlet of Douglastown was built to house the workers. The mill closed in 1834.
Post townFORFAR
Administrative CountyAngus
Traditional CountyAngus
OS GridNO4147
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01307

Douglastown, Angus in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Douglastown, vil., in co. and 3½ miles SW. of Forfar; P.O.; has a large flax-spinning mill.

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