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Blantyre, South Lanarkshire

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Blantyre, South Lanarkshire

Blantyre is a civil parish in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, with a population of 17,505. The name is probably originally Cumbric blaen tir "top of the land" which has been Gaelicised. It is bounded by the River Clyde to the north, the Rotten Calder to the west, the Park Burn to the east and the Rotten Burn to the south. Blantyre was the birthplace of David Livingstone, the 19th-century explorer and missionary (see below). Blantyre has a number of small hamlets.
Post townGlasgow [1]
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS6857
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01698
Population17,505 (2001)

Other names by which Blantyre, South Lanarkshire has been known in the past

High Blantyre

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Blantyre, par. and two vils., NW. Lanarksh., 3 miles NW. of Hamilton, 3954 ac., pop. 9760; contains fragment of a priory of 13th century. High Blantyre, vil. with ry. sta., is 3 miles W. by N. of Hamilton, pop. 1849; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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