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Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire

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Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire

Kilsyth is a town of 10,100 (2004 Estimates) roughly halfway between Glasgow and Stirling in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyNorth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyStirlingshire
OS GridNS7178
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01236
Population10,100 (2004 Estimates)

Other names by which Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire has been known in the past


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

Kilsyth, town and par., S. Stirlingshire - par., 13,121 ac., pop. 6840; town, near river Kelvin and Forth and Clyde Canal, 12¾ miles NE. of Glasgow, 35 W. of Edinburgh, and 400 NW. of London by rail, pop. 5405; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Kilsyth dates from 1665; it was made a burgh of barony in 1826. It has some weaving, but the inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the neighbouring limestone and sandstone quarries, and coal and iron mines. The battle of Kilsyth, in which the Covenanters under Baillie were defeated with great slaughter by Montrose, was fought 15th August 1645. Remarkable religious revivals took place at Kilsyth in 1742 and 1839. A little N. of the town are the ruins of Kilsyth Castle, the old seat of the Viscounts Kilsyth; it was garrisoned against Cromwell in 1650. The Kilsyth Hills are a part of the Lennox range; they reach in Meikle Bin, 4 miles NW. of Kilsyth, an alt. of 1870 ft.

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