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Leadhills, South Lanarkshire

Leadhills is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 5¾ miles WSW of Elvanfoot. Population (1901) 835. Originally known as Waterhead, It is the second highest village in Scotland after Wanlockhead, lying 395 m (1295 ft) above sea-level, near the source of Glengonnar Water, an affluent of the River Clyde. The village is neat and well built, and contains a masonic hall, village hall and shop.
Post townBiggar
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS8815
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

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

Leadhills, vil., Crawford par., and quoad sacra par., partly also in Crawfordjohn par., Lanarkshire - par., pop. 1081; vil., 5 miles SW. of Elvanfoot sta., pop. 1023; P.O., T.O. Leadhills is situated about 1300 ft. above sea-level, and is the highest village in Scotland. It derives its name from the lead mines here, which have been worked with little interruption from the beginning of the 17th century. Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), the poet, was a native.

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