Place:


Rutherglen  Lanarkshire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Rutherglen like this:

Rutherglen, parl., royal, and police burgh and par., in NW. of Lanarkshire, on river Clyde, 2 miles SE. of Glasgow - par., 2151 ac., pop. 13,801; parl. burgh and town, pop. 11,265; royal and police burgh, pop. 11,473; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Rutherglen (popularly Ruglen) was made a royal burgh in 1126, and was a place of much importance before the rise of Glasgow. There are extensive collieries and ironworks in the vicinity. Rutherglen forms one of the Kilmarnock District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

Rutherglen through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/16805

Date accessed: 21st November 2018


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