Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Overtown

Overtown, a large village in Cambusnethan parish, Lanarkshire, near a station of its own name on the Caledonian railway, 1½ mile SE of Wishaw, and 3½ miles NW of Carluke. Lying amid a rich mineral country, and inhabited chiefly by workers in the mineral field, it has a post office under Wishaw, a school of the Coltness Iron Co., a Roman Catholic school, St Patrick's Roman Catholic church (1873; 200 sittings), and an Established church. The last, built in 1874-75 at a cost of over £2000, is an Early English edifice, with a bold square tower 80 feet high, and 600 sittings. Pop. (1861) 364, (1871) 1517, (1881) 1293.—Ord. Sur., sh. 23, 1865.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a large village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Cambusnethan ScoP       Lanarkshire ScoCnty
Place: Overtown

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