Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Abbeygreen

Abbeygreen, a small town in Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire, on the left bank of the river Nethan, 3 furlongs W of Lesmahagow station, and 6 miles SW of Lanark. Beautifully situated in a pleasant vale, it takes its name from the priory of Lesmahagow, and is itself often called Lesmahagow. It stands nearly in the centre of that parish, and contains its post office, with money order, savings' bank, insurance, and telegraph departments, under Lanark. There are besides branches of the Royal Bank and British Linen Co. Bank, four insurance offices, the parish church (1804), a Free and a U.P. church. Two public schools, boys' and female industrial, with respective accommodation for 257 and 268 children, had (1879) an average attendance of 151 and 163, and grants of £52, 3s. 2d. and £165, 6s. 6d. Business fairs are held on the second or the third Wednesday in May and August, and on the first three Wednesdays of December, and hiring-fairs on the second Wednesday of March and October. Pop. (1861) 1136, (1871) 1448, (1881) 1297.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a small town"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Lesmahagow ScoP       Lanarkshire ScoCnty
Place: Lesmahagow

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