Searching for "PORT TENNANT"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Anstruther Fife Tennant (1784-1848), author of Anster Fair, whose heroine ` Maggie Lander ' lived, it is said, on Anstruther East Green. A head port Groome
    Fife or Fifeshire Fife ports, but diffuses itself round nearly all the coasts, at the numerous towns and villages on the Tay, the German Ocean, and the Forth, though chiefly on the latter. It is of considerable aggregate extent, and has grown very rapidly of recent years, according to the statistics of the one headport, Kirkcaldy. Lastly, there are the fisheries, for cod, ling, hake, etc., in the home waters, and for herrings as far afield as Wick and Yarmouth. The following are the fishing towns and villages, with the number of their boats and of their resident fishermen in 1881: Limekilns Groome
    Glasgow Lanarkshire
    port. The first steam engine used in Glasgow for spinning cotton was erected in Jan. 1792. It was put up at Springfield, on the S side of the Clyde, opposite the lower steamboat quay. This work, which at that time belonged to Mr Todd, and later to Todd and Higginbotham, was removed at immense expense, in virtue of the Clyde Trustees Act of 1840 to afford space for the extension of the harbour. The works of Messrs S. Higginbotham, Sons, & Gray are now to the E;opposite Glasgow Green, and at them spinning, weaving, dyeing, and printing are carried Groome
    NEATH Glamorgan Port-Tennant canal. There are alsotwo great blast furnaces, an iron foundry, a steam-enginefactory, tin-plate works, fire-clay Imperial
    NEATH CANAL Glamorgan goes from it at Aberdulais, 2½ miles above Neath, to Port-Tennant near Swansea; and was formed in 1822. Imperial
    Port Tennant Glamorgan Port Tennant , suburb of Swansea, Glamorgan, on E. side of Swansea harbour; P.O.; has copper works. Bartholomew
    PORT-TENNANT Glamorgan PORT-TENNANT , a suburb of Swansea, in Glamorgan; on the E side of Swansea harbour, at the terminus of the Swansea Imperial
    St Andrews Fife Port, at the W end of Market Street, was founded about 1450 by Bishop Kennedy (1440-66), and was completed in 1478 by Archbishop Graham (1466-78). It was governed by a warden, but the buildings, partially destroyed at the Reformation, have entirely disappeared. The grounds belonging to it were granted to the town council by Queen Mary. The ruins of the Castle stand on a rocky promontory overhanging the sea, NNW of the cathedral. The original building is said, on the authority of Martine, to have been erected by Bishop Roger (1188-1202) as an Episcopal residence, the bishops Groome
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