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Lennoxtown (Newton of Campsie)
East Dunbartonshire

A town in East Dunbartonshire, Lennoxtown lies by the Glazert Water in the southern foothills of the Campsie Fells, 3 miles (5 km) north of Kirkintilloch. Long associated with the Lennox family, it developed from the late 18th century as a planned village (also known as Newton of Campsie) in association with cotton manufacture, calico printing, coal and limestone mining and the manufacture of alum and nails. A hospital was established 2 miles (3 km) to the north in the grounds of Lennox Castle which was built in 1837-41 and one of the few remaining modern industries is the bottling of spring water. Craigend, 2½ miles (4 km) west of Lennoxtown, was the birthplace of the explorer Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792 - 1855).


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