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A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Ladybank, a small police burgh in Collessie parish, Fife, with a junction on the Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee section of the North British railway, 18¾ miles SE of Perth, 5½ SW of Cupar, and 28¼ N by E of Edinburgh. Of modern growth, it has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and railway telegraph departments, a branch of the Union Bank, 5 insurance agencies, 2 hotels, a public hall, a locomotive depôt, malting and linen industries, and an abundant water-supply (1876) from artesian wells. An Established quoad sacra parish church, with 400 sittings, was created in 1881-82 at a cost of £2050, and a Free church, also with 400 sittings, in 1875-76, at a cost of £2140; whilst the public school-originally Madras-was enlarged in 1875. The municipal voters numbered 225 in 1883, when the annual value of real property amounted to £3010. Pop. (1861) 376, (1871) 772, (1881) 1072. Houses (1881) 202 inhabited, 8 vacant, 1 building.—Ord. Sur., sh. 40, 1867.

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