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Stenhousemuir

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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Stenhousemuir, a small town in Larbert parish, Stirlingshire, 3 furlongs NE of Larbert station, and 3 miles NNW of Falkirk. It presents an orderly and pleasant appearance; consists chiefly of one-story and two-story houses, many of them with gardens attached; has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a branch of the Royal Bank, a public hall, a Free church, and a public school; and adjoins the large common on which the Falkirk trysts have been held since 1785. Pop. (1841) 1206, (1861) 1392, (1871) 1872, (1881) 2617.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867.

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