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Maryhill

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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Maryhill, a police burgh in Barony parish, NW Lanarkshire, on the left bank of the river Kelvin, 3½ miles NNW of the centre of Glasgow, with which it is connected by tramway and by the Glasgow and Helensburgh section of the North British railway. It occupies a brae descending to the picturesque and romantic dell of the Kelvin, which dell is spanned by the four-arch viaduct, 83 feet high and 400 long, of the Forth and Clyde Canal- Maryhill possesses in itself and in its environs such strong attractions of scenery as draw many visitors from Glasgow, and exhibits for the most part a well-built, pleasant appearance. It has a post office under Glasgow, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, branches of the Royal and Union Banks, an hotel, 3 Established churches, 2 Free churches, a U.P. church, a Roman Catholic church, 4 public and 2 Roman Catholic schools, iron, bleach, glass, and print works, etc. Under Glasgow are noticed the Maryhill Barracks and the Dawsholm gasworks. The burgh is governed by a senior and 2 junior magistrates and 9 other police commissioners. Valuation (1875) £30, 939, (1884) £65, 637. Pop. of quoad sacra parish (1881) 39, 980; of town (1841) 2552, (1861) 3717, (1871) 5842, (1881) l2, 884, of whom 6525 were males. Houses in town (1881) 2240 inhabited, 691 vacant, 5 building.—Ord. Sur., sh. 30, 1866.

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