Old Kirk, Tullibody
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Old Kirk, Tullibody

A small town in Clackmannanshire, situated on high ground between the Forth and Devon valleys, 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Alloa. Although an old settlement, Tullibody grew with the development of mining, distilling and textile manufacture during the 19th Century. The old Parish Church of St. Mungo dates from the 16th century and the Bridge at Bridgend was built in 1697 by local masons Thomas and Tobias Bauchop. Erected on the site of a tannery business founded in the 18th century by shoemaker Alexander Paterson, the four-storey brick factory of John Tullis & Son Ltd (c.1880) was the largest surviving tannery building in Scotland. It closed in 2001 and was demolished. Located 1¼ miles (2 km) south of the village, next to the River Forth, Tullibody House was the home of General Sir Ralph Abercromby (1734 - 1801) but was sold by his family in 1923 and destroyed by fire in 1961. Today Tullibody is given over to public and private housing with retailing and distilling the chief economic activities.

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