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Camlachie, a suburban town and a burn of NW Lanarkshire. An eastern suburb of Glasgow, the town is in Parkhead quoad sacra and Barony civil parish; stands chiefly along the N road from Glasgow to Hamilton, from a point about 1¼ mile E of Glasgow Cross; and forms a link between the extreme E of Glasgow proper and the suburb of Parkhead. It consists of a main street and a number of lateral streets; presents a dingy disagreeable appearance; is inhabited principally by manufacturing operatives; and contains some factories, a distillery, Parkhead quoad sacra parish church, a Free church, and the Glasgow Eastern Necropolis. The burn rises in the vicinity of Gartcraig; runs in a south-easterly direction, past the W end of the suburb; has there a foul stream; forms, for some distance, the boundary between Barony parish and Glasgow royalty; and, after a total course of about 3½ miles, falls into the Clyde.

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