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Deanston

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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Deanston, a manufacturing village in Kilmadock parish, Perthshire, on the swift Teith's right bank, 1 mile W of Doune. It presents an appearance greatly superior to that of most seats of manufacture, consisting chiefly of extensive cotton-mills founded in 1785, and of dwelling- houses for the workpeople, but including Deanston House; and has a post office under Stirling, a large school, a circulating library, and a savings' bank. James Smith (1789-1850), as manager of its mills from 1807, made great displays of genius, and stands on the roll of fame, among the Wattses and the Arkwrights as a mechanician, among the Youngs and the Sinclairs as the inventor of thorough drainage, and among the Howards and the Clarksons as a philanthropist. Pop. (1841) 982, (1861) 727, (1871) 627, (1881) 700.

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