Scotland Delineated; Or, a Geographical Description of Every Shire in Scotland

Scotland Delineated; Or, a Geographical Description of Every Shire in Scotland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ...about fix hundred persons; a woollen manufactory, three hundred and twenty 5 an iron-w.ork, upwards of two hundred and seventy z besides two paper-mills and several bleachfields. Roman camps may still be traced in this neighbourhood. A sudatorium, and other antiquities connected with the history of that enterprising and industrious people, have also been found. The Castle of Dunglafl; now in ruins, which formerly belonged to the CoLQpIIOUNS of Luss, and was blown up in the 'time of OLIVER CROMWELL, is believed to have been a Roman station. The vestiges of the Roman wall built by Antoninus, extend from the Frith of-e ' o Clyde Clyde near Kirkpatrick', to the Frith of Forth. It is called by the country people Grabamh' dike, probably from the name of the hero who first broke through this formidable Roman wall: Or, as has also been' conjectured, from its being the bou-ndary fixed at the partit-ion of the kingdom between MALCOLM II. and GRAHAM, towards the end of the tenth century. Kirkintullocb is a thriving village, containing upwards of one thousand five hundred inhabitants. It was erected into a borough of barony, in favour of WLLLIAM CUM-IN, Lord Cumbernauld, by WILLIAM King of Ssicots, in 1170. Manusactures of linen and cotton are carried on to a eonfiderable extent 'in this place. The Great Canal, as we have already observed, passes through. the eastem wing of this county. Its length, from the Forth. to the Clyde; is thirty-five English miles. Its greatest elevation above the level of the sea, is nearly one hundred andfixty feet. The navigat-ion is, performed: by means of thirty-nine locks. The Ca-a" nal is carried across thirty-fix rivers and' rivulets, _ befides two great roads, over each= of which there is an aqueduct bridge 3 of...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796918
  • 9781236796912