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NEW KILPATRICK (Continued) [Continued from page 1]
"The Kilpatrick hills or Braes, disjoined from the Campsie Fells, by a gap of 3 or 4 miles in width, making way for the Blane with its beautiful Strath, & for the black water of Allander, lie partly in the parish. To the antiquary, the parish presents little that is interesting, except what arises from the Wall of Antoninus, which crossed it, at its widest part, from east to west. The description of this wall by Gordon in his Itinerarium Septentrionale, is in a great measure applicable to its present state. "The forts at Castlehill, & New Kilpatrick", the "ditch running up the hill at Ferguston" & the "causeway at New Kilpatrick" are still nearly in the condition he describes. Two stones dug from the ruins of these forts, & noticed by Gordon, the one as the largest, & the other as the noblest Roman stones ever found in Scotland, are preserved in the Hunterian Museum of the University of Glasgow." New Statistical Account

The nearest market-town is Glasgow 7 miles distant from the centre of the parish, the only village of any consideration is Milngavie, in which considerable trade is carried on, in Calico printing, Bleaching & Cotton Spinning. The means of communication are abundant. The Glasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh Railway & the Forth & Clyde Canal passes thro' [through] this parish in the South from East to West.

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