List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
LANARK Lanark Mr R Smith Provost
Mr Gray Rector Grammar School
Mr Annan Town Clerk
Mr Ballantyne Postmaster
Statistical Account
Johnston's County Map
Forrests County Map
Lanark - a post and market Town. a royal burgh. and the Capital of the upper ward of LanarKshire, is situated in 55º 34' North latitude and 3º 5' West longitude. 25 miles South East by East of Glasgow. 31 S.W [South West] of Edinbro 35 South by East of Stirling and 47 North East by east of Ayr. Its site is a beautiful slope of ground about ½ a mile from the right bank of the Clyde. about 300 feet above the nearest part of the river in altitude and about 650 above the level of the Sea It is believed to have been originally a Roman Station and at all events is a town of great antiquity ************
The town of Lanark in its present form consists principally of one main line of Street bearing the names of High Street
and West Port. with several smaller streets or lanes diverging on either side

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