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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
WEST PORT (Site of) West Port Mr R. Smith Provost Mr Gray Rector Grammar School Mr Annan Town Clerk Mr Ballantyne Postmaster 025.15 At the junction of West Port and Bloomgate.
The West Port as the term implies was the Western Gate which led from the Town and some of the oldest inhabitants still remember its vestiges.
History of Lanark 1834.
There are no remains of this gate in existence at present, but the place where it stood is still pointed out.
WEST PORT [Lanark] West Port Mr R. Smith Provost
Mr Gray Rector Grammar School
Mr Annan Town Clerk
Mr Ballantyne Postmaster
025.15 Extends N.W. from Bloomgate at the junction of the latter with North Vennel.
This street is the principal entrance into Lanark from the west.
"Until very lately the approach in that Quarter wore such an aspect as by no means to impress the stranger with a favorable impression of the Town - but now from the modernized state of the Buildings it has quite a different appearance".
- Hist[ory] of Lanark 1834
The houses in this street are 2 and 3 storeys slated and in good repair - it is lit with Gas.
LANARK HOUSE Lanark House Mr R. Smith Provost
Mr Gray Rector Grammar School
Mr Annan Town Clerk
Mr Ballantyne Postmaster
025.15 A handsome dwelling house 2 storeys. Slated. with out houses, garden park and ornamental ground attached. it is the property and residence of the Rev.[Reverend] Mr. Mc Glashan Minister of Lanark Ph. [Parish]. - It is not the Parish Manse.

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XXV.15. Lanark Plan7 Page 7

Transcriber's notes

Checked the History of Lanark by W Davidson and got the word "Quarter". My they have certainly altered the quote for their own needs!

Emailed to get the third entry Lanark House added so I can do it. JD 22/10/2013
Feb 12 - added it but the word 'not' should be underlined as in "it is not the Parish Manse"

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