List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
LINTON [village] West Linton
West Linton
Revd [Reverend] Mr Forrester
Mr Brown Schoolmaster
Johnston's Co. [County] map
Coy. [County] Map in New Stat.Acct. [Statistical Account]
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Fullarton's Gazetteer
General map of Scotland
Lloyds map of Scotland
005 [Situation] In the E. [East] side of the parish of Linton

A Village of Considerable size Situated on the Main Road leading from Edinburgh to Biggar, about 16 Miles South of the former, The Village is Composed of One principal street. running North and South, with a few small Lanes or Alleys going to the right and left The houses are very irregularly built their height ranging from One to two Storeys And in Several instances having their Gables to the street, which would lead a person to Suppose the Village to be of some Antiquity. It is the second largest Town in the County and has an Annual Fair or Market about the end of June for the Sale of sheep, There is no trade or Manufacture Carried On in the Village, therefore the inhabitants for the greater part are engaged in agricultural pursuits, There are two Inns or Public Houses in the Village, together with a few Grocer and Draper's Shops. It is the property of different individuals who hold their tenure by feu from the Patron or Principal, The Earl of Wemyss There are three places for Divine worship in the Village viz. [videlicet] the Established United Presbyterian And Episcopal Churches together with four Schools. so that the children have every facility afforded them for their education

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Parish of Linton -- Sheet 5 No 10 -- Trace 4

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