List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Polmont (parish) Polmont
Revd. [Reverend] John Kerr
Mr. David Leighton
John Millar Esqr.
Statistical Account,
Valuation Roll for 1855-6,
Johnston's County Map
Grassom's County Map
The etymology of Polmont is uncertain. Most probably it is derived from a Celtic word signifying pool of the moor, in allusion to the ancient state of the low part of the parish which, though now highly cultivated and very fertile, bears abundant traces of its once having been covered with water. Its greatest length is about six miles and a half, and its utmost breadth about three miles. It is bounded on the north by the Frith of Forth, on the East partly by the River Avon which separates the county of Stirling from the County of Linlithgow and partly by the parish of Muiravonside, on the South by Muiravonside and Slamanan parishes, and on the West by the parish of Falkirk. As the parish is but of recent formation, it affords few materials for history. It was disjoined from that of Falkirk in 1724. Its name, however, must be at least of long standing for among the titles of the

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