Leadhills, South Lanarkshire

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Leadhills is a village in South Lanarkshire

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Leadhills within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Leadhills in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Leadhills, vil., Crawford par., and quoad sacra par., partly also in Crawfordjohn par., Lanarkshire - par., pop. 1081; vil., 5 miles SW. of Elvanfoot sta., pop. 1023; P.O., T.O. Leadhills is situated about 1300 ft. above sea-level, and is the highest village in Scotland. It derives its name from the lead mines here, which have been worked with little interruption from the beginning of the 17th century. Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), the poet, was a native.

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