Linlithgow-Bridge


Linlithgow-Bridge
   LINLITHGOW-BRIDGE, a village, partly in the parish and county of Linlithgow, and partly in the parish of Muiravonside, county of Stirling; 1 mile (W.) from the town of Linlithgow; containing 633 inhabitants. This is now a considerable place, situated on the Avon, and on the high road from Linlithgow to Falkirk. It is distinguished for a battle, fought in 1526, between the faction of the Earl of Angus, who had possession of the person of James V., then a minor, and the party who sought his deliverance from the influence of the Douglases; the conflict took place close to the village, which has given its name to the engagement. The present bridge was built by Alexander, Earl of Linlithgow, about the year 1650, as appears by a grant of its customs to Earl George, by Charles II., in 1677. In the village is a subscription library; and near it are some large print-works and a paper-mill.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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