Netherton-Quarry


Netherton-Quarry
   NETHERTON-QUARRY, a village, in the parish of New Kilpatrick, county of Dumbarton, 5 miles (N. W.) from Glasgow; containing 111 inhabitants. This place lies in the south-eastern part of the parish, a little west of the high road from Glasgow to Kilpatrick, and on the line of the Forth and Clyde canal. It derives its affix from a considerable and very celebrated quarry, of which the stone is of a warm cream colour, easily chiseled as it comes from the quarry, but hardening by exposure. Roseneath House, Blythswood House, the custom-house at Greenock, and Garscube House, the last in the vicinity of the village, were built of this stone. At one time it was largely exported to Ireland and the West Indies.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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