Newtown


Newtown
   1) NEWTOWN, a village, in the parish of Abbotshall, county of Fife; adjacent to Kirkcaldy, and containing 860 inhabitants. This village, which is of comparatively recent origin, consists of one long street of well-built houses, extending at right angles from the eastern extremity of Linktown, and is partly inhabited by persons employed in weaving; it is well lighted with gas, and has a neat and cheerful appearance. There are extensive spinning-mills here belonging to Mr. Aytoun, in which more than 120 of the inhabitants are regularly engaged. The whole of the buildings of the town, which appear to be rapidly increasing in number, are erected on land let for that purpose by Mr. Ferguson, of Raith.
   2) NEWTOWN, a village, in the parish of Aberdour, district of Dunfermline, county of Fife; containing 152 inhabitants.
   3) NEWTOWN, a village, in the parish of Borrowstounness, county of Linlithgow; containing 138 inhabitants.
   4) NEWTOWN, a hamlet, in the parish of Bedrule, district of Jedburgh, county of Roxburgh, 2½ miles (W.) from Jedburgh; containing 56 inhabitants. It is situated in the north-western part of the parish, on the high road from Eckford to Hawick. Anciently, it was the property of a family named Ker, and had a house of great strength, which is now demolished; but the foundations, with the venerable avenue of trees, still evidence the grandeur of the mansion. Newtown is now a farm: distinct vestiges of a camp may be traced upon it.
   5) NEWTOWN, a village, in the parish of Melrose, and Melrose district of the county of Roxburgh, 3 miles (S. E.) from the town of Melrose; containing 164 inhabitants. This village is beautifully situated in the south-eastern part of the parish, in the romantic dell through which the river Bowden flows into the Tweed. There is a place of worship for a congregation of the United Associate Synod; and a school-house has been erected for the instruction of poor children.
   6) NEWTOWN, a village, in the parish of Fintry, county of Stirling, ½ a mile (N. W. by W.) from Fintry church; containing 556 inhabitants. This place is situated in the western part of the parish, on the high road from Kippen to Campsie, and is of modern erection, and now the principal village. It owes its origin to the establishment, about fifty years since, of a considerable cotton-factory, round which houses continued to spring up for the accommodation of the work-people, and of others, until it reached to its present extent and population. The cotton-mill contains 20,000 spindles, and employs 260 hands, the machinery being partly driven by the water of the Endrick, collected in a reservoir of thirty acres. Here is also a large distillery producing annually 70,000 gallons of whisky; and a good intercourse is kept up with Glasgow. Besides the parochial school, a school has been opened lately, for the instruction of the children engaged in the factory. In the village are also a savings' bank, and a small subscription library.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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