Westquarter


Westquarter
   WESTQUARTER, a village, in the parish of Glasford, county of Lanark, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Strathaven; containing 481 inhabitants. This village, which takes its name from its situation in the western portion of the parish, is chiefly inhabited by persons employed in the manufactories of the adjacent district. Westquarter House is a handsome mansion; and the village contains the parish church, the parochial school, and a Sabbath school. There are also one male and one female friendly society, and a temperance society, which are well supported, and patronized by the heritors as productive of benefit to the parish. Near the village are three quarries of freestone, in which several of the labouring poor find employment.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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