CLACHAN, a village, chiefly in the parish of Campsie, but partly in that of Fintry, county of Stirling, 2 miles (W.) from Lennoxtown; containing 191 inhabitants. This village, called the Clachan of Campsie, is romantically situated in the vicinity of copse woods and secluded valleys, which are much resorted to in summer. The hills above it bend in the form of an amphitheatre, and numerous streams pour down the winding glens into the Glassert, a rivulet which rises in Campsie fells, and falls into the Kelvin above Kirkintilloch. A bleachfield, for the preparation of various kinds of muslin, was established here in 1819. The village formerly contained the parochial church.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Clachan — Clach an, n. [Scot., fr. Gael.] A small village containing a church. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott [1913 Webster] Sitting at the clachon alehouse. R. L. Stevenson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clachan — [klȧkh′ən] n. [Gael; prob. < clach, stone] [Scot. or Irish] a hamlet …   English World dictionary

  • Clachan — A clachan (Irish: clochán, pronounced [kʰl̪ˠoxɑːn] or clachan, pronounced [kʰl̪ˠɑxɘn]; Scottish Gaelic: clachan, [kʰl̪ˠaxan]; Manx: claghan, pronounced [kʰl̪ˠaxan]) is a type of small traditional settlement common in Ireland and… …   Wikipedia

  • clachan — noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots), from Scottish Gaelic Date: 15th century Scottish & Irish hamlet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clachan — /klah kheuhn, kla /, n. Scot., Irish. a small village or hamlet. [1375 1425; late ME (Scots) < ScotGael, equiv. to clach stone + an dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • clachan — cla·chan …   English syllables

  • clachan — /ˈklakən/ (say klahkuhn) noun a small village or hamlet. {Scottish Gaelic, from clach stone} …   Australian English dictionary

  • clachan — ˈklaḵən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Scottish Gaelic, hamlet, steppingstones, probably from clach stone; akin to Old Irish cloch stone Scot & Irish : hamlet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clachan na Luib — Koordinaten 57° 33′ N, 7° 20′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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