- KIRKFIELD-BANK, a village, in the parish of Lesmahago, Upper Ward of the county of Lanark, 1 mile (W. by S.) from Lanark, containing 1023 inhabitants. This place is situated in the eastern extremity of the parish, and on the west side of the river Clyde, which flows at a short distance from it, and is crossed by a bridge of three arches. The population is chiefly employed in hand-loom weaving for the manufacturers of the district; and in the neighbourhood is a distillery. There is a regular communication with Glasgow by means of coaches and carriers. In the village is a school, to the master of which the heritors make a small annual allowance.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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