MADDISTON, a village, in the parish of Muiravonside, county of Stirling, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Linlithgow-Bridge; containing 164 inhabitants. This is the principal village in the parish, and is picturesquely seated on the slope of a hill, and on each side of a stream, over which is a bridge. On the adjoining lands considerable quantities of iron have been wrought, and the Carron Company have still works in the vicinity; the iron is of fine quality, but dispersed over a great bulk of ore. The facilities of communication are very ample; the Stirling and Edinburgh road, the Union canal, and railways between Slamannan and Glasgow, and Glasgow and Edinburgh, passing conveniently to the village, and all intersecting the parish.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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