COWCADDENS, a village, in the late ecclesiastical district of St. Stephen's, within the jurisdiction of the city of glasgow, county of Lanark, ½ a mile (N.) from Glasgow. This is a populous village, till lately forming, with Port-Dundas and Woodside, one of the divisions recently separated from Barony parish. It is chiefly occupied by persons employed in handloom weaving, and in the various factories in the vicinity of Glasgow. There are five schools, of which one is in connexion with the Roman Catholics, and two are female schools.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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