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Leadhills is a village in Lanarkshire, Scotland, 5¾ miles WSW of Elvanfoot. Population (1901) 835. It is the second highest village in Scotland after Wanlockhead, lying 1301 ft. above sea-level, near the source of Glengonner Water, an affluent of the Clyde. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 134 KB) Usage is: {{GBthumb|135|132|OV000000}} File links The following pages link to this file: Slough Rothwell, West Yorkshire Saltaire Shipley, West Yorkshire Slaithwaite Wallsend Inverurie Mersea Island Laugharne, Wales Tardebigge Hamble-le-Rice Sandgate, Kent Broadway, Worcestershire Brean Down User:RHaworth/sandbox... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe and a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. ... Clyde may refer to the following: the River Clyde and Firth of Clyde in Scotland. ...


Elvanfoot railway station was on the Caledonian Railway main line from Glasgow to the south. A branch from there ran through Leadhills to Wanlockhead and operated until 1939. Part of the route has been re-used by the Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway. The Caledonian Railway was a Scottish Railway company which was grouped in to the London Midland and Scottish Railway by the Railways Act 1921 in 1923. ... Glasgows location in Scotland Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city, on the River Clyde in west central Scotland. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway a 2ft (610mm) line, is laid on the trackbed of a former Caledonian Railway branch leading off the main line between Carlisle and Edinburgh. ...


Lead and silver have been mined here and at Wanlockhead, 1½ miles south west, for many centuries, according to some authorities even in Roman days. Gold was discovered in the reign of James IV, but though it is said then to have provided employment for 300 persons, its mining has long ceased to be profitable. The village is neat and well built, and contains a masonic hall and library, the latter founded by the miners about the middle of the 18th century. General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish white Atomic mass 207. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... James IV (March 17, 1473 – September 9, 1513) was king of Scotland from 1488 to 1513. ...


Allan Ramsay, the poet, and William Symington (1763-1831), one of the earliest adaptors of the steam engine to the purposes of navigation, were born at Leadhills. Allan Ramsay (October 15, 1686 - January 7, 1758), Scottish poet, was born at Leadhills, Lanarkshire to John Ramsay, superintendent of Lord Hopetouns lead-mines and his wife, Alice Bower, a native of Derbyshire. ... The first practieal steamboat was built by the engineer William Symington,1764 - 1831, born in the lead mining village of Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


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Scottish Mining Villages - Lead Mining (1319 words)
Leadhills, a mining village in Crawford parish, S Lanarkshire, on Glengonner Water, 1 1/4 mile NNE of Wanlockhead, 5 miles WSW of Elvanfoot station, 7 SSW of Abington, and 45 SSW of Edinburgh.
The ores of Leadhills, which belong to the Earl of Hopetoun, since 1842 have been worked with the aid of steam power and of improved smelting apparatus ; and in 1868 some 2 1/2 miles of underground railway were formed at a cost of £7213.
Leadhills was visited by Thomas Pennant (1769), by Coleridge, Wordsworth, and his sister Dorothy (1803), by Miss Martineau (1852), and by Dr John Brown (1865).
Leadhills - LoveToKnow 1911 (164 words)
LEADHILLS, a village of Lanarkshire, Scotland, 54 m.
The village is neat and well built, and contains a masonic hall and library, the latter founded by the miners about the middle of the 18th century.
Allan Ramsay, the poet, and William Symington (1763-1831), one of the earliest adaptors of the steam engine to the purposes of navigation, were born at Leadhills.
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