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Abington is a village in the Scottish council region of South Lanarkshire, close to the M74 motorway, marking the point where it changes name to the A74(M), following the upgrade of the former A74 road. The West Coast Main Line between Glasgow and London also emerges from the Clyde Valley at this point and begins its ascent up Beattock Summit, alongside the motorway. Abington was at one time served by a station on the railway, but this was closed as a result of the Beeching cuts of the 1960s.

Abington
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Abington Main Street
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Clyde Bridges near Abington
Abington is located in South Lanarkshire
Abington
Abington
Location within South Lanarkshire
Population200 [1] (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceNS931234
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIGGAR
Postcode districtML12
Dialling code01864
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55°29′37″N 3°41′14″W / 55.49365°N 3.68723°W / 55.49365; -3.68723Coordinates: 55°29′37″N 3°41′14″W / 55.49365°N 3.68723°W / 55.49365; -3.68723

There is a post office in the village, as well the Upper Clyde Parish Church building.[2]

The village gives its name to the Abington services, which lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north.

This also marks the point where the A702 road meets the A74(M)/M74.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scotland Census". Scotland's Census. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Upper Clyde Parish Church". Upper Clyde Parish Church. Retrieved 19 December 2015.

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