Symington, South Lanarkshire

Symington is a small village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Biggar, 10 miles (16 km) east of Douglas and 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Carluke. Geographical features near Symington include Tinto Hill, the Coulter Hills and the River Clyde.[1] A map by Pont in 1596 showed two St John's Kirks in a small settlement, and another map by Roy in 1754 showed a mill to the east.[2]

Symington
Symington is located in South Lanarkshire
Symington
Symington
Location within South Lanarkshire
OS grid referenceNS995351
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBiggar
Postcode districtML12
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55°35′54″N 3°35′39″W / 55.59833°N 3.59417°W / 55.59833; -3.59417Coordinates: 55°35′54″N 3°35′39″W / 55.59833°N 3.59417°W / 55.59833; -3.59417

HistoryEdit

The Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway operated initially between 1858 and 1861 between Symington and Peebles (West), with nine stations, including Stobo railway station. Its successor was the Caledonian Railway Main Line.

RecognitionEdit

Symington was painted by John Pairman of Biggar around 1830.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Forbes, John (1845). The New Statistical Account of Scotland. 6. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. pp. 867–872. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  1. ^ "Lanarkshire 39:3". NLS. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ The Making of Scotland, Robin Smith, Canongate Books Ltd, 2001, ISBN 1-84195-170-6
  3. ^ Art UK[dead link]

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