Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Brainsford or Bainsford

Brainsford or Bainsford, a small suburban town in Falkirk parish, Stirlingshire. It stands on the Forth and Clyde Canal, about a mile N of Falkirk; forms, with Grahamstown, a continuous street-line from Falkirk; is included within Falkirk parliamentary burgh; is near Carron iron-works on the S border of Larbert parish; is largely inhabited by persons employed in these works; is connected with the works by a railway; and has a basin for the use of the Carron Company's vessels on the canal, a ropery, and a large saw-mill. Pop. (1831) 791, (1861) 1248, (1871) 1809, (1881) 2380.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a small suburban town"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Falkirk ScoP       Stirlingshire ScoCnty
Place: Bainsford

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