Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Chapelhall

Chapelhall, a large village in the NE of Bothwell parish, Lanarkshire, near the left bank of North Calder Water, 2 miles NNE of Holytown, and 2½ SE of Airdrie, under which it has a post office. Chiefly dependent on the iron-works and collieries of the Monkland Company, it is of recent origin, and consists of well-built houses, nearly one-half of them the property of operatives; at it are a Free church, St Aloysins Roman Catholic church (1859), and a public and a Roman Catholic school, which, with respective accommodation for 250 and 249 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 229 and 192, and grants of £199,5s. and £135,8s. Pop. (1841) 1431, (1861) 1990, (1871) 1707, (1881) 1675.

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

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Feature Description: "a large village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Bothwell ScoP       Lanarkshire ScoCnty
Place: Chapelhall

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