Dumbarton, a county of Scotland, bounded N. by Perthshire, E. by the counties of Stirling and Lanark, S. by the river Clyde and Renfrewshire, W. by Loch Long, an arm of the sea, and by Argleshire. Desc. Mountainous, but fertile in the lowlands. Ben Voirlich rises 3262 feet above the level of the sea. Rivers. The Leven. Lakes. Numerous; the largest is Loch Lomond. Pro. Oats and potatoes. Minerals. Iron, coal, freestone, and lime. There are several extensive bleaching-fields on the banks of the Leven; and the cotton manufacture, tanning, weaving, and paper-making are also carried on. P0p. 52,034.
Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.


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Dumbarton Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Dumbarton, a market town, and royal and parliamentary borough, the chief town of the above county, near the confluence of the Leven with the Clyde, 14 miles N.W. from its post town, Glasgow. It forms part of the Kilmarnock district of boroughs. The town consists of one well-paved street, with several smaller ones branching from it, and has a large parish church with a handsome spire, besides two free churches and several chapels for nonconformists. The ancient castle of Dumbarton is built on the top of a lofty and precipitous rock, which rises abruptly from a level plain at the confluence of the Clyde and Leven, by which its base is washed on two sides. View full post…

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