Douglas, a village and parish of Lanarkshire, Scotland, 8 miles S. from its post town, Lanark. Pop. of par. 2500 ; of vil. 1400, mostly employed in collieries and cotton-factories. It is a telegraph station, and the terminus of the Carstairs, Lanark, and Douglas branch of the Caledonian Railway, 11 miles from Carstairs Junction.—A small river of Scotland, which joins the Clyde.
Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.
ABBEY GREEN, a vil. in the par. of Lesmahago, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, 6 miles from the town of Lanark, and 22 from Glasgow. Here are the ruins of a priory erected by David I. in 1140, in honour of the holy Machute, whose tomb was here. The priory was subordinate to the abbey of Kelso. The modern village is situated at a beautiful spot on the banks of the Nethan, and has a post office. The chief occupation of the people is weaving.
Source: The National Gazetteer: a Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands compiled from the latest and best sources and illustrated with a complete county atlas and numerous maps. Vol. 1. Virtue & Co. London. 1868.