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Bradshaw’s Guide


This place contains a population of 8,066, who are employed in the weaving, ship building, and coasting trades, and has a Church, Chapel, Newsroom, Mechanics’ Library, School, small tidal harbour, with anew dock, patent slip for repairs, and a forge, on the site of the Black Priory. Wallace, the mathematician, was a native in 1768. In the vicinity is Dysart House, seat of the Earl of Rosslyn.

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