Old Photograph Meadowfield Parish Church Longriggend Scotland

Old photograph of Meadowfield Parish Church in Longriggend, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Longriggend is situated on moorland 8 km north east of Airdrie, in the parish of New Monkland. The village appeared on a map by Pont in 1596, under the name of Langrodge. Slamannan Railway joined Longriggend with Airdrie and the Union Canal in 1840, but its gauge prevented its connection with the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway. Coal pits in the area used the railway extensively, and by 1895 there was a station at Longriggend.

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