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Abington, a village in the E of Crawfordjohn parish, Lanarkshire, standing at 808 feet above sea-level on the left bank of the Clyde, ¾ mile below the influx of Glengonner Water, and 14 miles SSE of Lanark by road. A bridge over the Clyde connects it with Abington station, ¼ mile eastward on the Caledonian: this station having a telegraph office, and being 9 miles S by W of Symington, 43¼ SW of Edinburgh, and 43½ SE of Glasgow. At the village are a Free church, a post office with money order and savings' bank departments, a branch of the Commercial Bank of Scotland, an hotel, and a school, which, with accommodation for 93 children, had (1879) an average attendance of 56, and a grant of £61, 19s. Coursing meetings are held in the vicinity at which the best dogs of England and Ireland are pitted against those of the West of Scotland. Abington House a little S of the village, is a recent erection, the seat of Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke of Crawford, fourth Bart. since 1759 (b. 1813: suc. 1838), M.P. for Lanarkshire and N Lanarkshire (1857-81), and owner of 29,604 acres in the shire of an annual value of £9282.

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