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Chryston, a village and a quoad sacra parish in the E of Cadder parish, NW Lanarkshire. The village stands near the Monkland and Kirkintilloch railway, 1½ mile NE of Garnkirk station, 2½ miles ESE of Lenzie Junction, and 7 NE by E of Glasgow, under which it has a post office. At it are an inn, a beautiful Established church (1878; 800 sittings) with a fine spire, a Free church (1853), and two burying-grounds, in one of which is a neat granite monument to a native of Chryston, the weaver-poet Walter Watson (1780-1854). A public school, with accommodation for 450 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 255, and a grant of £249,16s: 6d. The quoad sacra parish, constituted in 1834, and re-constituted in 1869, is in the presbytery of Glasgow and synod of Glasgow and Ayr. Pop. of village (1861) 582, (1871) 486, (1881) 464; of q. s. parish (1841) 2670, (1871) 3203, (1881) 3240.

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