1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Kilpatrick, New

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25477211911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 15 — Kilpatrick, New

KILPATRICK, NEW, or EAST, also called Bearsden, a town of Dumbartonshire, Scotland, 51/2 m. N.W. of Glasgow by road, with a station on the North British railway company&rsrsquo;s branch line from Glasgow to Milngavie. Pop. (1901), 2705. The town is largely inhabited by business men from Glasgow. The public buildings include the Shaw convalescent home, Buchanan, Retreat, house of refuge for girls, library, and St Peter’s College, a fine structure, presented to the Roman Catholic Church in 1892 by the archbishop of Glasgow. There is some coal-mining, and lime is manufactured. Remains of the Wall of Antoninus are close to the town. At Garscube and Garscadden, both within 11/2 m. of New Kilpatrick, are extensive iron-works, and at the former place coal is mined and stone quarried.