Kirkintilloch Combination, Dunbartonshire
Kirkintilloch had a parish poorhouse from at least 1855. It was situated on Southbank Road, next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and is identified as a poorhouse on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1859, but not on the second edition of 1898. In the 1881 census, there were three paupers in residence, together with the poorhouse matron.
The Kirkintilloch Combination was formed in around 1863 and comprised the parishes of: Campsie, Cumbernauld, and Kirkintilloch. Despite receiving approval for a poorhouse site and plans, none seems to have been set up, and the Combination appears to have disbanded in around 1873.
Campsie subsequently joined the Stirling Combination.
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- East Dunbartonshire Archives & Local Studies, William Patrick Library, 2/4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1AD, Scotland. Holdings for Kirkintilloch include: Parochial Board/Parish Council Minutes (1845-1930); House and Relieving Committee Minutes (1855-1869); Finance and Relief Committee Minutes (1870-1876); Relief cases (1878-1892).
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