LX-02 Lennoxtown Main Street

Lennoxtown Main Street East

The village of Lennoxtown was established during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries to provide accommodation for the block makers and other cotton printing workers at Lennox Mill. This calico printing works opened in the late 1780s on a site adjacent to the old corn mill. Calico is a type of cotton cloth, and the printing of cotton cloth was soon established as a major industry in the area, also at Milton of Campsie.
Streets of houses were planned and built according to a formal plan. Lennoxtown was at first known as ‘Newtown of Campsie’, to distinguish it from the ‘Kirktown’ or ‘Clachan’ of Campsie, at the foot of Campsie Glen.

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