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OLD KILPATRICK

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 798 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OLD KILPATRICK, a town of Dumbartonshire, Scotland, on the right bank of the Clyde, 1o2m. N.W. of Glasgow by rail, with stations on the North British and Caledonian railways. Pop. (1901), 1533. It is traditionally the birthplace of St Patrick, whose father is said to have acted there as a Roman magistrate. Roman remains occur in the district, and the Wall of Antoninus ran through the parish. . To the north, occupying an area of about 6 in. from east to west and 5 in. from north to south run the Kilpatrick Hills, of which the highest points are Duncomb and Fynloch Hill (each 1313 ft.).
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