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PARTICK (formerly Perdyc or Perthick)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 871 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PARTICK (formerly Perdyc or Perthick), a municipal and police burgh of the parish of Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Pop. (1891), 36,538; (1901), 54,298. It lies on the north bank of the Clyde, and is continuous with Glasgow, from which it is separated by the Kelvin, and of which it is a large and wealthy residential suburb. Shipbuilding yards are situated in the burgh, which has also industries of paper-staining, flour-milling, hydraulic-machine making, weighing-machine making, brass-founding and galvanizing. The tradition is that the flour-mills and granaries —the Bunhouse Mills—as they are called locally, were given by the Regent Moray to the bakers of Glasgow for their public spirit in supplying his army with bread at the battle of Langside in 1568. Victoria Park contains a grove of fossil trees which were discovered in a quarry. The town forms the greater part of the Partick division of Lanarkshire, which returns one member to Parliament. Though it remained a village till the middle of the 19th century, it is an ancient place. Morken, the Pictish king who persecuted St Kentigern, is believed to have dwelt here and, in 1136, David I. gave the lands of Partick to the see of Glasgow. The bishop's palace stood by the side of the Kelvin, and was occupied—or a mansion erected for him on its site—by George Hutcheson (1580-1639), founder of the Hutcheson Hospital in the city.
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