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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
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Lanarkshire, Scotland . Pop . (1891), 36,538; (1901), 54,298 . It lies on the north
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bank of the Clyde, and is continuous with
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Glasgow, from which it is separated by the Kelvin, and of which it is a large and wealthy residential suburb .
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Shipbuilding yards are situated in the burgh, which has also
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industries of paper-staining,
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flour-milling,
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hydraulic-machine making, weighing-machine making, brass-founding and galvanizing . The tradition is that the flour-mills and
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granaries —the Bunhouse Mills—as they are called locally, were given by the Regent
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Moray to the bakers of Glasgow for their public spirit in supplying his army with
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bread at the
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battle of Langside in 1568 . Victoria Park contains a grove of fossil trees which were discovered in a
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quarry . The
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town forms the greater
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part of the Partick division of Lanarkshire, which returns one member to Parliament . Though it remained a
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village till the
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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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