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Scots: Chrystoun
Chryston Church - - 128114.jpg
Chryston Church
Chryston is located in North Lanarkshire
 Chryston shown within North Lanarkshire
OS grid reference NS67SE60
Council area North Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G69
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Scottish Parliament Coatbridge and Chryston
List of places

Coordinates: 55°54′22″N 4°06′36″W / 55.906°N 4.110°W / 55.906; -4.110

Map of Chryston in 1923

Chryston is a village in the central belt of Scotland in the county of North Lanarkshire. Founded by James Burns Pollock, It is north of the main trunk road between Glasgow and Stirling (A80).

The village lies north of Muirhead, 7 miles (11 km) east of Glasgow – the exact boundary between the two villages is difficult to find. Geographically, Moodiesburn is often included in the Chryston district (Devro headquarters, located in Moodiesburn, has Chryston as its official address); as with Muirhead, children born of Moodiesburn citizens have Chryston as their birth district on their birth certificate.

Chryston Parish Church serves the villages of Chryston, Moodiesburn and Muirhead and has churches in Chryston and Moodiesburn.

On Friday 18 September, 1959, 47 miners lost their lives in the Auchengeich mining disaster at nearby Auchengeich Colliery.

Chryston High School is a six-year non-denominational secondary school situated on Lindsaybeg Road.[1]

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