Bainsford

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Bainsford
A photograph facing west along the Forth and Clyde Canal with Bainsford Bridge in the distance
The Forth and Clyde Canal at Bainsford Bridge Lock
Bainsford is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Bainsford is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Bainsford
Bainsford shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 3,202 [1] (2009 estimate)
OS grid reference NS883819
• Edinburgh 24 mi (39 km) ESE
• London 346 mi (557 km) SSE
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FALKIRK
Postcode district FK2
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Website falkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°00′43″N 3°47′12″W / 56.011944°N 03.786668°W / 56.011944; -03.786668Coordinates: 56°00′43″N 3°47′12″W / 56.011944°N 03.786668°W / 56.011944; -03.786668

Bainsford is a small village within the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village is situated in the Forth Valley, 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the town of Falkirk. It is positioned between the River Carron and the Forth and Clyde Canal to the north and south respectively.

The main road through the village is the B902 road which connects the village with Carron and Falkirk. Bainsford has a population of just over 3,000 residents according to a 2009 estimate.[1]

History[edit]

The bridge crossing the Forth and Clyde Canal at Bainsford was originally a bascule bridge. In 1905, the bascule bridge was replaced by a heavier swing bridge to accommodate the new tramway. This in turn was replaced by a non-opening road bridge.[2] Originally a separate village, Bainsford has now become part of the town of Falkirk.

Sports[edit]

In 1880 Bainsford Bluebonnets cricket club founded a football team called 'Bainsford Britannia' but changed their name to East Stirlingshire F.C. in 1881, which has remained ever since.[3] The team played their home games at Merchiston Park, Bainsford.[4] In recent times the team played their home games at Firs Park in Falkirk but now ground share with Stenhousemuir F.C. at Ochilview Park after leaving their old stadium in 2008.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics, www.sns.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-13
  2. ^ BBC "Scotland's Landscape" , www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  3. ^ East Stirlingshire F.C., www.eaststirlingfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  4. ^ Merchiston Park, www.thefootballnetwork.net. Retrieved 2011-03-02

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