Chryston

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Chryston
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Chryston Church
Chryston is located in North Lanarkshire
Chryston
Chryston
Chryston shown within North Lanarkshire
OS grid reference NS67SE60
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G69
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55°54′22″N 4°06′36″W / 55.906°N 4.110°W / 55.906; -4.110Coordinates: 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 North Lanarkshire, in the west Central Lowlands of Scotland. 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 has Chryston as its official address, and Moodiesburn's Stoneyetts Hospital (originally part of East Muckcroft within the "Woodilee Estate") was sometimes listed under Chryston.[1][2] 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.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stoneyetts Hospital, Glasgow. The National Archives. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ Tough, Alistair (23 July 1998). "NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives: Records". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.chrystonhigh.n-lanark.sch.uk/about%20us

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