Douglastown

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Douglastown
Douglastown is located in Angus
Douglastown
Douglastown
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO417473
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFORFAR
Postcode districtDD8
Dialling code01307
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°36′50″N 2°57′05″W / 56.613928°N 2.951488°W / 56.613928; -2.951488Coordinates: 56°36′50″N 2°57′05″W / 56.613928°N 2.951488°W / 56.613928; -2.951488

Douglastown is a hamlet in Kinnettles in Angus, Scotland, three miles south-west of Forfar.[1] It takes its name from the landowner who in about 1789 provided land for James Ivory & Co. (in which Mr Douglas was a partner) to build a flax mill to spin yarn for heavy linen cloth called osnabruks (named from the German town of Osnabruk, where it was originally made. The hamlet of Douglastown was built to house the workers. The mill closed in 1834. It used flax-spinning technology invented by John Kendrew and Thomas Porthouse of Darlington, patented in 1787.

Douglastown

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7

Further reading[edit]

A. J. Wardey, The linen trade: ancient and modern (1864; repr. 1967), 458 511 689-91.