Glensburgh

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Glensburgh
Dalgrain Road, Glensburgh
Dalgrain Road, Glensburgh
Glensburgh is in the east of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Glensburgh is in the east of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Glensburgh
Location within the Falkirk council area
OS grid referenceNS914821
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGRANGEMOUTH
Postcode districtFK3
Dialling code01324
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Websitefalkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°01′11″N 3°44′54″W / 56.0196°N 3.7482°W / 56.0196; -3.7482Coordinates: 56°01′11″N 3°44′54″W / 56.0196°N 3.7482°W / 56.0196; -3.7482

Glensburgh is a very small and old hamlet situated on the south bank of the River Carron, 1.1 miles (1.8 km) north-west of Grangemouth.

Originally built on farmland in 1240 as houses for farm slaves the now standing cottages date back as far as 1878.[citation needed] Originally called Brockborough[citation needed] the hamlet mainly harvested wheat and corn, until cattle farming became the norm.[citation needed] Nowadays there are no businesses in Glensburgh, they have all closed due to various reasons, the last, the small Glens Goods Convenience Store shut in 1968, though the building still stands.[citation needed]

Consisting of only two streets, Glensburgh's population is under 100[citation needed] however it has always been regarded as one of Grangemouth's more prestigious residencies.[citation needed]

William Wallace's mother was born here in 1256, and legend has it that he spent more than one month in the area (in his mother's birth home) whilst preparing for the Battle of Falkirk.[citation needed]

Robert Burns, is known to have stayed in the quiet hamlet for some time between 1795 and 1800,[citation needed] until he was chased out by angry locals for getting a bit too familiar with the local landlord's daughter. The Queezy Pig stood with a plaque celebrating Burns' life (and drunken nights) in the tavern for nearly 150 years until it was destroyed during the war.[citation needed]

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