" a mining village, in Crawford parish, S Lanarkshire, on Glengonner Water, ......... .
The highest village in Scotland - 1250 to 1412 feet above sea-level - ...... .
Since 1861 nearly every cottage has been either rebuilt or repaired, and their roofs of Welsh slate, their whitewashed walls, and their pretty flower-borders have greatly improved the aspect of the village.
Leadhills has a post office under Abington, with money order, savings bank and telegraph department, an hotel, a good water supply, a public school, an excellent public library (1741), a Good Templar lodge, a brass band, a volunteer corps, a curling club, and fairs on the second Friday of June and the last friday of October. The Ha', a shooting-lodge of the Earl of Hopetoun, is a large old mansion, one of its two wings has served since 1736 as an Established place of worship, and contains 500 sittings. "
Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland 1883