- Croy, North Lanarkshire
Croy shown within North Lanarkshire
Population 650 (2001 census) OS grid reference Council area North Lanarkshire Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire Country Scotland Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town GLASGOW Postcode district G65 9 Dialling code 01236 Police Strathclyde Fire Strathclyde Ambulance Scottish EU Parliament Scotland UK Parliament Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East Scottish Parliament Cumbernauld and Kilsyth List of places: UK • Scotland •
Croy is a village in North Lanarkshire), Scotland. A former mining community, Croy is situated some 21 km from Glasgow and 60 km from Edinburgh on the main railway line between the two cities, with a frequent service to both. Croy station is also served by local trains between Glasgow and Stirling.
On Croy Hill, to the north east of the village, are remnants of the Antonine Wall, built by the Romans between AD 142 and 144, including a fort and two beacon platforms. Croy was a key point in Roman built Antonine Wall.
Croy has a Roman Catholic primary school (Holy Cross primary). At one stage there was a junior (non-league) football team in the village, known as Croy Celtic.
Reference in popular culture
- The television series The West Wing had a recurring character named, "Lord John Marbury, Earl of Croy, Earl of Sherborne, Marquess of Needham and Dolby, Baronet of Brycey."
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