Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Levern Water

Levern Water, a stream of Renfrewshire, issuing from Long Loch, on the boundary between the parishes of Neilston and Mearns, near the Ayrshire border, and running 9¼ miles north-north-eastward through the parish of Neilston and along the boundary between Abbey-Paisley and Eastwood, to a junction with the White Cart, at a point 3½ miles ESE of Paisley. Its principal affluents are the Kirkton and the Brock Burns. It exhibits various scenes of sequestered and even romantic beauty. Before reaching the level ground, its velocity is very considerable, and there are several waterfalls. The cascades in Killock Glen form a miniature resemblance of the three celebrated Falls of Clyde. The greater part of its valley is thickly inhabited by a manufacturing population, which centres at the villages of Neilston, Barrhead, and Hurlet. The quoad sacra parish of Levern is in the presbytery of Paisley and synod of Glasgow and Ayr. Its church was built as a chapel of ease in 1835, and contains 670 sittings. Levern public, Househill endowed, and Nitshill Roman Catholic schools, with respective accommodation for 318, 100, and 123 children, had (1882) an average attendance of 160, 31, and 66, and grants of £110, 9s., £25, 2s. 6d., and £42, 16s. Pop. of q. s. parish (1871) 2413, (1881) 2847, of whom 2702 were in AbbeyPaisley and 145 in Eastwood.—Ord. Sur., shs. 22, 30, 1865-66.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a stream"   (ADL Feature Type: "streams")
Administrative units: Ayrshire ScoCnty       Renfrewshire ScoCnty

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