Johnstone  Renfrewshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Johnstone like this:

Johnstone.-- manufacturing town, Abbey par., Renfrewshire, on the Black Cart, 3 miles W. of Paisley and 9½ W. of Glasgow by rail, pop. 9267; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Johnstone dates from 1781. It stands in the midst of an important mining district, and is a thriving industrial centre, with flax mills, cotton mills, and engineering works. In S. vicinity is Johnstone Castle, seat.

Johnstone through time

Johnstone is now part of Renfrewshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Renfrewshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Johnstone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Johnstone in Renfrewshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th June 2019

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