Hurlet  Renfrewshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Hurlet like this:

Hurlet, a village on the SE border of Abbey parish, Renfrewshire, on the left bank of Levern Water, 5 furlongs NW of Nitshill station, 1½ mile NNE of Barrhead, and 3 miles SE of Paisley. Standing amid a rich mineral field, where coal has been worked for upwards of three centuries, and ironstone for close upon fifty years, it was the seat from 1753 till 1820 of a copperas work, the only one in Scotland up to 1807. ...

Becoming also the seat, tentatively in 1766-69 and effectively in 1797, of the earliest alum work, it has ever since the latter date continued to produce large quantities of alum, muriate of potash, and sulphate of ammonia. It has a post office under Glasgow. Pop. (1871) 379, (1881) 341.Ord. Sur., sh. 30, 1866.

Hurlet through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th October 2019

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