Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Thornliebank

Thornliebank, a manufacturing village in Eastwood Parish, Renfrewshire, on Auldhouse Burn, 1½ mile SSW of Pollokshaws. It has a post office under Glasgow, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a railway station (1881) on the Caledonian, a U.P. church (1836; renovated 1883), a public school (1878), and a public hall (1879), erected by the Messrs Crum at a cost of £4000. That firm's extensive works, for cotton-spinning, power-loom weaving, calico-printing, and bleaching, were commenced towards the close of the 18th century. The mansion of Thornliebank is the seat of Alex. Crum, Esq. (b. 1828; suc. 1867), Liberal M.P. for Renfrewshire since 1880. Pop. (1841) 1620, (1861) 1839, (1871) 2123, (1881) 2156, of whom 1069 were females. Houses (1881) 404.—Ord. Sur., sh. 30, 1866.

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

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Feature Description: "a manufacturing village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Eastwood ScoP       Renfrewshire ScoCnty
Place: Thornliebank

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