Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Renfrew

Renfrew, parl., royal, and police burgh, par., and co. town of Renfrewshire, on S. bank of river Clyde, 3 miles NE. of Paisley and 5 W. of Glasgow by rail - par., 4311 ac., pop. 7439; royal burgh, pop. 5115; parl. and police burgh, pop. 5503; town, pop. 4855; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Renfrew was made a royal burgh in 1396, and in 1404 gave the title of baron to the heir-apparent of the Scottish throne, a title which is still borne by the Prince of Wales. Shipbuilding and weaving are the chief industries. Renfrew is one of the Kilmarnock Burghs, which return 1 member; its parliamentary limits were extended in 1885.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "parliamentary, royal, and police burgh, parish, and county town"   (ADL Feature Type: "capitals")
Administrative units: Renfrew ScoP       Renfrew Burgh       Renfrewshire ScoCnty
Place: Renfrew

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