Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Renfrew. You may be able to find further references to Renfrew in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Renfrew a parish containing a town Groome
Renfrew a market town, port, and royal burgh, and the county town of Renfrewshire Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Renfrew.

Place Type of entry Source
Anniesland village Bartholomew
Bleary's Cross a quondam monument Groome
Blythswood an estate, with the seat Groome
Clydebank a village Groome
Jordanhill village Bartholomew
Newton a village Groome
Newton village Bartholomew
Scotstown village with railway station Bartholomew
Yoker village with railway station Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Renfrew within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Yoker 0 2
Inchinnan 0 2
Clydebank 0 2
Jordanhill 0 2
Paisley 15 2
Dalmuir 0 2
Govan 0 2
Dawsholm 0 3
Garscadden 0 2
Duntocher 0 2
Bearsden 0 2
Partick 0 1
Balgray 0 1
New Kilpatrick 0 2
Maryhill 0 2
Bellahouston 0 2
Hillhead 0 1
Abbey 0 2
Hurlet 0 2
Old Kilpatrick 1 2