Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Paisley a large parliamentary burgh Groome

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 Paisley 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.
Feargus O'Connor O'Connor's tour of Scotland, January 1839 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 3
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1
William Cobbett Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, 1826: Ryall to Burghclere 1
George Head Selby and Goole 1
George Head Carlisle and the Solway Firth 1
Thomas Pennant August 18-29: Sutherland and Caithness 1
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 1

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Abbey 0 2
Elderslie 0 2
Inchinnan 0 2
Linwood 0 2
Renfrew 1 3
Hurlet 0 2
Househillmuir 0 2
Nitshill 0 2
Barrhead 0 2
Johnstone 0 2
Gateside 0 2
Yoker 0 2
Clydebank 0 2
Neilston 0 2
Darnley 0 2
Jordanhill 0 2
Govan 0 2
Bellahouston 0 2
Dalmuir 0 2
Crosslee 0 2