Busby  Renfrewshire


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

Busby, a manufacturing town, partly in the Lanarkshire parish of East Kilbride, but chiefly in Mearns and Cathcart parishes, Renfrewshire, 5½ miles S of Glasgow by road, or 7¼ by a line (incorporated 1863) that diverges at Pollokshaws from the Barrhead railway, and has a length thence of 4¼ miles to Busby and 8¾ to East Kilbride. ...

Standing on White Cart Water, and surrounded by charming scenery, it is a pleasant, well-built place, and has a post office with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a print-field, and a cotton-mill (established 1780). There are a Free church, a U.P. church (1836; 400 sittings), and St Joseph's Roman Catholic church (1879; 400 sittings); and in February 1881 it was proposed to erect an Established church and to form the town into a quoad sacra parish. A public school, with accommodation for 540 children, had (1879) an average attendance of 269, and a grant of £250,13s. Pop. (1841) 902, (1861) 1778, (1871) 2147, (1881) 3089, of whom 657 belonged to Lanarkshire.—Ord. Sur., sh. 22,1865.

Busby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2021

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