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Elderslie


Renfrewshire

A settlement in Renfrewshire, west central Scotland, Elderslie lies 4 miles (7 km) west of Paisley. Best known as the birthplace of Sir William Wallace c.1270, it developed in the 19th century in association with the Glenpatrick papermill, the Gleniffer distillery, coal mining and the manufacture of textiles. Carpet making eventually became an important industry. Notable buildings include the early 19th-century Wallace Tavern, the Moat House (1903) and the Library, a former school dating from 1799.


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