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Fulwood

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Fulwood Moss, a former peat-moss in Houston parish, Renfrewshire, a little W of Houston station, and 3½ miles NW of Paisley. Extending over 98 acres, it was reclaimed by the Glasgow Corporation in 1879-80 at a cost of £4539, no fewer than 1882 waggons, or fully 12,000 tons, of Glasgow rubbish being shot into the moss. The reclamation, besides giving work to 300 of the unemployed, has proved a financial success, good crops of potatoes having already been raised from what was previously worthless ground.—Ord. Sur., sh. 30, 1866.

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