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Bridge of Weir

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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Weir, Bridge of, a village in Kilbarchan and Houston parishes, Renfrewshire, on the river Gryfe, 3 ¼ miles NW of Johnstone and 7 W by N of Paisley. Owing its existence to the establishment of two large cotton mills in its vicinity in 1792 and 1793, it has a post office under Johnstone, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a railway station, a branch of the Clydesdale Bank, a good hotel, a water-supply of 1881, a bowling-green, a public school, an Established chapel of ease (1879), and a Free church (1826, formerly Original Burgher). Pop. (1861) 1443, (1871) 1315, (1881) 1267, of whom 715 were in Kilbarchan.—Ord. Sur., sh. 30, 1866.

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