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Renton, West Dunbartonshire

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Renton, West Dunbartonshire

Renton is a small district in central Scotland. In the 2001 National Census it had a population of 2,138. Renton is particularly famous for the village's association football side. Renton was one of the 11 founder members of the Scottish Football League and winners of the 1885 and 1888 Scottish Cup, producing many famous players.
Administrative CountyWest Dunbartonshire
Traditional CountyDunbartonshire
OS GridNS3878
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Renton, West Dunbartonshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Renton.-- town and quoad sacra par., Cardross par., Dumbartonshire, on river Leven, 2½ miles N. of Dumbarton by rail - quoad sacra par., pop. 4387; town, pop. 4319; P.O., T.O.; was founded in 1782, and carries on calico-printing, bleaching, and dyeing. Tobias Smollett (1721-1771), the novelist, was born in the neighbourhood.

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