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Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

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Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

Kilbarchan is a village and civil parish in central Renfrewshire, in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. The village's name means "cell (chapel) of St. Barchan". It is known for its former weaving industry.
Administrative CountyRenfrewshire
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS4063
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01505
Population3,622
 

Other names by which Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire has been known in the past

Kelberchan ~ Kylberchan

Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kilbarchan, town and par., Renfrewshire - par., 9006 ac., pop. 6868; town, on Kilbarchan Burn, 1½ mile W. of Johnstone and 12 W. of Glasgow, pop. 2548; P.O., 1 Bank; has mfrs. of silks, cottons, and Paisley shawls, and in the vicinity are printworks, quarries, and coal and iron mines. In a niche in the town steeple is a statue of Habbie Simpson, the famous piper of Kilbarchan. On an isolated eminence on the E. side of the town are remains of an old encampment.

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