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Elderslie, Renfrewshire

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Elderslie, Renfrewshire

Elderslie is a village in the council area and historic county of Renfrewshire in west central Scotland. The village is situated midway between the nearby towns of Paisley and Johnstone. Elderslie is disputed as the birthplace of Sir William Wallace, a knight born around 1270 who served as a military leader in the Wars of Scottish Independence before being captured and executed. It was presumed that Wallace was the son of Sir Malcolm Wallace of Elderslie.
Administrative CountyRenfrewshire
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS4462
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01505
Population5,180 (1991 Census)

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

Elderslie.-- quoad sacra par. and vil. with ry. sta., Abbey par., Renfrewshire -- par., pop. 2242; vil., 2 miles W. of Paisley, pop. 1141; P.O.; traditional birthplace of Sir William Wallace (1270-1305), who is often called the Knight of Elderslie.

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