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Barrhead, East Renfrewshire

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Barrhead, East Renfrewshire

Barrhead is a town in East Renfrewshire, Scotland, 13 kilometres southwest of Glasgow on the edge of the Gleniffer Braes. As of the 2001 census its population was 19,813. Historically, most of what is now Barrhead lay within the parish of Neilston, in the county of Renfrew. The name Barrhead comes from the agricultural term Barr meaning long ploughed furrows for cultivation of crops. The original homestead or hamlet lay at the head of barrs and became known as Barrhead.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyEast Renfrewshire
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS5058
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141
Population19,813 (2001 Census)

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


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

Barrhead, q.s. par. and manufacturing tn., E. Renfrewsh., on r. Levern, 7 m. SW. of Glasgow by rail -- q.s. par., pop. 6728; tn., pop. 7495; in vicinity is the farm of Moorhouse, the birthplace of Robert Pollok (1799-1827), author of "The Course of Time," P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper.

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