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Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire

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Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire

Eaglesham is a village and parish in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It has a population of 3,127 (2001). Today it is an accessible rural settlement within 30 minutes drive of Glasgow. The village is distinctive in being built around a large triangular green. Eaglesham is about 10 miles (16 km) south of Glasgow to the southeast of Newton Mearns, south of Busby and Clarkston, and southwest of East Kilbride.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyEast Renfrewshire
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS5752
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01355
Population3,127 (2001 census)

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

Eaglesham, par. and vil., SE. Renfrewshire -- par., 15,666 ac., pop. 1385; vil., 2½ miles SW. of Hairmyres sta. and 8½ S. of Glasgow, pop. 888; P.O., 1 Bank; in the 17th century E. was a small market town; the present vil. was founded in 1796 by the 12th Earl of Eglinton; it had at one time handloom weaving and a cotton-mill; it is now a resort for summer visitors from Glasgow; in vicinity is Eaglesham House.

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