Port Glasgow, Inverclyde

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Port Glasgow is a town in Inverclyde

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Port Glasgow within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Port Glasgow in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Port Glasgow, parl. and police burgh, seaport town, and par., Renfrewshire, on river Clyde, 2½ miles SE. of Greenock and 20 miles NW. of Glasgow by rail - par., 944 ac., pop. 10,913; parl. and police burgh (including part of Greenock East par.), pop. 13,224; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Port Glasgow was founded about the middle of the 17th century, and in 1710 became the principal custom-house port on the Clyde. The original graving dock, built in 1762, and superseded by a much larger one in 1873-1874, was the first of its kind in Scotland. The trade is principally with British North America and the West Indies. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Shipbuilding, ironfounding, sailmaking, and a large trade in timber are carried on. The ruin of Newark Castle is in the vicinity. Port Glasgow is one of the Kilmarnock Burghs, which return 1 member; its parliamentary limits were extended in 1885.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Glasgow, Port, Renfrew. See PORT GLASGOW.

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