In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Govan like this:
Govan, town and par. with ry. sta., partly in Renfrewshire but chiefly in Lanarkshire -- par., 6733 ac., pop. 232,896; town (forming W. suburb of Glasgow), pop. 50,506; 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. The town of Govan owes its prosperity to the shipbuilding industry.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Govan has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Glasgow. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Govan and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Govan, in Glasgow and Renfrewshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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