In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Gateside like this:
Gateside, a village in Neilston parish, Renfrewshire, on the left side of Levern Water, and on the Glasgow and Neilston railway, 1¼ mile WSW of the centre of Barrhead. One of the cluster of seats of manufacture, all popularly called Barrhead, it had a cotton factory so early as 1786. Pop. (l861) 455, (1871) 399, (1881) 465.
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 Gateside has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Renfrewshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Gateside and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gateside in East Renfrewshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th December 2013
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