Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Clydebank

Clydebank, a village in Old Kilpatrick parish, Dumbartonshire, and a quoad sacra parish, partly also in Renfrew parish, Renfrewshire. The village, on the right bank of the Clyde, 2 miles NW of Renfrew, is of recent growth, chiefly consisting of the houses of workmen employed in a great shipbuilding establishment; at it are a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a handsome Established church, which, Early English in style, was built in 1876 at a cost of £3000, a U.P. church, and a public school. The last, with accommodation for 400 children, had (1880) a day and evening average attendance of 199 and 32, and grants of £203,0s. 6d. and £16,15s. 6d. The quoad sacra parish, St James, was constituted in 1875, and is in the presbytery of Dumbarton and synod of Glasgow and Ayr.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Renfrew ScoP       Clydebank Burgh       Dunbartonshire ScoCnty       Renfrewshire ScoCnty
Place: Clydebank

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