Govan  Renfrewshire


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.

Govan through time

Govan is now part of Glasgow district. Click here for graphs and data of how Glasgow has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Govan itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Govan, in Glasgow and Renfrewshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st May 2022

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