Eaglesham  Renfrewshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Eaglesham like this:

Eaglesham, par. and vil., SE. Renfrewshire -- par., 15,666 ac., pop. 1385; vil., 2½ miles SW. of Hairmyres sta. and 8½ S. of Glasgow, pop. 888; P.O., 1 Bank; in the 17th century E. was a small market town; the present vil. was founded in 1796 by the 12th Earl of Eglinton; it had at one time handloom weaving and a cotton-mill; it is now a resort for summer visitors from Glasgow; in vicinity is Eaglesham House.

Eaglesham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th October 2021

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