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Barrhead, Main Street, Bourock Parish Church

Church (19th Century)

Site Name Barrhead, Main Street, Bourock Parish Church

Classification Church (19th Century)

Canmore ID 197095

Site Number NS45NE 86

NGR NS 49966 58882

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Renfrewshire
  • Parish Neilston (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire


Publication Account (2008)

The Bourock Church of Scotland (fig 20) was finally opened in 1840, situated on a little knoll to the north of the Main Street, with Alexander Salmon as its minister... Barrhead was ripe for rebellion against the established order, and the Reverend Salmon supported the division in the church that followed. He and his congregation left the church and it was locked for the following seven years.

Information from The Scottish Burgh Survey, Historic Barrhead: Archaeology and Development’, (2008).


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