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Renfrew, General

Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Renfrew, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Town (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 44193

Site Number NS56NW 33

NGR NS 50 67

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS56NW 33 50 67.

See Burgh Survey.

A royal burgh, founded by David I, extant 1143 x 1147; it was granted to Walter fitzAlan before 1153 and remained in Stewart hands till they obtained the throne.

G S Pryde 1965.

Architecture Notes


In the National Library of Scotland, Vol 1, no 51, of Water Colour Sketches by Thomas Brown, Advocate, is a sketch of a view in Renfrew. Reference "Adv. MSS. 34.8.1-3".

See under "Water Colour Sketches, Series of, By Thomas Brown, Advocate".


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