"BISHOPTON, village, mansion, and hill-ridge in Renfrewshire. The village stands 5 3/4 miles north-west of Paisley, and has a post office under Glasgow, a railway station, and a public school with about 50 scholars. Pop.280. -- The mansion stands on the adjacent hill-side, commands a charming view, and was once the rural seat of the Archbishop of Glasgow. -- The hill-ridge separates the Clyde from the low land of Gryfesdale, and is pierced by a long tunnel of the Glasgow and Greenock Railway."

[From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.]




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