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Port Glasgow

"PORT GLASGOW, town and parish on north coast of Renfrewshire. ..... The parish excludes a western part of the town, measures about 1½ miles by 1, and comprises 944 acres. ..... Pop. of the whole, quoad civilia, 10,912; quoad sacra, 7556. The surface comprises prolongation of the low flat tract contiguous to the Clyde, a rapid ascent of green and wooded hill thence to the middle, and a tabular tract thence to the southern boundary."

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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Port Glasgow area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Records in the old parish registers (OPRs) for Port Glasgow parish span the following years:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1696-1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1696-1854
Deaths or Burials ~ no records

Description and Travel

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Ask the GENUKI Gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Port Glasgow to another place.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Port Glasgow has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NS319745 (Lat/Lon: 55.934130, -4.692636), Port Glasgow which are provided by:
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