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BARRHEAD

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 435 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARRHEAD, a police burgh of Renfrewshire, Scotland, situated on the Levern, 7 m. S.W. of Glasgow by the Glasgow & South-Western railway. Pop. (1901) 9855. Founded in 1773, it has gradually absorbed the villages of Arthurlie, Dovecothall and Grahamston, and become a thriving town. The chief industries include bleaching, calico-printing, cotton-spinning, weaving, iron and brass founding, engineering and the manufacture of sanitary appliances. Neilston (pop. 2668), about 2 M. S.W., has bleachfields and print-works, and 2 M. N. by E. lie Hurlet, where are important manufactures of alum and other chemicals, and Nitshill (pop. 1242) with chemical works, quarries and collieries.
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