Kingston


Kingston
   KINGSTON, lately a quoad sacra parish, consisting of part of the parish of Govan, in the Upper ward of the county of Renfrew, but chiefly of part of the parish of Gorbals, in the suburbs of the city of Glasgow, county of Lanark; the whole containing 2882 inhabitants. This place, which is situated on the south bank of the river Clyde, and to the west of Tradeston, to which it forms an appendage, consists of several well-formed streets; the houses are handsomely built, generally three or four stories in height, and attached to them are spacious courts and garden-grounds. The town is pleasantly situated, commanding a fine view of the Clyde, and of the port of Broomielaw, on the opposite bank of the river. The population are chiefly employed in the various manufactures connected with the city of Glasgow and vicinity; and there are several shops for the supply of the inhabitants with various articles of merchandise. The Glasgow and Paisley canal, and the Glasgow, Greenock, and Ayr railway skirt the parish on the north for nearly a mile. The late quoad sacra parish was separated in 1839, by act of the General Assembly. The church was erected at an expense of £3000, raised by subscription, chiefly by the friends of the Rev. James Gibson, the minister, as a public testimony of their esteem; it is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a light and well-proportioned spire 120 feet in height, and contains more than 1000 sittings. The members of the Free Church have a place of worship.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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