Crosslee

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Crosslee
Crosslee is located in Renfrewshire
Crosslee
Crosslee
 Crosslee shown within Renfrewshire
Population Included in statistics for Houston
OS grid reference NS408660
Civil parish Houston and Killellan
Council area Renfrewshire
Lieutenancy area Renfrewshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town JOHNSTONE
Postcode district PA6
Dialling code 01505
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Scottish Parliament Renfrewshire North and West
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°51′38″N 4°32′26″W / 55.860526°N 4.540529°W / 55.860526; -4.540529

For the tumble dryer manufacturer see Crosslee plc.

Crosslee is a small village lying on the bank of the River Gryffe in the parish of Houston and Killellan, Renfrewshire.[1] It lies around half a mile south of the old village centre of Houston and immediately west of Craigends, although residential development has removed any significant open space between the three.

The village itself is largely composed of private housing and exists chiefly as a dormitory settlement. There is one public house and a small public park.

History[edit]

Crosslee developed as a small community around a cotton mill, which opened in 1793, closing due to fire damage in 1858. A factory used for the production of cordite fuses during the First World War existed within the village, and was demolished in 1985.[2] A further mill building still exists beside the river, having been redeveloped to provide office space.

Governance[edit]

Crosslee is part of Ward 9 (Houston, Crosslee and Linwood) for local authority elections to Renfrewshire Council, a four-councillor ward.

With the decline in the importance of the civil parish, Crosslee has found itself associated for local government purposes with Houston Community Council.

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