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Weaver's Cottage

The Cross
Central Scotland
PA10 2JG

This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's cottage contains the last example of the 800 looms working in the village of Kilbarchan in the 1830s. Most Fridays and weekends, the clack, clack of a weaver at work brings this cottage to life again.

Locally woven shawls cover the box beds. In one room the wall beside a box bed has been cut away to allow long legs to stretch. There is an important display of looms, weaving equipment, domestic utensils, local historical and weaving items. On the walls portraits of former spinners and weavers look at home in the midst of their tools of trade. There is an attractive cottage garden.

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    Shuttle Street at The Cross, Kilbarchan, 12 miles south-west of Glasgow.

    Weaver's Cottage Postcode for SatNav: PA10 2JG


    +44 (0)1505 705 588

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