BISHOPTON, a village in the parish of Erskine, Renfrewshire. Bishopton ridge, which divides the low land near Paisley from the Clyde, is composed of solid whinstone rock. The Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock railway passes through it for a distance of 2,300 yards. There are two tunnels in the middle of the ridge, having an open part 100 yards long, and 70 feet deep, between them. These tunnels are 320 and 340 yards long respectively. The depth of the open cutting at the entrance to each is 70 feet; and the length, from the face of the east tunnel is 748 yards, and from the face of the west tunnel 946 yards.
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