Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X


The History of Paisley Abbey

J. Cameron Lees' work on Paisley Abbey, published in Paisley in 1878, is one of the definitive works extant. This online version is intended to be a resource for all of those interested in the historic building located in the centre of Paisley.

An engraving from Lees' work, "The Abbey of Paisley," looking west and showing the nave.

Paisley Abbey today. Photographed from across the river Cart, the image shows the somewhat leaning western elevation with entrance door. This door is now generally unused, entrance being made via the cloisters.

Paisley Abbey, c. 1850. From Robert William Billings' "The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland". Drawn by R.W. Billings and engraved by G.B. Smith.