In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Lovat like this:
Lovat, a place in Kirkhill parish, Inverness-shire, on the right bank of the river Beauly, opposite Beauly town, and 1¼ mile W by S of Clunes station. Here stood the baronial fortalice of Lovat, founded in 1230 by the Bissets, and conferred by James I. on Hugh Fraser, first Lord Lovat-a title attainted in 1747 and restored in 1857. (See Beaufort Castle.) Lovat Bridge, across the river Beauly , 1¾ mile WSW, was erected in 1810 at a cost of nearly £10, 000, and is a fine arched structure, with a waterway of 240 feet.Ord. Sur., sh. 83, 1881.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Lovat has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Highland. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Lovat and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lovat, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2015
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