In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Nunton like this:
Nunton, a village on Benbecula island, South Uist parish, Outer Hebrides, Inverness-shire, 18 miles SSW of Lochmaddy. It takes its name from an ancient nunnery, which was demolished to furnish building material for -the mansion and offices of the principal landowner of the parish; and it has a post office under Lochmaddy, and a branch of the Commercial Bank.
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 Nunton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Eilean Siar. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Nunton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nunton, in Eilean Siar and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 08th December 2016
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