Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Steinscholl

Steinscholl, a hamlet in Kilmuir parish, and a quoad sacra parish, partly also in Snizort parish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. The hamlet, called sometimes Staffin, lies on the E coast of Trotternish peninsula, near the head of Staffin Bay, 18 miles N of Portree. It has a post office (Staffin) under Portree, and an inn. The quoad sacra parish, consisting principally of the ancient parish of Kilmartin, which now is united to Kilmun., was constituted by the ecclesiastical authorities in 1833, and reconstituted by the Court of Teinds in 1847. It is in the presbytery of Skye and the synod of Glenelg; the stipend is £120, with a manse and a glebe worth jointly £16 a year. The parochial church was built by Government, and contains 350 sittings. Pop. of q. s. parish (187l) 1228, (188l) 13l4, of whom 17 were in Snizort.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a hamlet"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Snizort ScoP       Inverness Shire ScoCnty
Place: Staffin

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