Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Ballachulish and Corran of Ardgour

Ballachulish and Corran of Ardgour, a quoad sacra parish in Kilmalie parish, Inverness and Argyll shires. It comprises two districts, North Ballachulish in Inverness-shire and Ardgour in Argyllshire, separated from each other by the northern end of Loch Linnhe, and its continuation of that, Loch Eil, but communicating with each other by Corran Ferry, 4 miles by road NW of Ballachulish Ferry, and itself¼ mile broad. North Ballachulish district is bounded S by Loch Leven and the river Leven, being separated only by these from Ballachulish proper and the region of Glencoe, and it measures 17 miles in length and 7 in breadth. The parish, constituted first by the General Assembly in May 1833, next by the Court of Teinds in December 1845, is in the presbytery of Abertarff and synod of Glenelg; its minister's income is £136. Two churches for the two districts, standing about 4 miles apart, were built in 1829, each at a cost of £1470; and that of Ballachulish contains 300 sittings. Pop. (1871) 849, (1881) 748, of whom 248 belonged to Corran of Ardgour.

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

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Feature Description: "a quoad sacra parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Argyll ScoCnty       Inverness Shire ScoCnty
Place: Ballachulish

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