Largs  Ayrshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Largs like this:

Largs, police burgh, market town, and par. with ry. sta., N. Ayrshire - par., 21,850 ac., pop. 5149; town, on Largs Bay, Firth of Clyde, 11 miles N. of Ardrossan by rail, and 36 from Glasgow by water, pop. 3079; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Largs is one of the Clyde watering-places, and is pleasantly situated, within view of the Buteshire islands. ...

In and near the town are some fine villas. Largs has a harbour and pier, and some fishing. The bay affords good anchorage for yachts, and there is a Largs Yacht Club. In the old graveyard is a curious mausoleum of the Skelmorlie Montgomerys. In the neighbourhood of the town are tumuli and other vestiges of the battle of Largs (1263).

Largs through time

Largs is now part of North Ayrshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Ayrshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Largs itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Largs in North Ayrshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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