Cumbrae  Buteshire


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

Cumbrae, Great, island (3½ m. by 2 m.), Cumbrae par., Buteshire, lying midway between Bute island and the coast of Ayr; contains the vil. of Millport, a favourite seaside resort.

Cumbrae through time

Cumbrae 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 Cumbrae itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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