Cromarty  Ross and Cromarty


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

Cromarty, cap. of co., parl. burgh and seaport, and par., at entrance of Cromarty Firth, 19½ miles NE. of Inverness and 613 miles NW. of London -- par., 8017 ac., pop. 2009; parl. burgh, pop. 1352; town, pop. 1360; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday; has mfrs. of sail-cloth, sacking, and cordage, but the chief industry is herring-fishing and white-fishing. ...

On the point is a lighthouse, with fixed light seen 13 miles. Hugh Miller (1802-1856), the geologist, was a native. C. unites with Wick, Kirkwall, Dornoch, Tain, and Dingwall in returning 1 member to Parliament. Upon an eminence immediately above the town is Cromarty House, on the site of an old castle of the Urquharts.

Cromarty through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cromarty, in Highland and Ross and Cromarty | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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