Mull  Argyll


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

Mull, island, NW. Argyllshire, separated from the mainland by the Sound of Mull and the Firth of Lorne, 7 miles W. of Oban, 224,802 ac., pop. 5229; measures in extreme length and breadth 29 and 30 miles, being the third largest of the Western Islands, and has a rugged and irregular coast, with a great number of smaller islands on the W. ...

The climate is in general wet and stormy. The surface is mountainous, attaining in Ben More an alt. of 3185 ft. There are some verdant or cultivated spots at the heads of the various sea-lochs or inlets. The prevailing rock is trap; red granite is quarried in the SW. on the peninsula called the Ross of Mull. Fresh-water lochs are numerous. Tobermory, in the NW., is the only town.

Mull through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mull in Argyll and Bute | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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