Place:


Furnace  Argyll

 

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Furnace like this:

Furnace, a post-office village in Inverary parish, Argyllshire, on the shore of Loch Fyne, in the mouth of Glenleacainn, 8 miles SSW of Inverary town. It took its name from an iron smelting work of the early part of the present century, but it now depends on the great granite quarry of Dun Leacainn, started in 1841, and rendered famous by its ' monster blasts ' of Oct. 1871, Sept. 1876, and Sept. 1880. In the glen, a little way above the village, is a gunpowder manufactory, consisting of small houses scattered over a considerable area.

Furnace through time

Furnace 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 Furnace itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/22113

Date accessed: 17th October 2021


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