Kilchattan  Buteshire


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

Kilchattan, a village and a bay in Kingarth parish, Bute island, Buteshire. The village, 7 miles S by E of Rothesay, forms a curve round the south-western of the bay, and chiefly consists of plain small cottages. It has a post office under Rothesay; and a new pier was built in 1880 at a cost of £2000. ...

Later undertakings have been the introduction of water at a cost of £1000, and the erection of a large hotel and several villas. The bay, measuring 1 ¾ mile across the mouth, and 7 furlongs thence to its inmost recess, has a semi-circular outline, and looks eastward to the S end of Big Cumbrae. On 3 Aug. 1881, 5 lives were lost in it by the sinking of a yacht. Pop.of village (1881) 343.—Ord. Sur.,sh. 21, 1870.

Kilchattan through time

Kilchattan 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 Kilchattan itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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