Searching for "GRUINARD"

You searched for "GRUINARD" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, but the match we found was not what you wanted. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 12 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "GRUINARD":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Broom Ross Shire Gruinard island, Horse island, Du island, and a number of islets and skerries. It ramifies into Loch Broom proper in the N, Little Groome
    Finlagan Argyll Gruinard, and abounds with trout and salmon, the former averaging ½ lb. each. An islet in it is crowned by the ruins Groome
    Greenstone Point Ross Shire Greenstone Point , N. extremity of Rudha Mor prom., W. Ross-shire, between Loch Ewe and Gruinard Bay. Bartholomew
    Greinord Bay Ross Shire Greinord Bay , Ross-shire. See GRUINARD BAY. Bartholomew
    Greinord or Gruinard Ross Shire Gruinard, a bay, an island, and two streams of NW Ross-shire. The bay, forming the southern portion of the outward Groome
    Gruinard Bay Ross and Cromarty Gruinard Bay , NW. Ross and Cromarty, between Loch Ewe and Little Loch Broom; contains Gruinard Island , pop. 6; receives Gruinard Bartholomew
    Laide Ross and Cromarty Laide , place with school, Gairloch par., NW. Ross and Cromarty, on Gruinard Bay. Bartholomew
    Little Loch Broom Ross and Cromarty Little Loch Broom , sea-loch, Lochbroom par., NW. Ross and Cromarty, between Loch Broom and Gruinard; strikes 8 miles SE. Bartholomew
    Loch Gruinard, or GRUINARD BAY Ross and Cromarty Loch Gruinard , or GRUINARD BAY: which see. Bartholomew
    Mellonudrigle Ross and Cromarty Mellonudrigle , vil., Gairloch par., NW. Ross and Cromarty, on W. side of Gruinard Bay, 6 miles N. of Aultbea. Bartholomew
    Ross and Cromarty Ross and Cromarty Gruinard Bay, Loch Ewe, Loch Torridon, Loch Carron, and Loch Alsh. The largest streams are the Oykell, the Alness, and the Conon Bartholomew
    Ross-shire Ross Shire Gruinard all round the head of Gruinard Bay between Little Loch Broom and Loch Maree and the lesser district of Rudha Groome
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