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Dunoon (Contd. [Continued]) [continued from page 55]
at their corners, The coast road - held in trust - proceeds through the village, The streets (except Agnes Street, Wellington Street, Hillfoot Street, Ferry Brae and that part of Argyll Street to the North of Ferry Brae together with the coast road called Morin Place, which are held in trust) are kept up by the feuars, no application of the Police Act having been as yet made, There are the parish Church, a Free Church, a United Presbyterian Ch. [Church] & Scottish Episcopal & Independent Episcopal Chapels, and there have been just erected, a Baptist & a Roman Catholic Chapel, There are two schools in connection with the parish, one for females, and a F.C. [Free Church] School and Industrial School in connection with the Free Church, - There are some handsome & commodious hotels in the village - The ground on which the village is built is principally held off J. McArthur Moir Esqr. of Milton - The origin of the name Dunoon cannot be ascertained, Buchanan calls it Novis-dunum deriving it from Dun a Castle, & Nuadh. New, Others assert that the Castle of Dunoon was formerly a nunnery & that the name came from Dun-no-oigh, which signifies the house of the Virgins" - old Stat [Statistical] Account
It is not improbable that the name came from "Dun Maine," The green or pale fortified hill - which supposition is fully borne out by the appearance of the hill on which the Castle stood.

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Co. [County] Argyll -- Ph. [Parish] of Dunoon

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