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Argyll volume 29

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info
OS1/2/29/1 ARDNAMURCHAN Described in the 6 inch name book of Sheet 24
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OS1/2/29/3 MINGARY Mingary (Local) Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morison F. C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forrester 024 A large Farm consisting of a good substantial House & Office's, situated a short distance of Mingary Castle.
OS1/2/29/3 ALLT NA CEARDAICH Allt na Ceardaich Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morison F. C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forrester 023; 024 A small stream flowing South past Mingary into Port nan Spainteach.
OS1/2/29/3 SRÒN NA H-IOLAIRE Sròn na h-iolaire Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morison F. C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forrester 024 A small Cliff situated about 10 chains West of Mingary Sig. [Signification] the Eagle's nose.
OS1/2/29/3 TÒRR SOLAIS Tòrr Solais Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morison F. C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forrester 024 A small Hill situated about ½ mile West of Mingary Sig. [Signification] the mound of light.
OS1/2/29/3 [Page] 3 Sheet 24 Plan 12 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- County of Argyll
OS1/2/29/4 ALLT CHOIRE MHUILINN Allt Choire Mhuilinn Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forester 024 A large stream flowing S. [South] into the sound of Mull close by Sgeir nan Eun.
OS1/2/29/4 ALLT AN T-SIÙCAIR Allt an t-Siùcair Rev, [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forester 024 A Small stream flowing S. [South] into the Sound of Mull about ¼ mile E. [East] of Allt Corrie Mhuilinn Sig: [Signification] the stream of the Sugar.
OS1/2/29/4 COIREMHUILINN Coiremhuilinn (Local) Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forester 024 A shepherd's house and small Croft close on the shore, about 1 mile E. [East] of Mingary Castle.
OS1/2/29/4 SGEIR NAN EUN Sgeir nan Eun Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Donald Urquhart Forester 024 A flat rock projecting out into the sea about 3 chains W. [West] of Allt Corrie Mhuilinn. Sig. [Signification] the birds' rock.
OS1/2/29/4 [Page] 4 Sheet 24 Plan 12 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- County of Argyll
OS1/2/29/5 MINGARY CASTLE (Ruins of) Mingary Castle (local) Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilchoan Donald Urquhart. Forester 024 The ancient hold of MacIan, is situated on the southern shore of Ardnamurchan, about 5 or 6 miles from the point. Its shape is rather irregular, being adapted to the site: it is broadest on the land side, on which it is protected by a foss, over which there was a drawbridge, and narrowest toward the sea which it overhangs, on this side, the rock has been scarped, and rendered perpendicular. There is an entrance on the north, on land side, across the west end of the ditch and another on the South, communicating with the sea [continued on page 6]
OS1/2/29/5 FOSSE [Mingary Castle] Fosse Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilchoan Donald Urquhart. Forester 024 [Mingary Castle] Its shape is rather irregular, being adapted to the site: it is broadest on the land side, on which it is protected by a foss, over which there was a drawbridge
OS1/2/29/5 [Page] 5 Sheet 24 Plan 12 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire
OS1/2/29/6 Mingary Castle (Continued) [continued from page 5] by a narrow exposed stair, hewn out of the rock, on the top there is a rampart with embrasures all round, and several loop holes on the lower part of the building. The interior consists of a large house of three stories in the modern style, the broadest part of the old wall forming the back with other buildings, on the other sides an open space or court being left in the centre. These were erected, it is said, by Campbell of Lochnell, more than a century and a half ago. The floors, and rafters, are all of massive oak When or by whom this Castle was erected is unknown. In 1493 James IV granted a charter from this Castle, and in 1495 again held his Court to receive the submission of the nobles of the forfeited lordship of the isles. It is supposed, by Gregory, to have been razed to the ground by Sir Donald of Lochalsh in 1517, but it is most probable that the greater portion of the outer wall which is of great strength, thickness and apparent antiquity was left standing on that occasion. In 1588 it was besieged for three days, by Sir Lachlan McLean of Duart one of the most daring warriors and ablest leaders of the highlands, aided by 100 soldiers of the Florida, a ship of the Spanish Armada, which had taken shelter in the adjoining harbour of Tobermory. The siege was raised, in consequence of the approach of the northern clans, under the orders of government. (Extract from new statistical account)
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OS1/2/29/7 CREAG A' BHAILE Creag a Bhaile Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Mr Lachlan McDonald, Ground Officer, Kilhoan 024 A small, flat rock lying immediately below Mingary Castle. Sig: [Signification] "The Town's Rock"
OS1/2/29/7 PORT ÙR Port Ùr Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Mr Lachlan McDonald, Ground Officer, Kilhoan 024 A small Bay, a short distance east of "Creag a Bhaile" Sig: [Signification] "The New Harbour"
OS1/2/29/7 RUDH' A' MHÌLE Rudha a Mhile Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Mr Lachlan McDonald, Ground officer, Kilhoan 024 A large, rocky point jutting out on the east side of "Port Ùr", partially covered at high water. Sig: [Signification] "The Mile's Point"
OS1/2/29/7 PORT NAM MARBH Port nam Marbh Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Mr Lachlan McDonald, Ground Officer, Kilhoan 024 A small Bay, situate about half a mile west of Mingary. Sig: [Signification] "The Harbour of the Dead"
OS1/2/29/7 [Page] 7 Sheet 24 Plan 12 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire [Entry for Rudha a Mhile corrected to the pencilled version:] Rudh' a Mhìle Copied [Initialled] EC?
OS1/2/29/8 RUDHA SRÒN NA H-IOLAIRE Rudha Sròn na h-Iolaire Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison Mr Lachlan McDonald 024 A large, rocky, point, jutting out on the west side of "Port nan Spainteach" Sig: [Signification] "The Point of the Eagle's Nose"
OS1/2/29/8 PORT NAN SPAINTEACH Port nan Spainteach Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison Mr Lachlan McDonald 024 A large Bay situated close to Mingary, good harbour for small boats, situated on the west by "Rudha Sròn na-h-iolaire" Sig: [Signification] "The Spaniards' Harbour"
OS1/2/29/8 RUDHA AIRD AN IASGAICH Rudha Aird an Iasgaich Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison Mr Lachlan McDonald 024 A rough, rocky point, jutting out on the south west side of "Port nam Marbh" Sig: [Signigication] "The Point of the fishing promontory"
OS1/2/29/8 [Page] 8 Sheet 24 Plan12 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire Copied [Initialled] EC [?]
OS1/2/29/9 AMHAINN CHRÒ BHEINN Amhain Chrò Bheinn Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer Kilhoan 024 A small stream running on the E. [East] base of "Meall-an-Tarmachain", flowing in a southward direction till it empties itself in "Kilhoan Bay" Sig: [Signification] "The river of the Mountain of the Sheep's Cot"
OS1/2/29/9 AMHAINN DRUIM AN UILLT MHÒIR Amhainn Druim an Uilt Mhòir Hugh Stewart Branault D McPherson Branault Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer Kilhoan 024 A small stream having its source in "Lochan nan Ealachan" & flowing in a S.W. [South West] direction, till it joins "Amhainn Chrò Bheinn" about a Mile N.W. [North West] of Kilhoan, Sig. [Signification] "The river of the ridge of the large stream"
OS1/2/29/9 MEALL CHRÒ BHEINN Meall Chro Bheinn Rev [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Lachlan Mc Donald 024 A rocky eminence situated on the N.W. [North West] of "Amhainn Chro Bheinn" Sig:- [Signification]
OS1/2/29/9 [Page] 9 Sheet 24 Plan 7 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire [Note above both Amhainn Chrò Bheinn and Meall Chrò Bheinn:] Crò?
OS1/2/29/10 KILHOAN Kilhoan Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer Kilhoan. 024 Applies to a number of small houses situated between Mingary on the E [East] and Ormsaig More on the W [West] in it are situated the Parish Church & School & Post Office, also a good Inn. The property of T. Dalglish Esqr.
OS1/2/29/10 INN [Kilhoan] Inn 024 In it [Kilhoan] are situated the Parish Church & School & Post Office, also a good Inn.
OS1/2/29/10 SCHOOL [Kilhoan] School 024 In it [Kilhoan] are situated the Parish Church & School & Post Office, also a good Inn.
OS1/2/29/10 CHURCH [Kilhoan] Church (Parish) Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer Kilhoan. 024 A good substantial building containing 500 sittings. Average attendance about 120 - it is the Parish Church of Ardmurchan.
OS1/2/29/10 CHURCH (Ruins of) [Kilhoan] Church 024 The ruins of the old Parish church are situate north west of the present church and form part of the boundary of the Grave Yard on the west.
OS1/2/29/10 GRAVE YARD [Kilhoan] Grave Yard 024 The ruins of the old Parish church are situate north west of the present church and form part of the boundary of the Grave Yard on the west.
OS1/2/29/10 POST OFFICE [Kilhoan] Post Office Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer Kilhoan 024 The chief P.O. [Post Office] of the district of Ardmurchan, it is also a Saving Bank.
OS1/2/29/10 ALLT DARACH Allt Darach Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer Kilhoan 024 A small mountain stream on the N.E. [North East] of Kilchoan & flowing into the sea close to Kilchoan Bay. Sig. [Signification] "The oak stream"
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OS1/2/29/11 AMHAINN GLAC NA H-EAGLAIS Amhainn Glac [na h-eaglais Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison, F.C. [Free Church], Kilhoan Donald Urquhart, Forester 024 A stream rising about a half mile north of Glebe Hill, and entering the sea on the eastern side of Kilhoan Bay. Sig [Signification] - "The stream of the Church's hollow".
OS1/2/29/11 GLEBE HILL Glebe Hill (Local) Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison, F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Donald Urquhart, Forester 024 An eminence, situate N. [North] of the village of Kilchoan.
OS1/2/29/11 MANSE [Kilhoan] Manse Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison, F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Donald Urquhart, Forester. 024 A neat dwelling-house, (with outbuildings, &c., attached) Situate S.E. [South East] of Glebe Hill. It is the property of the Heritors.
OS1/2/29/11 BEINN GHLAS Bheinn Ghlas Described in the 6 inch name book of sheet 24
OS1/2/29/11 [Page] 11 Sheet 24 - Plan 7 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire [Bheinn Ghlas corrected to:] Beinn Ghlas
OS1/2/29/12 GREADAL FHINN Greadal Fhinn (Supposed Druidical Circle) Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison, F.C. [Free Church], Kilhoan Donald Urquahart, Forester. 024 A number of Stones, about 4ft. [feet] in height, arranged in a circular form. Supposed to be the remains of a Druidical Circle. Sig. [Signification] - "Fingal's griddle".
OS1/2/29/12 ORMSAIGMORE Ormsaigmore (Local) Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison, F.C. [Free Church], Kilhoan Donald Urquahart, Forester. 024 A small district, situate E. [East] of the village of Kilhoan, and comprising a farm stead and several small dwellings.
OS1/2/29/12 TOM NA MOINE Tom na Moine Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison, F.C. [Free Church], Kilhoan Donald Urquahart, Forester. 024 A prominent hill feature situate on the east side of "Lochain Ghleann Locha" Sig: [Signification] "The Knoll of the Peats"
OS1/2/29/12 [Page] 12 Sheet 24 - Plan 7 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire [Note under Greadal Fhinn:] Changed to "Stone Circle" in accordance with the Order of Decr. [December] 10th 1864 [Note under Tom na Moine:] On margin
OS1/2/29/13 ARDNAMURCHAN Ardmurchan Ardmurchan Ardmurchan Rev. [Reverend] Mr McLeod F.C. [Free Church] Strontian Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan, & New Statistical Account 024 Applied to a large district bounded on the N [North] by the "Atlantic Ocean" on the E [East] by the river "Shiel" on the S [South] by the "Sound of Mull" & "Loch Sunart" and on the W [West] by the district of "Sunart". "Ardmurchan slopes gradually on the S. [South] side into a low neck of land, accross which the line of demarcation extends for three miles, from the beautiful "Creek of Salen" on "Loch Sunart" to the W [West] of "Loch Shiel", on the N [North], its eastern extremity, is a moss flat of great extent, upon which the hills abruptly descend & which is bounded by the River Shiel, the boundary betwixt this district and Moidart" * * * Extract from New Statistical account - Property of J. Dalglish Esqr. West Grange.
OS1/2/29/13 ORMSAIGBEG Ormsaig-beg Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Lachlan Mc Donald Ground Officer, Kilhoan. 024 Applied to a Number of small houses, extending "Ormsaig More" on the E. [East] to Cuingleum on the W. [West] the property of J Dalglish Esqre.
OS1/2/29/13 [Page] 13 Sheet 24 Plan 11 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire [Note under Ardnamurchan:] On margin
OS1/2/29/14 CAISTEAL DUBH NAN CLIAR Caisteal Dubh nan Cliar (site of) Rev [Reverend] Mr. Morrison FC [Free Church] Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer, Kilhoan 024 Applies to an Ancient ruins situated in Ormsaig Beg. The site of this old Castle is very well defined, but there are no existing remains to be seen. Sig: [Signification] "The Black Castle of the Poets"
OS1/2/29/14 BOGHA CAOL ARD Bogha Coal Ard Rev [Reverend] Mr. Morrison FC [Free Church] Lachlan McDonald Ground Officer, Kilhoan 024 A flat Rock lying E [East] of "Ormsaig Beg" covered at High Water, with the exception of three small points which are visible. Sig: [Signification] "The narrow Archched Rock"
OS1/2/29/14 [Page] 14 Sheet 24 P. [Plan] 11 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire
OS1/2/29/15 SOUND OF MULL Sound of Mull Described on the 6 inch plan of sheet 70
OS1/2/29/15 [Page] 15 [Entry for Ormsaigbeg scored out with note:] Described already [Entry for Tom na Moine scored out with note:] Described already [Note below Sound of Mull:] On margin
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OS1/2/29/17 KILHOAN BAY Kilhoan Bay Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison, F.C. [Free Church], Kilhoan Donald Urquhart, Forester 024 A bay, situate S.W. [South West] of the village of Kilhoan, of considerable utility for the anchorage of small craft.
OS1/2/29/17 PORT MOR Port Mòr Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison, F.C. [Free Church], Kilhoan Donald Urquhart, Forester 024 A small inlet at the N.E. [North East] point of Kilhoan Bay. Sig. [Signification] "The large harbor".
OS1/2/29/17 PORT NA LUINGE Port na Luinge Rev. [Reverend] Mr Morrison, F.C. [Free Church], Kilhoan Donald Urquhart, Forester 024 A small bay a short distance east of "Glas Eilean" a good harbour for small boats Sig. [Signification] The ships harbour.
OS1/2/29/17 [Page] 17 Sheet 24 Plan 11 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire
OS1/2/29/18 EILEAN A' CHRIOSA Eilean a' Chrios Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Donald Urquhart Forester 024 A small rocky island near the mouth of "Port na Luinge" Covered at H.W [High Water] Sig. [Signification] The island of the belt
OS1/2/29/18 SGEIR MHAOL Sgeir Mhaol Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Donald Urquhart Foerester 024 A small rocky island a short distance west of "Port an t- Salainn. Covered at H.W. [High Water] Sig. [Signification] The bald rock
OS1/2/29/18 PORT AN T-SALAINN Port an t-Salainn Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Donald Urquhart Forester 024 A small bay about half a mile east of "Port na Luinge" Sig. [Signification] The harbour of the salt.
OS1/2/29/18 GLAS EILEAN Glas Eilean Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Morrison F.C. [Free Church] Kilhoan Donald Urquhart Forester 024 A large rocky island lying west of "Port na Luinge" Sig [Signification] The gray island.
OS1/2/29/18 [Page] 18 Sheet 24 Plan 11 -- Parish of Ardnamurchan -- Argyllshire [Note under Eilean a' Chriosa:] Gen. sing. [Genitive singular] of Criss [Volume signed] G Herbert Bolland Capt RE [Captain Royal Engineers] 14 May 1872
OS1/2/29/19 [Page] 19 [Volume] 29 OS1/2/29 [Date stamp] ORDNANCE SURVEY M.S. STORE SOUTHAMPTON 21 APR. 1897 No. 2 -- 1/2500 -- Mr Fraser NAME BOOK OF PART OF THE PARISH OF ARDNAMURCHAN Sheet 24 Plans, 7.11.12 ARGYLLSHIRE
OS1/2/29/20 [Page] 20 INDEX Names of Objects -- Page Allt an t Siucair -- 4 Allt Choire 'Mhuilinn -- 4 Allt Darach -- 10 Allt na Ceardaich -- 3 Amhainn Chrò Bheim -- 9 Amhainn Druim an Uillt Mhòir -- 9 Amhainn Glac na h-Eaglais -- 11 Archnamurchan -- 1 Ardnamurchan -- 13 Beinn Ghlas -- 11 Bogha Caol Ard -- 14 Caisteal Dubh nan Cliar -- 14 Church -- 10 Church (Ruins of) -- 10 Coiremhuilinn -- 4 Creag a' Bhaile -- 7 Eilean a' Chriosa -- 18 Fosse -- 5 Glas Eilean -- 18 Glebe Hill -- 11 Grave Yard -- 10 Greadal Fhinn (Stone Circle) -- 12 Inn -- 10 Kilhoan -- 10 Kilhoan Bay -- 17 Manse -- 11 Meall Chrò Bheinn -- 9 Mingary -- 3 Mingary Castle (Ruins of) -- 5 Ormsaigbeg -- 13 Ormsaigmore -- 12 Port an t-Salainn -- 18 Port Mòr -- 17 Port na Luinge -- 17 Port nan Marbh -- 7 Port nan Spainteach -- 8 Port Ùr -- 7 Post Office -- 10 Rudh' a' Mhìle -- 7 Rudha Aird an Iasgaich -- 8 Rudha Sròn na h-Iolaire -- 8 School -- 10 Sgeir Mhaol -- 18
OS1/2/29/21 [Page] 21 INDEX Names of Objects -- Page Sgeir nan Eun -- 4 Sound of Mull -- 15 Sròn na h-Iolaire -- 3 Tom na Moine -- 12 Tòrr Solais -- 3