Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Largs

Largs, police burgh, market town, and par. with ry. sta., N. Ayrshire - par., 21,850 ac., pop. 5149; town, on Largs Bay, Firth of Clyde, 11 miles N. of Ardrossan by rail, and 36 from Glasgow by water, pop. 3079; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Largs is one of the Clyde watering-places, and is pleasantly situated, within view of the Buteshire islands. In and near the town are some fine villas. Largs has a harbour and pier, and some fishing. The bay affords good anchorage for yachts, and there is a Largs Yacht Club. In the old graveyard is a curious mausoleum of the Skelmorlie Montgomerys. In the neighbourhood of the town are tumuli and other vestiges of the battle of Largs (1263).

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "police burgh"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Largs ScoP       Ayrshire ScoCnty
Place: Largs

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