Creich  Sutherland


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

Creich, a very large Highland parish in the S of Sutherland, containing, towards its SE corner, the village of Bonar-Bridge, and traversed for 53/8 miles by the Sutherland railway, with Invershin station thereon, 3½ miles NNW of Ardgay, and 17¼ NW of Tain. ...

It is bounded at its north-western extremity by Assynt and Eddrachillis; along its north-eastern side by Lairg, Rogart, and Dornoch; at its south-eastern corner by the Upper waters of Dornoch Firth, which separate it from Edderton in Ross-shire; and along its south-western side by Kincardine, likewise in Ross-shire. From SE to NW its greatest length is 31¼ miles; its breadth varies between 11/8 and 9¼ miles; and its area is 110,736¾ acres, of which 735 are foreshore and 1911¼ water, it thus being nearly half the size of all Midlothian. Lakes of the interior, from SE to NW, with their utmost length and width and their altitude above sea-level, are Loch Migdale (2 miles X 3 furl.; 115 feet) Loch a' Ghobhair (4 X 1 furl.; 742 feet), Loch an Lagain (7½ X 1¾ furl.; 446 feet), sending off the Evelix, Loch Laro (7½ X 1½ furl.; 600 feet), Loch na Claise Moire (7 X 3 furl.; 774 feet), Loch na Faichde (4 X 11/3 furl.; 1400 feet), Loch Garn nan Conbhairean (4 X 1¾ furl.; 1104 feet), and a number of smaller tarns. On the Dornoch border lies Loch Buie (1¼ X ¼ mile; 527 feet); on the Rogart, Loch Cracail Mor (6 X 11/3 furl.; 620 feet); on the Kincardine, Loch Ailsh (7 X 41/3 furl.; 498 feet); and on the Eddrachillis, Gorm Loch Mor (7 X 4 furl.; 846 feet). The river Cassley, issuing from the last, hurries 20½ miles south-eastward along the middle

Creich through time

Creich is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Creich itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Creich, in Highland and Sutherland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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