Buteshire  Scotland

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In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Buteshire like this:

Buteshire, an insular co. of Scotland, comprising the islands of Bute, Arran, the Great and Little Cumbraes, Holy Isle, Inchmarnock, and Pladda, in Firth of Clyde. 139,440 ac., pop. 17,657. The principal industries are agriculture and the fisheries. (For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) The co. comprises 6 pars. and a part, and the police burghs of Millport and Rothesay. It returns 1 member to Parliament.

Vision of Britain presents long-run change by redistricting historical statistics to modern units. However, none of our modern units covers an area close to that of Buteshire. If you want trends covering a particular location within the county, find it on our historical maps and then select "Tell me more".

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buteshire | Map and description for the county, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th September 2021

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