Kilcreggan  Dunbartonshire


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

Kilcreggan, a coast village in Roseneath parish, Dumbartonshire, at the SE side of the entrance to Loch Long, directly opposite Gourock, 2¾ miles E of Strone, and 3¼ NW of Greenock. Named after an ancient chapel now extinct, and dating from 1840, it extends nearly 1 mile along the beach, and mainly consists of villas and pretty cottages, commanding charming views along the Firth of Clyde. ...

It may well compete in amenities, in the delights of retirement, and in advantages of communication and supplies, with the other watering-places on the Clyde; is a place of call for the steamers plying from Greenock to Kilmun, Lochgoilhead, and Arrochar; and has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, insurance, and telegraph departments, a steamboat pier, a recent water supply, a chapel of ease (1872), Rosencath Free church (built soon after the Disruption), a U.P. church (c. 1866), and a public school. The police burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan curves, from the W end of Kilcreggan proper, north-westward and northward, up to a point on Loch Long, 2¼ miles NE of Strone Point; and was constituted by adoption of part of the General Police and Improvement Act of 1862. Its municipal constituency numbered 238 in 1883, when the annual value of real property amounted to £12,000, whilst its revenue, including assessments, was £900 in 1882. Pop. (1871) 878, (1881) 816.—Ord. Sur., shs. 30, 29, 1866-73.

Kilcreggan through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kilcreggan, in Argyll and Bute and Dunbartonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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