Glenapp  Ayrshire


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

Glenapp, a picturesque glen in Ballantrae parish, SW Ayrshire, with a post office under Girvan, 4½ miles N of Cairnryan, and 6¼ S of Ballantrae village. It is traversed by the shallow Water of App, descending from Beneraid 6 miles south-westward to Loch Ryan, and followed over the last 3¾ miles of its course by the road from Ayr and Girvan to Stranraer. ...

Glenapp estate was purchased from the Earl of Orkney in 1864 by James Hunter, Esq. (b. 1818), for whom a Scottish Baronial mansion, Glenapp House, was built by the late Mr David Bryce in 1870, and who holds 8580 acres in the shire, valued at £3105 per annum, including £400 for minerals. Glenapp quoad sacra parish, constituted in 1874, is in the presbytery of Stranraer and synod of Galloway. Its church (',Butters Church') and school arose more than 40 years since from a bequest of £4500 and 15 acres of land by a lady of the name of Caddall. Pop. of q. s. parish (1881) 192.—Ord. Sur., sh. 7, 1863.

The location is that of Glenapp Church.

Glenapp through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Glenapp in South Ayrshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd September 2020

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