Portnahaven  Argyll


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

Portnahaven, a village and a quoad sacra parish in Kilchoman parish, Islay island, Argyllshire. The village stands at the south-western extremity of Islay, adjacent to the islet and lighthouse of Oversay, at Rhynns Point, 10½ miles NW by W of the Mull of Oa, 15½ SW of Bridgend, and 24 SW of Port-Askaig. ...

It occupies a picturesque, sheltered, rocky nook, on a shore often lashed with tempestuous billows; and has a post office under Greenock, an Established church built at the expense of Government, a Free church, and a new public school. The quoad sacra parish was constituted first by the ecclesiastical courts, next in 1849 by the court of teinds, and is in the presbytery of Islay and Jura and synod of Argyll. The minister's stipend is £150. Pop. of village (1871) 411, (1881) 361; of q. s. parish (1871) 979, (1881) 860.

Portnahaven through time

Portnahaven 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 Portnahaven itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th October 2021

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