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Kingarth, Argyll and Bute

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Kingarth, Argyll and Bute

Kingarth is a historic village and parish on the Isle of Bute, off the coast of south-western Scotland. In the Early Middle Ages it was the site of a monastery and bishopric and the cult centre of Saints Cathan and Bláán. Located to the north of Kilchattan Bay, Kingarth was the central religious site for the Cenél Comgaill kindred of Dál Riata (after which Cowal is named), just as Lismore was for the Cenél Loairn and Iona for the Cenél nGabráin.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyButeshire
OS GridNS0956
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Kingarth, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kingarth, par., Buteshire, in S. of Bute island, Firth of Clyde, 8995 ac., pop. 1260; P.O.; the church is 5½ miles S. of Rothesay.

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