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Kilmun, Argyll and Bute

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Kilmun, Argyll and Bute

Kilmun is a linear settlement on the north shore of the Holy Loch in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It runs between the head of the loch and connects with the village of Strone at Strone Point, where the loch joins the Firth of Clyde. As a settlement, Kilmun is substantially older than most of its neighbours (see Parish Church below). Like them, it developed as a watering-place for Glasgow merchants after 1827, when a quay was built by the marine engineer David Napier.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNS1781
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

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

Kilmun, vil. with quay, Dunoon and Kilmun par., Argyllshire, on N. side of Holy Loch, 7½ miles (by water) W. of Greenock, pop. 331; P.O.; is a watering-place, and has a seaside convalescent home (1874); of the collegiate church of Kilmun (founded 1442), only the tower remains, and a burial-vault of the Argyll family.

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