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Lochryan House

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Lochryan, a quoad sacra parish in Inch parish, Wigtownshire, around Cairnryan village, on the E side of Loch Ryan, 5½ miles N of Stranraer. Lochryan House, 3 furlongs NNW of Cairnryan, is a plain substantial mansion, with finely-wooded grounds. Its owner, Sir William T. F. Agnew-Wallace, eighth Bart. since 1669 (b. 1830; suc. 1857), holds 5785 acres in the shire, valued at £1373 per annum. The parish is in the presbytery of Stranraer and the synod of Galloway; its minister's stipend is £120. The church was built in 1841 as a chapel of ease. Pop. (1871) 354, (1881) 292.—Ord. Sur., sh. 3, 1856.

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