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Kilmory Castle


(Kilmory 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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Kilmory, an ancient chapelry and an estate in Kilmichael-Glassary parish, Argyllshire. The chapel stood near the E shore of Loch Gilp; its foundations continued visible till the early part of the present century; and the graveyard is still used by the country people as a burying-ground. The mansion on the estate, near the site of the church, ¾ mile SSE of Lochgilphead, is said to date from the 14th century, but has been repeatedly renovated, enlarged, and beautified in the present century. Its principal feature is a large octagonal tower, commanding an exquisite view of great part of Loch Fyne and of distant sky-lines from the mountains of Arran to those of Mull. Acquired by his father in 1828, the estate-3094 acres of £1218 annual value-is now held by Sir John William Powlett Orde, third Bart. since 1790 (b. 1827; suc. 1878).—Ord. Sur., sh. 29, 1873.

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