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Sannox

(South Sannox)
North Ayrshire

A small settlement with a pleasant little beach at the mouth of Glen Sannox in NE Arran (North Ayrshire), Sannox (or South Sannox) lies at the southern end of Sannox Bay. Barytes was mined here in the mid-19th century, with the mine re-opened after World War I until the vein was exhausted in 1938. Markers at South Sannox and beyond North Sannox define a measured mile established by the Admiralty c.1934 to allow time trials of their ships in the Sound of Bute but these fell from use with the advent of GPS.


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