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Kerrycroy


Argyll and Bute

A small settlement on Kerrycroy Bay on the east coast of the island of Bute, Kerrycroy lies 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Rothesay. Beginning in 1803, it was designed as a model village by Maria North, wife of the 2nd Marquess of Bute, in the style of an English village. The pier here was used to bring in the stone for the building of Mount Stuart, the Bute's magnificent mansion located a mile (1.8 km) to the south. Kerrycroy Farm, which has existed since at least 1750, lies on the Kerrycroy Burn a quarter-mile (0.5 km) to the west southwest. To the north, the former Kerrycroy School became The Hermitage and home to the artist and garden designer Edward La Trobe Bateman (1816-97).


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