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Gilp, Loch

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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Gilp, a burn and a bay on the mutual boundary of Kilmichael - Glassary and North Knapdale parishes, Argyllshire. The burn has a brief course south-eastward to the bay's head. The bay, Loch Gilp, descends from the burn's mouth, 27/8. miles south -south-eastward, into line with the great southward reach of Loch Fyne, and broadens gradually from 3 furlongs to 1¾ mile. It sends off, from its W side, the Crinan Canal; and is mostly so shallow as not to be navigable for boats of any considerable burden at low tide. See Lochgilphead, Ardrishaig, and Crinan Canal.—Ord. Sur., sh. 29, 1873.

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