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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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Ardlussa, an estate, with a mansion, in Jura, Argyllshire. The mansion stands on the coast of the Sound of Jura, 10 miles SW of the mouth of Loch Crinan, and was built nearly 40 years ago by Lord Colonsay (1793-1874), Lord Advocate; its present proprietor is Jn. Macfarlane, Esq., owner of 17,939 acres, valued at £903 per annum. The grounds are of great beauty, enriched for several miles with either natural wood or recent plantations. A stream, running through the estate to the sea, abounds in sea-trout; and a public school is on the estate.

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