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Inellan, a village and a quoad sacra parish in Dunoon parish, Argyllshire. The village stands on the coast of the Firth of Clyde, 3 ¾ miles S by W of Dunoon town. Founded in 1843, it has risen, from a cluster of villas around a castellated hotel, to rank as a fashionable watering-place, which, extending more than a mile along the shore, is backed by Garrowchorran Hill (1113 feet), Corlarach Hill (1371), Beinn Ruadh (1057), and Inellan Hill (935). It enjoys abundant facilities of communication through the Glasgow and Rothesay steamers; and has a post office under Greenock, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a branch of the Clydesdale Bank, a steam-boat pier, gas and water works, a spacious hotel, a bowling-green, a horticultural society, a public school, an Established church, a Free church, a U.P. church, and St Margaret's Episcopal church, a Gothic edifice of 1875. The Established church was built nearly 50 years ago as a chapel of ease at a cost of £1100. The quoad sacra parish, constituted in 1873, is in the presbytery of Dunoon and synod of Argyll; its minister's stipend is £350. Pop. of village (1871) 605, (1881) 859; of q. s. parish (1881) 1061.—Ord. Sur., sh. 29, 1873.

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