INCH-MARNOCK, an island, in the parish of Rothesay, and lying in the Frith of Clyde, 2 miles (W.) from the Isle of Bute. This island, which is situated opposite to St. Ninian's Point, in the bay of that name, was anciently a settlement of Culdee monks. It was subsequently granted by Roderick of Cantyre to the monastery of Cantyre, about the year 1229, before the erection of Rothesay into a parish, and continued to form a part of that establishment till the Reformation. It is two miles in length and half a mile in breadth, and comprises 560 acres, of which 120 are arable, and the remainder moorland and pasture. The surface is pleasingly diversified; and near the eastern shore are the picturesque remains of an ancient chapel dedicated to St. Marnock.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Bute, North —    BUTE, NORTH, a new civil parish, consisting of part of the old parish of Rothesay, isle and county of Bute, 1½ mile (N. W.) from Rothesay; containing, with the island of Inch Marnock, 765 inhabitants. This place, which comprises about half of… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Buteshire —    BUTESHIRE, a county, on the western coast of Scotland, consisting of the isles of Bute, Arran, InchMarnock, and Great and Little Cumbray, in the Firth of Clyde; separated on the north from Argyllshire by the straits called the Kyles of Bute,… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Rothesay —    ROTHESAY, a royal burgh, a sea port, the countytown, and a parish, in the county of Bute, 89 miles (W. by S.) from Edinburgh; containing, exclusive of the new civil parish of North Bute, and the village of PortBannatyne, 6056 inhabitants, of… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Inchmarnock — Infobox Scottish island | latitude=55.79 longitude= 05.16 GridReference=NS020598 celtic name=Innis Mhearnaig norse name= meaning of name=Island of St Marnock area=266 ha area rank=94 highest elevation=60 m Population=0 population rank= main… …   Wikipedia

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