Bonawe Pigot 1837

Pigots directory
1837 - Pigot and Co.'s national commercial directory for the whole of Scotland and of the Isle of Man

BONAWE is a small scattered viliage-, on the river Awe ; 122 miles N.w. of Edinburgh, 80 n.w. of Glasgow, 12 E. of Oban, and 20 n. of Inverary by Port Sonachan ferry— but round the head of Loch Awe by Dalmally, avoiding the ferry, it is 30 miles. The Lorn Furnace Compduy have an establishment here for making pig iron : the ore is of a peculiar kind, imported by thecompany from thedistrict of Furness, in Lancashire; and is smelted entirely with charcoal, made in the neighbourhood from the timber produced on a large tract of country held by the company on a
lot)g lease: it is said to be the only furnace in Scotland heated solely by charcoal, and the iron is considered equal to any smelted in the kingdom. The company employ about 300 men in connexion with their works. Bonawe is also much celebrated for its salmon fishery, which affords employment to a considerable number of people in the fishing season ; large quaiuities of the fish are sent fresh, in boxes, to Glasgow, and other parts of Scotland— as well as pickled, sealed in jars, and kits or firkins, for the London market. The church, which was erected in 1827-8, stands about half a mile above the iron-furnace, near the road to Inverary, where is also the parish school, the funds for building both having been supplied by the munificence of General D. Campbell, of Lochnell.
Near the church is tbe Taynuilt Inn, a comfortable and convenient house, between Inverary and Oban; and at Ardchattan, about four miles n.w. on the opposite side of Loch Etive, stand the remains of an ancient priory of the benedictines ; the venerable mansion of Robert Campbell, Esq., of Ardchattan, is situate on a part of the site of the priory, and the property has been in uninterrupted possession of his family since they received it from James VI.
A new church was completed at Ardchattan in 1836, containing about 400 sittings, at an expense to the heritors of about 1,000/.
The objects that most forcibly strike the attention here are Loch Etive and Ben Cruachan : the latter, with his broad shoulders, rearing his blunt-pointed summit nearly 3,400 feet above the salt water that laves his foot. It is about five miles from the Taynuilt Inn to the top of this stupendous eminence; and, although the journey is somewhat fatiguing, the view obtained from the serial height will amply reward the tourist
for the trouble of ascending.
POST OFFICE, Bonawe, William White, Post Master.— Letters from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverary, &c. arrive (by mail cart) eveiy evening at half-past five, and are despatched every morning at half-past six. — Letters from Oban, Mull, &c. arrive every morning at half-past six, and are despatched every evening at half-past five. — Letters fiom Inverness, Fort William, Appin, &c. arrive (by foot post) every morning at half- past six, and are despatched every evening at half-past five.
INNKEEPER tt PUBLICANS. M'Intyre Nicol, Blarcreen Dove Dugald, Taynuilt Inn (& post-
Campbell Alexander, esq. of Monzie, Inverawe
Campbell Sir Duncan, bart. of Barcaldine
Campbell James Archibald, esq. of New Inverawe
Campbell Ardchattan
FraserRev. Hugh, Ardchattan manse
Fraser Rev. William, Kilichrenan
Macalister Keith Rlacdonald, esq. of Inistrynish
M'lntyre Capt. Andrew, Kilmaronaig
M'VeanRev. Peter, Muckairn manse
Blair Malcolm (assemblies') Barcaldine
Campbell Colin (assemblies') Lochnell
M'Callum Archibald (parochial), Ardchattan
M'Donald Duncan (societies'), Achleven
M'llrish Dugald (parochial), Muckaim
M'Tavish Peter (parochial), Kilichrenan
house), Taynuilt
M'Callam Donald (and ferryman),Connel ferry South
M'Fayden Lachlan (and ferryman), Connel ferry North
M'Kichan James, New Selma
M'Lean John, Stonfield

Lorn Furnace Comfy. Bonawe — Alexander Kelly, manager

Clark Duncan, Glenlonan
Fletcher Angus, Fannus
M'Diarmid Archibald, Ardmaddy
M'Dougall Dugald, Glenlonan
M'Dougall Duncan, Glenlonan
M'Gregor Donald Glenlonan
M'Innes John, Culnadalluch
M'Intyre Andrew, Larachban
M'lntyie Donald, Glenlonan
M'Intyre John, Glenlonan
M'Lachlan Duncan, Inverliver
M'Lean John, Stonfield
M'Vean John & Archibald, Achairn
Sinclair Duncan, Glenoe
Sinclair Duncan Macdiarmid, Glerioe
Stewart James, Achnaba
Turner Donald, Achnaciishin

BoNAWE Salmon Fishery, Thos. Hope, manager [Bonawe
M'Callam Alexander, cartwright,
M'Gregor Archbd. smith, Bonawe
M'Gregor Malcolm, smith, luveresregan
Morisou James, smith, Bonawe
Wilson John, shopkeeper, Bonawe

To INVERARY, the Art/yle TeUgraph (from Oban) calls at tbe Taynuilt Inn, every morning (Sun. ex^ at half-past 11.
To OBAN, the Argyle Telegraph (from Inverary) call at the Taynuilt Inn, every afternoon (Sun. ex.) at half-past 3-

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