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"Lochgilphead, police burgh, Glassary par., and quoad sacra par., partly also in South Knapdale par., Argyllshire - par., pop. 2381; burgh, at head of Loch Gilp, and near Crinan Canal, 2 miles N. of Ardrishaig, pop. 1489; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; the weaving of woollen cloth is carried on, and many of the inhabitants are engaged in fishing; Lochgilphead has steamboat communication with Glasgow, Inverness, Skye, Oban, &c."

Extract from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887)


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Historical Geography

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Year Population
1861 1674
1871 1642
1881 1489
1891 1320


Year Population
(q. s. Parish)
1881 2381
1891 2252
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