"ASCOG, bay, village, lake, and estate on east side of Bute Island, Buteshire. The bay is about 1½ miles south-east of Rothesay. The village is chiefly a long chain of villas and ornate cottages, and has a post office under Rothesay, and a Free church. The lake lies adjacent, and has an area of 75¼ acres. The estate, with mansion, was sold in 1876 for £39,420."
[From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.]