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Bennecarrigan - see Arran.
Brodick (on Arran).

Corrie - see the Arran page.

Dreghorn, the site of Perceton and Dreghorn Parish Church (CoS). RCAHMS has many photos of the church, sadly not available on-line. Built in 1877, it closed in 1992. Its subsequent history is most unusual - it was dismantled, shipped to Japan, and re-built. More here. Flickr has a photo of the re-built church in Japan. NS 3595 3847. Dreghorn and Springside Parish Church (CoS). Two additional views - 1, 2. NS 353 382. Link. Grade B listed. All Martin Richter (2013).

Fairlie, the Parish Church. Martin Briscoe. Two old postcard views 1, 2, both from Reg Dosell's Collection. Unknown Church. Martin Briscoe. My appreciation to Alan Mathew for advising that this is the former St. Margaret, originally built as a Free Church in 1844, then, after a fire, re-built in 1879. Following the merger of the congregation with that of St. Paul, the parish church, in 1968, St. Margaret became the church hall of the united congregation, then later was changed to residential use.

Great Cumbrae Island.


Kilmory - see Arran.

Lamlash - see Arran.
Lochranza - see Arran.

Millport - see Great Cumbrae Island.

Pirnmill - see Arran.

Shiskine - see Arran.
Skelmorlie, the Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Church of Scotland. Martin Briscoe.
Springside, Mission Hall on Overtoun Road. Built before 1910, as it shows on the OS map for that year. Another view. A postcard view from the early years of the 20th century, can be seen here (external website) - note the changes to the windows above the porch. The postcard is titled E. C. Mission Hall. NS 3699 3889. There was an earlier hall which stood nearby at about NS 3697 3904 - the plot of land is now empty. Built before 1896 (again, map evidence) it seems to have survived at least until the 1960's, as it shows on the OS map for 1967. Both Martin Richter (2013).

Whiting Bay (on Arran).






09 January 2024

Steve Bulman

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