Lamlash, settlement Arran

Grid reference

NS 025 309 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

202500 630900

Latitude

55.53178031652386

Longitude

-5.129836340592392

Altitude (metres)

3

County

Bute

Nearby places

Lamlash Bay, Kilbride (Arran) (0.64 miles)

Glenkiln, Arran (0.72 miles)

Kilbride, parish, Arran (0.97 miles)

Kilbride, eccles. Kilbride (Arran) (0.97 miles)

St Molaise's Cave & Table, Kilbride, Arran (2.18 miles)

Object Classification

Settlement

Notes

NGR is for modern parish church. Lamlash is now a small town, but the name seems to be transferred from the original name of Holy Island opposite, or more probably from Lamlash Bay. Date of transfer is not completely clear; Blaeu does not note the settlement. Ainslie 1821 does not note settlement; but Thomson 1832 does. Various refs in 1770s cited in Fraser suggest perhaps 1770s for construction of the village. It is in origin a hagiotoponym (*Eilean Mo-Laise). Watson (1926), notes Gaelic form of the town as being an t-Eilean / an t-Eilean Ard. See Fraser, PNArran sn Lamlash for details & full early forms.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kilbride, parish, Arran