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Gartgreillan

Postby wanderer » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi,
My familly came over from Ayreshire in the 17th Century and settled at Gartgreillan which I believe is close to Drumgarve.
Are their any old remnants of farmsteads that anyone knows of in that area as Gartgreillan is not shown on modern OS maps.
It is however shown on the 1890 map.
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby Crowth » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:09 pm

Hi Wanderer

Gartgreillan is shown on the OS map, it's about 1km SE of Drumgarve at grid ref NR738262. There are small structures without roofs marked there, so that could be the remains of the settlement.

Other than walking up there, I can't really help you any further. Perhaps someone has pictures.


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Re: Gartgreillan

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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby jdcarra » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:19 pm

Carradale's local website

www.the-carradale-goat.co.uk
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby Crowth » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:31 pm

jdcarra wrote:And also here http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm.


Wow, that's an impressive site! Gartgreillan looks like a collection of sheep fanks on there at full zoom.
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby petewick » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:59 am

Have'nt been up there for a few years, the house was a bit run down but habitable,
I think it was used as a holiday home.
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby wanderer » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:02 am

Thanks everybody!
Just one thing.... there is a pumping station and a massive pipe that climbs the hill behind Gartgreillan. What is the water being used for and where is it being pumped to? Just curious.
I have to say that the whole area is stunning-- such a beatiful part of the world.
I drove to Drumgarve in September last year but there was none there. There were what looked like large building stones that may have been from a larger farmhouse being used as hedging stone - I just stood there in awe of the setting- to think how lucky I was that my great great great grandfather lived there. Of course life must have been very hard in those days (early 18th Century). I just feel so proud to have these connections.
I cannot wait to come back.
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby jdcarra » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:54 am

Wanderer

The pipeline comes from the Lussa Loch down to the pumphouse to drive the turbines to produce electricity.

See
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/114636
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/114599
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/59203.

The surplus water runs off into the Lussa River and enters the sea just past Peninver.
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby cgms310 » Fri May 07, 2010 7:58 pm

Dear Wanderer,
I would be VERY interested in knowing your family name, as Gartgreillan borders the High Park farms worked by my Stewart ancestors.
I also have a birth record for my 4th great uncle Andrew Stewart born "on Garlgrollon" Nov 3, 1784, which could well be the same place.
Please let us know.
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby wanderer » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:10 pm

cgms310 wrote:Dear Wanderer,
I would be VERY interested in knowing your family name, as Gartgreillan borders the High Park farms worked by my Stewart ancestors.
I also have a birth record for my 4th great uncle Andrew Stewart born "on Garlgrollon" Nov 3, 1784, which could well be the same place.
Please let us know.
Regards,
Charles.



Hi cgms310

My family name is Colville.We came over from Ayr in the early to mid 17th century.The family lived at Gartgeillan according to Duncan Colville a Kintyre author and researcher who incidentally had produced a family tree for my late father before he died. The Colville family 'migrated out' from Gartgreillan and inhabited Drumgarve.In those days people had huge famililies.
My great grandfather had 12 children!
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Re: Gartgreillan

Postby petewick » Sat May 28, 2016 10:58 am

Gartgreillan is up for sale at the moment.....
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