Cromarty, Highland

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Cromarty is a town in Highland

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Cromarty within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Cromarty in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Cromarty, cap. of co., parl. burgh and seaport, and par., at entrance of Cromarty Firth, 19½ miles NE. of Inverness and 613 miles NW. of London -- par., 8017 ac., pop. 2009; parl. burgh, pop. 1352; town, pop. 1360; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday; has mfrs. of sail-cloth, sacking, and cordage, but the chief industry is herring-fishing and white-fishing. On the point is a lighthouse, with fixed light seen 13 miles. Hugh Miller (1802-1856), the geologist, was a native. C. unites with Wick, Kirkwall, Dornoch, Tain, and Dingwall in returning 1 member to Parliament. Upon an eminence immediately above the town is Cromarty House, on the site of an old castle of the Urquharts.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Cromarty Firth, arm of North Sea, extending 18 m. inland, with breadth of from 3 to 5 m.; forms a large and safe harb., capable of accommodating the largest vessels; the entrance, 1½ m. wide, is between two lofty wooded headlands, called the North and South Sutors. is a Good Stuff website.