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HELENSBURGH.
Pigot Area's
the building of its streets Is complete Helensburgh
will vie with most towns for situation and comfort.
In 1817, a quay was built, which is carried from the
centre of the town to a sufficient distance into the
river, to enable vessels to load, and unload, at low
water. The situation of Helensburgh is peculiarly
healthful and pleasing, coDimandinga fine view of
the towns of Greenock, Port Glasgow, and Gourock,
and requires only to be visited by the wealthy citi-
zen, to induce him to make it his summer retreat.
At the distance of two miles, in a western direction,
is Rosneath Castle, the seat of his grace, the Duke
of Argvll. This noble edifice is seated on the oppo-
site siae of Gare Loch, and is well worth the stran-
ger's notice. Opposite Rosneath, on the north west
bank of Gare Loch, stands Ardiucaple Castle, the
residence of Lord John Campbell, commanding a
fine riew of the Clyde and Gare Loch, which flows
b?.tween Rosneath, and Ardincaple, to a distance of
seven miles into the main land. At the east end of
the town, on the banks of the river, are the man-
sions of Colin Campbell, esq. of Jura, Jacob Dixon,
esq. of Dumbarton, ail James Denestou, esq.
ofColgraiu. Beyond thess, at the extremity of a
Peninsula, is Ardmore, tlie estate and mansion
of Major Gcils, which, from its situation andplau-
tatious, gives Helensburgh an animated and gay
appearance. The accotmnodations for visitors ara
superior to those of most bathing places on the
western coast of Scotland. The principal inn, cal-
led the baths, is situated on the banks of the Clyd e
at the east end of the town. It is fitted up in an
elegant style, and possesses every comfort for the
accommodation of families. Here are also two nther
inns, called the Tontine, and Caledonian, with nu-
merous private houses, furnished for the reception
of visitors during the summer season. The places
of worship are the parish church, two miles west
of the town, an old burgher, and a missionary
meetinghouse, both situated behind the main street.
Heleusburg also contains a public library, and a
parochial school. The municipal government of
the town, is vested in a provost, two bailies,
and four councillors. The only public work is a
distillery, which is carried on with much spirit, and
justly famed foi' the purity of its wiskey. Fairs are
held on the 2nd Thursday in Frebruary, June 1st,
August 6th, and November 12th.
POST OFFICE.- Post Master, Mr. Robert Mc Kindlay. The Edinburgh and all other Mails
are despatched at twenty n liutes past twelve at noon, and arrive at half past ten in the morning.
PIiACES OP vrORSHIP. I Old Burgher Meeting House.— Minister, vacant.
Parish Church, Row.— Rev. Alex. Mc Arthur, | M'ssionaky Meeting House.— Rev. John Arthur,
Minister; James A. Brown, Session Clerk. | Minister.
NOBILITY, GENTRY, jlND CLERGY^
Argyll, His Grace the Duke of,
Rosneath castle
Campbell Lord John, Ardienaple
castle
Clavering, Lady^ Augusta, Ros-
neath
Arthur Rev. John
Buchanan James, esq. Blairvadock
Buchanan And. esq. Ardeuconnell
Campbell Colin, esq. of Jura
Campbell Lorn, esq. Rosneath
Campbell Robert, esq. Rosneath
Carrick, lames, esq. Sea bank
Colquh«un Sir James, bart. Luss
Crawford Robert, esq. Shandon
Cumming Donald, esq. Rosneath
Denestou James, esq. Colgrain
Dixon Jacob, esq. of Rockbank
Dunlop Alex. esq. Keppock
Geils Colonel Thomas, Geilstown
Geils Major Edward, Ardmore
Mc Arthur Rev. Alex. Row
Mc Lachlau Arch, esq. Sea bank
Smith James, esq. of Jordan hill
Story Rev. Robert, Rosneath
mERGHA.NTS, TRADESMEN, Ore-
PROFESS IONAIj
GENTIiEMEN.
Bryce James, surgeon
Lennox Aulay, surgeon
Reid John, surgeon, R.N.
SHOPKEE PERS,
TRADERS, '&C
Campbell John, saddler & harness
maker
Caddell Margaret, grocer
Colquhoun & Lennox, distillers
Colquhoun Arch, spirit dealer and
joiner
Craig Daniel, woodeu snuff box
maker
Craig Alex, cabinet maker
Craig Thomas, engineer and mil-
wright
Bain Walter, baker
Bain John, boot & shoe maker
Baird Wm. exciseman
Battison John, teacher
Bell Henry, bath inn
Bonner Thos. exciseman
Breingan James, grocer
Brown James, A. master of the
parochial school, Row I
Dodd Jno. master of the parochial
school, Rosneath
Galloway John, painter
Gray John, cooper & spirit dealer
Hamilton Gabriel, spirit dealer
Houston Peter, copper & tin smith
Kincaid George, nailor
Lennox Alex, wine, spirit & por
ter cellars
Lenuox Win. grocer
Mc Asian John, grocer
Mc Galium Peter, grocer & linen
draper
Mc Ewan John, baker
Mc Ewaii Andrew, baker
Mc Farlane Duncan, boot & shoe
maker
.Mc Farlane Robt. flax dresser
Mc Gregor Hugh, inn keeper, Ar
dincaple
Mc Gregor John, spirit dealer
Mc Inues Neil, watch and clock
maker
Mc Kindlay Robert, grocer
Mc Lachlan Dugald, baker
Mc Lean Allan, boot and shoe
maker
Mc Leod Daniel, tailor
Mc Leod Alex, spirit dealer
Mc Nicol Archd. boot and shoe
maker
Monro John, cooper
Napier Thos. Tontine inn
Robertson Robert, Caledonian inn.
Robinson James, exciseman
Roger Peter, smith and farrier
Thomson George, wright & joiner
Walker John, spirit dealer
CONVEYANCE
STEAiM PACKETS.
Six Steam Packets, ply to and from
61asi;ow, Port Glasgow, Greenocic,
and Helensburgh every mnrning and
evening, Sunday excepted.
SAILING PACKETS.
Three Saling Packets leave Helens-
burgh every morning at ten o'clock,
for Greenock, with goods and pas-
sengers.
A CARRIER
Goes to Glasgow, through Dumbarton,
eveiy Monday and Tue'.day, and re
turns every Tuesday & Wfdutsday
KILPATRICK,
I
N the shire ot Dumbarton, is a small post village, | Edinburgh, 10 W. of Glasgow, and 5 E. of Dum-
situated Oil the banks of the Clyde, 53 miles W. of j barton. "There are no manufactories in the place,
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