Sannox

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Sannox
Scottish Gaelic: Sannaig
Sannox Bay - geograph.org.uk - 2358965.jpg
Sannox Bay in 2011
Sannox is located in North Ayrshire
Sannox
Sannox
 Sannox shown within North Ayrshire
OS grid reference NS015455
Civil parish Kilbride
Council area North Ayrshire
Lieutenancy area Ayrshire and Arran
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF ARRAN
Postcode district KA27
Dialling code 01770
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament North Ayrshire and Arran
Scottish Parliament Cunninghame North
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°39′47″N 5°09′22″W / 55.663°N 5.156°W / 55.663; -5.156

Sannox (Scottish Gaelic: Sannaig) is a village on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. The village is within the parish of Kilbride.[1] The name comes from the name the Vikings gave to the area, Sandvik, meaning the Sandy Bay.

History[edit]

Within Glen Sannox it is possible to find an Iron Age fort and the remains of a village, abandoned in 1829 as part of the process of the Highland clearances. Most of the inhabitants of this village emigrated to Canada where they built a replica of the church that was constructed in Sannox in 1822.

Mining was a source of employment in the area, when in 1840 a mine was opened in the area. However operations only lasted around two decades. Operations ended when in 1862 the 11th Duke of Hamilton closed the mine, claiming that it spoiled the local area. However, the mine was reopened after the close of the First World War, and a railway and pier were built to transport the barytes that was mined there.

The source of barytes ran out in 1938 and the mine closed. The railway and pier were removed in the 1940s.

Geography[edit]

Sannox sits on the east coast of the Isle of Arran, with a stunning backdrop of scenery in the shape of Glen Sannox.

Community[edit]

Sannox is the location of the Corrie Golf Club,[2] a nine hole golf course, named after the locally-twinned village of Corrie. It has a few guest houses/B&Bs, as well as the Sannox Bay hotel and restaurant. It is also the location of Sannox Cricket Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Sannox". Scottish Places. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arran, Mid Sannox, Corrie Golf Course". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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