Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Falkirk. You may be able to find further references to Falkirk in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Falkirk a town and parish Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Falkirk.

Place Type of entry Source
Abbotshaugh a quondam abbey Groome
Auchengean hamlet with school Bartholomew
Bainsford, or Brainsford village Bartholomew
Bantaskine an estate, with a mansion Groome
Barleyside a village Groome
Barleyside village Bartholomew
Bonnymuir a bleak, moorish rising ground Groome
Bonnymuir Bartholomew
Brainsford or Bainsford a small suburban town Groome
Callendar an estate, with a mansion Groome
Callendar House seat Bartholomew
Carron Iron-works a seat Groome
Carron, West a village Groome
Castlecary railway station and old castle Bartholomew
Glen a village Groome
Glen village Bartholomew
Greenhill railway station Bartholomew
Greenhill a station Groome
Jawcraig Coilliery Bartholomew
Kerse House the seat Groome
Kerse House seat Bartholomew
Larbert Junction railway station Bartholomew
Laurieston a village Groome
Lauriston village Bartholomew
Merchiston Hall a mansion Groome
Merchiston Hall seat Bartholomew
Parkfoot part of town Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Falkirk within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 6
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
Samuel Johnson Highland chieftains 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Grahamston 0 2
Callendar 0 2
Bainsford 0 3
Camelon 0 2
Laurieston 0 3
Carron 0 4
Arthurs Oven 0 2
Carronshore 0 2
Stenhousemuir 0 2
Redding 0 2
Bothkennar 0 2
Larbert 0 2
Carron Hall 0 2
Brightons 0 2
Grangemouth 0 2
Polmont 0 2
Bonnybridge 0 2
Muiravonside 0 2
Torwood 0 2
Denovan 0 2