Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Dumfries a town and a parish Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Black Loch a small lake Groome
Castledykes a picturesque spot Groome
Gasstown a village Groome
Gasstown village Bartholomew
Georgetown a village Groome
Greenbrae a village Groome
Locharbriggs a village Groome
Noblehill a village Groome
Stoop village 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 Dumfries 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.
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 13
Robert Gammage To Scotland in 1843 3
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 2
George Borrow Chirk Castle 1
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 1
George Head Carlisle and the Solway Firth 1
John Wesley 1751-3: Wesley's Marriage; Cornwall Smugglers; Illness and Recovery 1
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 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
Maxwelltown 0 2
Noblehill 0 2
Gasstown 0 2
Terregles 0 2
Locharbriggs 0 1
Troqueer 0 2
Kirkmahoe 0 2
Holywood 0 2
Tinwald 0 2
Torthorwald 0 2
Amisfield 0 2
Duncow 0 2
Glencaple 0 2
Lochrutton 0 2
Isle Toll 0 2
Caerlaverock 3 3
New Abbey 0 2
Dalswinton 0 2
Mouswald 0 2
Kirkpatrick Irongay 0 3