Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Dumbarton a town and parish Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Achenreoch a moorland tract Groome
Murroch Burn a rivulet Groome

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 Dumbarton 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 8
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 5
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 3
James Boswell October 27th to November 7th, 1773: Through Glasgow to Ayrshire 1
William Camden Scotland: North of the Antonine Wall 1
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VII: Of the Massacre of the Colquhouns 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
Dumbuck 0 1
Leven 0 2
Langbank 0 2
Renton 0 2
Bonhill 0 2
Erskine 0 2
Dunglass 0 2
Alexandria 0 2
Bowling 0 2
Bishopton 0 2
Cardross 0 2
Jamestown 0 2
Newark 0 2
Kilmacolm 0 2
Old Kilpatrick 1 2
Port Glasgow 4 4
Houston 0 4
Dalmuir 0 2
Bridge of Weir 0 3
Crosslee 0 2