Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

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

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

Place Type of entry Source
Devon a river 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 Alva 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.
Robert Gammage To Scotland in 1843 2
Robert Gammage Touring central Scotland 2

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
Sauchie 0 3
Tullibody 0 2
Tillicoultry 1 2
Menstrie 0 2
Cambus 0 2
Alloa 17 2
Blairlogie 0 2
South Alloa 0 3
Craigrie 0 2
Clackmannan 0 2
Westfield 0 2
Linn Mill 0 2
Logie 0 1
Forth 0 2
Fallin 0 1
Kennet 0 2
Dunmore 0 2
Causewayhead 0 2
Dollar 2 2
Cambuskenneth 0 4