Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Moffat a town Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Annandale's Beef-Stand, Marquis of, or Devil's Beef Tub a strange conchoidal hollow Groome
Annandale's Beef Stand, or Tub a singular abyss Bartholomew
Beld Craig romantic dell Bartholomew
Beld Craig a romantic dell Groome
Blacklaw a ruined tower Groome
Blacklaw a ruined tower Bartholomew
Blackshope a burn Groome
Chapel a farm Groome
Cloffin rivulet Bartholomew
Cloffin a burn Groome
Craigieburn an estate, with a mansion Groome
Dumcrieff a handsome mansion Groome
Giant's Grave hollow Bartholomew
Grey Mare's Tail celebrated waterfall Bartholomew
Grey Mare's Tail a splendid waterfall Groome
Moffat Water Bartholomew
Saddle Yoke mountain Bartholomew
Skene, Loch a dark and lonely lake Groome
White Coomb mountain 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 Moffat 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 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 2
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
Beattock 0 2
Kirkpatrick Juxta 0 2
Wamphray 0 2
Johnstone 0 3
Garvald 0 2
Kirkmichael 0 2
Eskdalemuir 0 2
Hutton 0 2
Applegarth 0 2
Durisdeer 3 3
Tweedsmuir 0 2
Crawford 2 2
Morton 1 3
Ettrick 0 2
Enoch 0 2
Crook 0 2
Leadhills 0 2
Wanlockhead 0 2
Lochmaben 0 2
Thornhill 0 2