Place:


Alloa  Clackmannanshire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Alloa like this:

Alloa, par. and seaport and chief town of Clackmannansh., on N. bank of river Forth, 6½ m. E. of Stirling by rail, 5502 ac., pop. 11,638; town, pop. 8822; 5 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Has a good harb., wet and dry dock; there are breweries and distilleries, and the mfr. ...


of glass, woollens, machinery, and pottery, is carried on; while in the vicinity are extensive coal-pits. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Adjacent to the town are Alloa House (seat of Earl of Mar and Kerrie) and the remains of ancient mansion of Earls of Mar.

Alloa through time

Alloa is now part of Clackmannanshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Clackmannanshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alloa itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alloa in Clackmannanshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/17120

Date accessed: 22nd May 2019


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