Keir  Dumfries Shire


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

Keir.-- par., W. Dumfriesshire, 7806 ac., pop. 745; contains Keir Mill, vil., on Scar Water, 2¾ miles SW. of Thornhill; P.O.; the Keir Hills are 1171 ft. high.

The location is that of Keir Mill, and the parish church.

Keir through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Keir, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th January 2022

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