Annan  Dumfries Shire


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

Annan.-- par., parl. and royal burgh, seaport, and market town, S. Dumfries-shire, on river Annan, near its mouth, 12 miles SE. of Dumfries by rail -- par., 10,915 ac., pop. 5516; parl. burgh, pop. 3366: royal burgh, pop. 4523; 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. It is an ancient town, and was the residence of the Bruce family. ...

It carries on mfrs. of cotton and ropes, and has some shipping, and the port is sometimes called Annan-Waterfoot. Edward Irving (1792-1834), the famous preacher, was born here. The burgh unites with Dumfries, Lochmaben, Sanquhar, and Kirkcudbright in returning 1 member to Parl.

Annan through time

Annan 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 Annan itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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