Gretna  Dumfries Shire


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

Gretna (or Graitney), par. and vil. (ry. stations, Gretna and Gretna Green), Dumfries-shire, on Solway Firth -- par., 7863 ac., pop. 1212; vil. (comprising Gretna Green and Springfield), 9½ miles NW. of Carlisle; P.O., T.O.; Gretna Green was long famous for its runaway marriages.

Gretna through time

Gretna 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 Gretna itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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