Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Barra or Barray an island and an insular parish Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Berneray island Bartholomew
Craigston place with school Bartholomew
Creanwall Isles 2 islets Bartholomew
Fladda island Bartholomew
Fladda a small island Groome
Fuda a small fertile island Groome
Fuda (or Fuday) island Bartholomew
Gighay a small pastoral island Groome
Hellisay island Bartholomew
Lingay island Bartholomew
Lingingay an islet Groome
Mingala an island Groome
Mingalay Island island Bartholomew
Muldoanich islet Bartholomew
Pabbay island Bartholomew
Pabbay an island Groome
Sanderay island Bartholomew
Vatersay or Watersay an island Groome
Watersay (or Vatersay) island 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 Barra 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.
James Boswell September 14th to 20th, 1773: Dunvegan, Skye 2
James Boswell September 21st to 24th, 1773: Dunvegan to Talisker 2
James Boswell September 25th to October 2nd, 1773: South east Skye 2
Samuel Johnson Coll 2
Samuel Johnson Ostig, and Skye in general 1
Samuel Johnson Reasons for poverty and emigration 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
Vatersay 0 3
Sanderay 0 2
Eriska 0 2
Mingulay 0 2
Berneray 0 2
Lochboisdale 0 2
South Uist 1 2
Howmore 0 2
Benbecula 0 2
Nunton 0 2
Canna 0 2
Sanday 0 2
Ronay 0 2
Carinish 0 2
Tiree 7 3
Coll 76 2
Rhum 0 2
Small Isles 0 2
North Uist 0 2
Talisker 0 2