Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Canisbay a parish Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Auchingill coastal village Bartholomew
Barrogill Castle seat Bartholomew
Barrogill Castle a mansion Groome
Bucholie a ruined castle Groome
Bucholie ruined castle Bartholomew
Duncansbay Head a promontory Groome
Freswick village with half-yearly fairs Bartholomew
Gills village Bartholomew
Houna or Huna a hamlet Groome
John o' Groat's House a quondam octagonal domicile Groome
Men of Mey dangerous reefs Bartholomew
Mey a hamlet Groome
Mey hamlet Bartholomew
Stroma 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 Canisbay 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.
Thomas Pennant Appendix V: Of Caithness, Strathnavern, and Sutherland 2
Thomas Pennant August 18-29: Sutherland and Caithness 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 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
Gills 0 2
Huna 0 1
John O Groats 0 2
Stroma 0 1
Mey 0 2
Freswick 0 1
Duncansby 0 2
Bucholly 0 2
Rattar 0 2
Pentland Firth 0 2
Keiss 0 2
Dunnet 0 2
Wester 0 1
Swona 0 2
Skerries 0 2
Bower 0 2
Killimster 0 2
Castletown 0 2
Olrig 0 2
Ackergill 0 2