Morton  Dumfries Shire


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

Morton.-- par., Upper Nithsdale, NW. Dumfries-shire, on river Nith, 8036 ac., pop. 2118; contains Thornhill, 2½ miles NE. of which is the ruin of Morton Castle, a stronghold of that branch of the Douglases who became earls of Morton.

The location is that of Morton Castle.

Morton through time

Morton 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 Morton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th January 2022

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