Holywood  Dumfries Shire


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

Holywood, par. and vil. with ry. sta., W. Dumfriesshire - par., 8805 ac., pop. 1078; vil., 1 mile S. of sta. (3½ miles NW. of Dumfries); P.O.; the abbey (founded 12th century, demolished 1779) stood in the SE. corner of the churchyard; a little W. is an ancient stone circle called "The Twelve Apostles".

Holywood through time

Holywood 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 Holywood itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holywood, 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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