Dalgarnock  Dumfries Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Dalgarnock like this:

Dalgarnock, an ancient parish in Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, annexed to Closeburn in 1697. It nearly surrounded the original parish of Closeburn; and its beautiful churchyard, 1¼ mile S of Thornhill, contains the grave and tombstone of the persecuted Covenanter James Harkness. Here stood a village, a burgh of barony, where a famous market-tryst was held, that seems to have been continued after most or all of the houses had disappeared, and is alluded to in Burns's lines:

But a' the next week, as I fretted wi' care,
I gaed to the tryst o' Daigarnock;
And wha but my fine fickle lover was there !
I glowr'd as I'd seen a warlock. ...

a warlock;
I glowr'd as I'd seen a warlock.'

Dalgarnock through time

Dalgarnock 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 Dalgarnock itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd January 2022

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