Glencaple  Dumfries Shire


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

Glencaple, a seaport village in Caerlaverock parish, Dumfriesshire, on the left bank of the Nith, 5 miles S by E of Dumfries, under which it has a post office. Founded in 1747, it presents a tidy and cheerful appearance, commands a charming view across the Nith to Criffel, and serves in a small way as a sea-bathing quarter to families of the town and neighbourhood of Dumfries. ...

Its shipbuilding is all but quite extinct; and, ranking as a sub-port of Dumfries, it has scarcely any trade of its own, but serves for such vessels to discharge their cargoes as are unable to sail up to the burgh. At it are two inns, a tolerably good quay, a police station, a school, and a Free church.—Ord. Sur., sh. 6, 1863.

Glencaple through time

Glencaple 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 Glencaple itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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