Searching for "THIRLESTANE"

We could not match "THIRLESTANE" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 13 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "THIRLESTANE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Ettrick Selkirkshire Thirlestane Hill (1475), Ward Law (1951) and Craig Hill (1597) behind the church, Penniestone Knowe (1807), *Muckle Knees (1929), *Herman Groome
    Gamescleuch Selkirkshire Thirlestane, Lord Napier's ancestor; but, according to tradition, was never occupied, Simon having been poisoned by his stepmother the night Groome
    Inveresk Midlothian Thirlestane, under whose grandson, the infamous Duke of Lauderdale, they suffered much curtailment. With exception of the parts that had been Groome
    Lauder Berwickshire Thirlestane Castle (anciently Lauder Fort), the seat of the Earl of Lauderdale, adjoins the town. Lauder formed one of the Haddington Bartholomew
    Lauder Berwickshire Thirlestane Castle screens the whole of the NE side of these thoroughfares, and forms on that side the boundary of the burgh Groome
    Musselburgh Midlothian Thirlestane, with whose descendants (the Earls and the Duke of Lauderdale) it remained till 1709, when it was finally purchased Groome
    Sauchie Stirlingshire Thirlestane Castle.) He holds 6023 acres in Stirling and 4505 in Edinburgh shire, valued at £5809 and £14, 246 per annum Groome
    Selkirkshire or Ettrick Forest Selkirkshire Thirlestane (Lord Napier and Ettrick), Torwoodlee, and Yair. The chief landowner in the county is the Duke of Buccleuch. According Groome
    Thirlestane Castle Berwickshire Thirlestane Castle, the seat of the Earl of Lauderdale, in Lauder parish, Berwickshire, on the right bank of Leader Water Groome
    Thirlestane Castle Berwickshire Thirlestane Castle .-- seat of the Earl of Lauderdale, Berwickshire, on Leader Water, in par. and near Lauder. Bartholomew
    Thirlestane Castle Selkirkshire Thirlestane Castle, a modern mansion, the seat of Lord Napier and Ettrick, in Ettrick parish, Selkirkshire, beautifully situated, amid extensive Groome
    Thirlestane Castle Selkirkshire Thirlestane Castle , seat of Lord Napier and Ettrick, Ettrick par., Selkirkshire, on Ettrick Water, 17 miles SW. of Selkirk; the ruin Bartholomew
    Yarrow Water Selkirkshire Thirlestane, was treacherously slain by his brother-in-law, John Scott of Tushielaw: as he gaed up the Tinnies Bank Groome
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