Searching for "WANLOCKHEAD"

We could not match "WANLOCKHEAD" 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 10 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 "WANLOCKHEAD":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Dumfriesshire Dumfries Shire Wanlockhead, antimony at Glendinning and Meggat Water. The building stones in greatest demand are the white sandstones of the Carboniferous Groome
    Durisdeer Dumfries Shire Wanlockhead on 19 Aug. 1804:-- About a mile and a half from Drumlanrig is a turnpike gate at the top of a hill Groome
    Leadhills Lanarkshire Wanlockhead, 5 miles WSW of Elvanfoot statiou, 7 SSW of Abington, and 45 SSW of Edinburgh. The highest village in Scotland Groome
    Lowther, Green Lanarkshire Wanlockhead and 8½ miles ENE of Sanquhar. Lowther Hill (2377 feet) rises 1 mile to the SW, at the meeting Groome
    Minnick Water Dumfries Shire
    Wanlockhead. Thence it runs 6 7 / 8 miles west-south-westward receiving in its progress three tributaries, each nearly equal Groome
    Muirkirk Ayrshire Wanlockhead alone excepted, it is the seat of an extensive iron manufacture, and was brought into existence through the discovery Groome
    Penpont Dumfries Shire Wanlockhead. Pop. (1871) 13,171, (1881) 12, 932, of whom 1379 were communicants of the Church of Scotland in 1878.-The Free Groome
    Sanquhar Dumfries Shire Wanlockhead, and at a cost of £300, a road in the neighbouring parish of Kirkconnel, leading up to a lime Groome
    Wanlockhead Dumfries Shire Wanlockhead, a mining village in the NE corner of Sanquhar parish, NW Dumfriesshire, 1½ mile SSW of Leadhills, 6½ miles Groome
    Wanlockhead Dumfries Shire Wanlockhead , quoad sacra par. and mining vil., Sanquhar par., Dumfriesshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 854; vil., at border with Lanarkshire Bartholomew
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.

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