We reproduce below a list of place names that we know of in Girthon and Anwoth, together with grid references and generally accepted reasons for the names that were used. This list includes old and modern names many of which do not appear on maps. This is more comprehensive than the 'old' place names that are covered by the 'kirkcudbright.co' website and makes no attempt to explain the linguistic origins of the names that are included on 'Alan James' page on place names.

Click on the initial letter of a place name to download a .pdf file which should contain the name you are looking for.

Parishes
The second column in each .pdf file refers to a local parish :
A = Anwoth      Ba = Balmaghie     Bo = Borgue    G = Girthon     Ke = Kells
Kn = Kelton      K = Kirkmabreck    M = Minnigaff   T = Twynholm
 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ

 

Sources of Information : referred in .pdf files

Studies in the Topography of Galloway:  Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, Bart.of Monreith
       Published by David Douglas, Edinburgh 1887

Gatehouse of Fleet in the Past : Edited by David Devereux & Helen Keating
       Published by Gatehouse of Fleet Community Council Bicentenary Committee in association with the Stewartry District                      Council Museum Service.1995 

The Central Stewartry: Jack Hunter
       Published by Stenlake Publishing 2002

Gatehouse of Fleet & Ferrytown of Cree: Ancient Monuments and Historic Sites (Girthon, Anwoth, Kirkmabreck)
      I.F.Macleod.  Studies in Grey Galloway No. 2 Newton Stewart 1969 (Printed by Galloway Gazette)

Gatehouse and District Volumes I & II. A Decimillenial history by J. E. Russell
     Published by Dumfries & Galloway Libraries & Information Archives. 2003

Dumfries & Galloway, An Illustrated Architectural Guide: John R Hume
     Published by Rutland Press 2000 

Cally Story: Nic Coombey
     Published by Gatehouse Development Initiative 2007

Wheels of Wood Wheels of Steel : A History of Machinery at the Mill Complex
     Dumfries & Galloway Regional Council 1992

Gatehouse Memories -  Edited by George McCulloch
     Published by Gatehouse of Fleet Community Council Bicentenary Committee

Industrial Archaeology of Galloway: Ian Donnachie
     Published by David & Charles 1971

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Scotland: Edited by Iseabail Macleod MBE
     Published by Lomond 2004

S.W.R.I. Jubilee Year Booklet (The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Federation) 1922 -1972

Ordnance Survey Map: Explorer 312  Kirkcudbright & Castle Douglas. Gatehouse of Fleet.
     Published 2001 

Ordnance Survey Map: Water of Fleet: Sheet NX55 1:25000 First series
     Surveyed 1953

Ordnance Survey Map: Laurieston: Sheet NX66 1:25000 First series
     Revised 1971

Ordnance Survey Map: Outdoor Leisure 32: Galloway Forest Park 1:25 000
     Revised 1996

Ordnance Survey Map: Reprint of the 1854 edition of the 6 inch Ordnance Survey Map, Gatehouse-f-Fleet Area
     Published 1991 by Beechwood Publishing, Bottisham Cambridge.

 

 

 

 

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