In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Glencairn like this:
Glencairn, par., W. Dumfries-shire, 30,083 ac., pop. 1737; contains Moniaive, 8 m. SW. of Thornhill sta.; Glencairn gave the title of earl to the Cunninghams.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Glencairn has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Dumfries and Galloway. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Glencairn and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Glencairn, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th October 2016
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