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Dollar  Clackmannanshire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Dollar like this:

Dollar, town and par. with ry. sta., Clackmannanshire, at the foot of the Ochil Hills, near river Devon, 6 miles NE. of Alloa, 41 NW. of Edinburgh, and 432 NW. of London -- par., 4773 ac., pop. 2500; town, pop. 2014; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; coal and sandstone are plentiful; copper, iron, and lead were formerly mined in the Ochils, a little above the town; on the banks of the Devon are numerous bleachfields. Dollar is chiefly noted for its excellent Academy, founded (1818) by Captain John Macuab, a native of the par.

Dollar through time

Dollar is now part of Clackmannanshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Clackmannanshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dollar itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dollar in Clackmannanshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/16884

Date accessed: 22nd September 2017


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