In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Browhouses like this:
Browhouses, a village and a bay in Gretna parish, Dumfriesshire. The village stands on the bay, 5½ miles E by S of Annan, and is of considerable magnitude. The bay is merely a slight encurvature between Tordoff and Redkirk Points; but it affords some shelter from the rushing tides of the Solway,
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 Browhouses 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 Browhouses and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Browhouses, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 07th December 2013
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