In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Bengall like this:
Bengall, a hamlet in Dryfesdale parish, Dumfriesshire, 3 miles SW of Lockerbie. It stands at the W base of two hills, separated from each other by a narrow morass, and crowned by respectively a Caledonian and a Roman camp; and from these two camps it takes its name, signifying ` the hill of the Gael. '
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 Bengall 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 Bengall and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bengall, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th December 2013
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