Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Stirling. You may be able to find further references to Stirling in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Stirling a small parish, containing the royal burgh Groome
Stirling a market town Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Stirling.

Place Type of entry Source
Craigforth an estate, with a mansion Groome
Raploch a village Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Stirling within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 24
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 11
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 6
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 6
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 2
William Camden Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire 1
William Camden Yorkshire: East and North Ridings 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 1: South-Western Scotland 1
Robert Gammage Touring central Scotland 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Raploch 0 1
Cambuskenneth 0 4
St Ninians 0 3
Cambusbarron 0 2
Causewayhead 0 2
Forth 0 2
Bannockburn 0 2
Bridge of Allan 0 5
Blairlogie 0 2
Fallin 0 1
Lecropt 0 2
Logie 0 1
Auchenbowie 0 2
Cambus 0 2
Menstrie 0 2
Tullibody 0 2
Dunblane 7 2
Plean 0 2
Kincardine 2 2
South Alloa 0 3