Elgin Moray


Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Elgin a parish containing a city and royal burgh Groome
Elgin a city and royal burgh, and the county town of Elginshire Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Blackhills a mansion Groome
Elgin, New a village, with a public school Groome
Longmorn a station Groome
Westertown House seat Bartholomew
Westertown House a modern castellated two-story mansion, with wings and a massive square central tower 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 Elgin 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.
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 28
Samuel Johnson Elgin, Forres and Fort George 6
Thomas Pennant August 14-18: Inverness and the Black Isle 6
James Boswell August 24th to 26th, 1773: Aberdeen to Forres 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 4
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 2
William Camden Scotland: North of the Antonine Wall 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; 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:

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