Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Nairn a river Groome
Nairn a parish Groome
Nairn the county town of Nairnshire, and a royal and police burgh Groome
Nairn river Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Balblair place Bartholomew
Balblair a spot Groome
Burnside a recent neat hamlet Groome
Burnside hamlet Bartholomew
Firhall an estate, with a mansion Groome
Geddes House a mansion Groome
Househill an estate, with a mansion Groome
Howford a village Groome
Ivybank an estate, with a mansion Groome
Moss-Side 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 Nairn 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 5
Thomas Pennant August 14-18: Inverness and the Black Isle 3
William Camden Scotland: North of the Antonine Wall 2
Samuel Johnson Elgin, Forres and Fort George 2
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 2
James Boswell August 27th to 31st, 1773: Forres to Glen Moriston via Inverness 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 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
Auldearn 0 2
Geddes 0 1
Rait 0 1
Lochloy 0 1
Lethen 0 2
Cawdor 2 2
Ardersier 0 4
Brodie 0 2
Kilravock 0 2
Dyke 0 2
Darnaway 0 2
Croy 0 2
Fort George 0 2
Relugas 0 2
Ardclach 0 2
Sutors of Cromarty 0 1
Dalcross 0 2
Culbin 0 2
Petty 0 2
Cromartyshire 0 2