Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Alloa a river-port, a seat of manufacture, and the chief town of Clackmannanshire Groome

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

Place Type of entry Source
Alloa Inch island Bartholomew
Cambus village Bartholomew
Cambus a village Groome
Coalyland, or Collyland mining village Bartholomew
Holton (and Holton Square) mining village Bartholomew
Sauchie part of Bartholomew
Schaw Park a seat Groome
Schaw Park seat Bartholomew
Tullibody village Bartholomew
Tullibody 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 Alloa 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 7
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 6
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 1
Robert Gammage To Scotland in 1843 1
Thomas Pennant Combe Abbey to Stow Nine Churches 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
South Alloa 0 3
Westfield 0 2
Craigrie 0 2
Clackmannan 0 2
Sauchie 0 3
Cambus 0 2
Dunmore 0 2
Tullibody 0 2
Linn Mill 0 2
Elphinstone 0 2
Alva 4 2
Kennet 0 2
Fallin 0 1
Kennetpans 0 2
Kilbagie 0 2
Tillicoultry 1 2
Airth 0 2
Menstrie 0 2
Forth 0 2
Blairlogie 0 2