Wanlockhead  Dumfries Shire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Wanlockhead like this:

Wanlockhead, quoad sacra par. and mining vil., Sanquhar par., Dumfriesshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 854; vil., at border with Lanarkshire, on Wanlock Water, 1½ mile SW. of Leadhills and 8½ NE. of Sanquhar, pop. 788; P.O.; the lead mines were opened about 1680.

Wanlockhead through time

Wanlockhead is now part of Dumfries and Galloway district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dumfries and Galloway has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wanlockhead itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wanlockhead, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th June 2022

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