Nithsdale  Dumfries Shire


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

Nithsdale, the western one of the 3 divisions of Dumfriesshire drained by the river Nith; was anciently called Stranith or Strathnith, and gave the title of earl (1620-1716) to the family of Maxwell.

Nithsdale through time

Nithsdale 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 Nithsdale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th May 2022

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