Searching for "PORTKNOCKIE"

We could not match "PORTKNOCKIE" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 10 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "PORTKNOCKIE":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Banffshire Banffshire Portknockie, Gardenstown, Charlestown of Aberlour, Port Gordon, Portessie, Findochty, Whitehills, Fetterangus, Fordyce, Newmills, and Tomintoul. The principal mansions are Gordon Groome
    Buckie Banffshire Portknockie, Findochty, Portessie, and Buckie, and with a tunnel of 1280 yards near Cullen House. The burn divides the town Groome
    Fordyce Banffshire whose ten churches of Banff, Boyndie, Buckie, Cullen, Deskford, Enzie, Fordyce, Ordiquhill, Portknockie, and Portsoy, together had 2514 communicants in 1881. Groome
    Portknockie Banffshire Portknockie, a fishing village in Rathven quoad civilia parish, but in Cullen quoad sacra parish, Banffshire, on the coast, adjacent Groome
    Portknockie Banffshire Portknockie , fishing vil. with ry. sta., Rathven par., Banffshire, 5 miles NE. of Buckie, pop. 1102; P.O. Bartholomew
    Portnockie Banffshire Portnockie , fishing vil., Rathven par., Banffshire, 2 miles NW. of Cullen by rail, pop. 1102; P.O., called Portknockie . Bartholomew
    Rathven Banffshire Portknockie. Besides the three schools at Buckie, five public schools-Arradoul female, Findochty infant, Portknockie, Rathven, and Shielburn- with respective Groome
    Spey Inverness Shire Portknockie; length, 107 miles; area of basin, 1300 square miles; is the most rapid river in Scotland, ranks next to the Tay in point Bartholomew
    Spey Banffshire
    Inverness Shire
    Portknockie. It is the most rapid river in Scotland, and in point of length and volume of water is inferior Groome
    Tronach Castle Banffshire Tronach Castle , ruin, Rathven par., Banff shire, near Portknockie. Bartholomew
    It may also be worth using "sound-alike" and wildcard searching to find names similar to your search term:

  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.

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