Glimpses into the History of an Ancient Parish & Burgh
I am often asked to identify the extent of individual parishes in Kirkcudbrightshire. To assist those who are not familiar with the area, but are trying to identify parish boundaries I have reproduced a map which I found in Maxwell's Guide of 1878, the Kirkcudbright section of which is included elsewhere on this website.
The county consists of 28 parishes each identified by a number on the map, with a key to their names in the bottom left corner of the map.
FIRST ORDNANCE SURVEY - 1850's
The map shown below is designed to allow you to select the correct map from those available here. The map below is from a more modern edition, and is only intended as a guide.
The maps which it will open are of Kirkcudbright Parish, and adjoining lands, from the first Ordnance Survey carried out about the year 1850. They contain fascinating detail of places and routes which no longer exist, or which have been altered out of all recognition.
Find the area on the following map, select the area you wish to look at and click on that area. A new window will open up with a large scale copy of that part of the original O.S. map. When you are finished examining the large scale map, close the window to return to this map selection page.
The maps are quite large files, and, depending on the speed of your Internet connection, may take as much as 2 minutes to load.