Bartholomew’s Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887) page 524 right column

Click on the image for a larger version suitable for printing.


Macclesfield Forest, township, Prestbury par.,
Cheshire, 4 miles E. of Macclesfield, 3499 ac., pop. 207.

Mnecoghlan’s Hill, near Cloghan, AY. King’s co.,
alt. 378 ft.

Macdara Island, Moyrus par., AY. co. Galway.

Macdonald Deer Forest, Skye island, Inverness-
shire, 10,350 ae. ; post-town, Broadford.

Macduff, seaport town, police burgh, and quoad
par. with ry. sta., Gamrie par., Banffshire, on E.
side of mouth of river Deveron, opposite Banff—par.,
pop. 4104; police burgh, pop. 3641; town, pop. 3650;
P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Macduff, which dates from 1732,
is for parliamentary purposes included in the burgh of
Banff, but is municipally distinct. It has considerable
trade, possessing one of the best harbours on the Moray
Firth, greatly enlarged and improved in 1877. The
herring fishery is carried on. The beach affords excel-
lent sea-bathing, and in the summer months there is a
considerable number of visitors. A new town hall was
opened in 1885.

Macduff’s Castle, old ruin, on coast of Fife, near
East AVemyss.

Macduff’s Cave, Kincraig Point, Largo Bay, Fife.

Macduff’s Cross, famous antiquity, near Newburgh,
Fife ; only the pedestal remains.

Macefen, township and seat, in par. and mile
SE. of Malpas, Cheshire, 340 ac., pop. 62.

Macetown, par., mid. co. Meath, 4 miles NE. of
Dunshaughlin, 1991 ac., pop. 160.

Macliu, ry. sta., AV. co. Antrim, 3 miles NW. of

M‘Gaflin’s Corner, 6 miles from Poyntzpass, E. co.
Armagh ; P.O.

Macglllycnddy’s Reeks, mountain group, bar. Dun-
kerrin, S. co. Kerry, 6 miles SAV. of Killarney; contains
Carrantuohill (3414 ft.), the loftiest summit in Ireland.

Machany House, seat, property of Ariscount Strath-
allan, Blackford par., Perthshire, on Machany AVater,
2½ miles from Muthill;
Machany Water flows 13 miles
E. to the Earn 4 miles E. of Muthill.

Machar, New, par. and ry. sta., Aberdeenshire and
detached part of Banffshire, 9002 ac., pop. 1505 ; the
sta. is 11½ miles NAV. of Aberdeen; at New Machar
Inn, near the station, horse and cattle fairs are held.

Machar, Old, par., Aberdeenshire, chiefly within
the burgh of Aberdeen, 12,143 ac., pop. 56,002; pop. of
burghal part, 54,551.

Machars, dist. of AA'igtownshire, between AVigtown
Bay and Luce Bay.

Machen, par. and ry. sta., partly in Glamorgan, but
chiefly in Monmouthshire, on river Rhymney, partly
in town of Risca, 5207 ac., pop. 2732;
P.O., T.o.; con-
tains, in the Monmouthshire section, the townships of
Lower Machen and Upper Machen—Lower Machen,
2000 ac., pop. 1036 ; Upper Machen, 2485 ac., pop.
1448; the sta. is 7| miles AV. of Newport; in vicinity
is Machen
Plas, seat; Machen has coal, iron, &c.

Macliermore Castle, old square tower, Minnigaff
par., Kirkcudbright, on river Cree, 1½ mile SE. of

Machno, stream, Carnarvonshire; flows NE. to river
Conway 2½ miles SE. of Bettws-y-Coed;
Machno Falls
are immediately below Pandy Mill.

Machrle Water, Arran island, Firth of Clyde; flows
SW. to Machrie Bay.

Machrihanlsh Hay, on AV. coast of Kintyre, Argyll.

Machrireoch Lodge, in par. and 3 miles E. of
Southend, Kintyre, Argyllshire.

Machynls, former island, now connected with the
mainland, Burry Inlet, Carmarthenshire, 1 mile SE. of
Llanelly ; had
a monastery founded in 513, and was a
seat of the Stepneys.

Machynlleth, pari. bor. and market town, par., and
township with ry. sta., Montgomeryshire, on river
Dovey, 20 miles NE. of Aberystwith and 216 miles from
London by rail—par., 14,861 ac., pop. 2804 ; township,
pop. 2026; pari, bor., 1196 ac., pop. 2045; P.O., T.O.,
1 Bank. Market-day,
Wednesday. The town has a fine
situation, sheltered on all sides by lofty hills. Anglers
find excellent sport in the surrounding streams. The
industries are mostly flannel and tweed manufactures,
tanning, fulling, and wool carding. Slate quarries and
lead mines are worked in the neighbourhood. Owen

Gazetteer of the British Isles, Statistical and Topographical, by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1887. Public domain image from

Click on the image to get a large bitmap suitable for printing (45 MB)

Page 524 left column ... Page 525 left column

This page is written in HTML using a program written in Python 3.2, and image-to-HTML-text by ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional Edition.