Place:Dalgarnock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

TypeFormer parish
Coordinates55.2239°N 3.769°W
Located inDumfriesshire, Scotland     ( - 1697)
See alsoDumfries and Galloway Region, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Dalgarnock as follows:

Dalgarnock, an ancient parish in Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, annexed to Closeburn in 1697. It nearly surrounded the original parish of Closeburn; and its beautiful churchyard, 1¼ mile S of Thornhill, contains the grave and tombstone of the persecuted Covenanter James Harkness. Here stood a village, a burgh of barony, where a famous market-tryst was held, that seems to have been continued after most or all of the houses had disappeared, and is alluded to in Burns's lines:
But a' the next week, as I fretted wi' care,
I gaed to the tryst o' Daigarnock;
And wha but my fine fickle lover was there!
I glowr'd as I'd seen a warlock. a warlock;
I glowr'd as I'd seen a warlock.'

{Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

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