Place:Lennox, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

TypeHistorical district
Coordinates55.9631°N 4.2779°W
Located inDunbartonshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
East Dunbartonshire, Scotlandunitary council area since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Lennox is an ancient district of central Scotland that became an earldom in the 12th century and a duchy in 1580. It is centred around Loch Lomond in the former county of Dunbartonshire and is now located in the East Dunbartonshire Council Area.

Research Tips

  • The maps website of the National Library of Scotland allows comparisons of modern-day and old maps of the same place. From the home page click on "Find by place" and then follow the instructions on the next page. Once you are viewing the place you want, use the slider <----> at the top of the map to compare the layout of roads and the place names of smaller areas, perhaps even farms, with the landscape today. The website takes some getting used to.
  • The Statistical Accounts for Scotland In the 1790s and again in the 1830s, the ministers of the all the parishes of the Church of Scotland were asked to provide a description of their parish to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The original account request included 160 questions to be answered. These accounts are available in print in 20 volumes and are also online where it is freely available to browse. The browsing portal is below the viewing area of most computer screens. Scroll down to "For non-subscribers" and click on "Browse scanned pages". This brings you to another page on which one can enter the name of the parish in which you are interested.