Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Sanquhar within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Sanquhar, parl. and royal burgh and par., Dumfriesshire, on river Nith, 26 miles NW. of Dumfries and 56 miles SE. of Glasgow by rail - par., 40,846 ac., pop. 3109; parl. burgh, pop. 1339; royal burgh, pop. 1299; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; has mfrs. of carpets, spades and shovels, and bricks. Sanquhar was made a royal burgh in 1598, and forms one of the Dumfries District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.