[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"BALMACLELLAN, a parish in the county of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, two miles to the N.E. of Galloway. It lies in a hilly country on the east side of the river Ken, and is one of four parishes called the Glenkens, i.e., dales by the Ken. It was formerly, as its name signifies, the seat of the Maclellans. In the river and small lakes are good trout. The living, of the value of £227, is in the presbytery of Kirkcudbright, and in the gift of the crown. The parish comprises an area of about 40 square miles."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]