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National Gazetteer, 1868

Dunipace - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

"DUNIPACE, a parish in the county of Stirling, Scotland, 6 miles S. of Stirling. Its name is said to be derived from dun and pax, alluding to the two downs, or barrows, 50 feet high, on which Severus concluded peace with the Scots in 210. In 1301 Edward I. signed here the warrant for a truce with the Scots. Some of the inhabitants are engaged in the cotton-mills. The living is united with Larbert. The chief seats are Denovan, belonging to the Johnstones; Milton, to the Moreheads; and the ruins of the old castle called Torwood, where is Wallace's oak. In the vicinity is a Danish camp."

"DENOVAN, a village in the parish of Dunipace, in the county of Stirling, Scotland. The village is situated near Denny. The estate belongs to Forbes of Callendar, and comprises about one-fourth of the parish. The calico-printing establishment dates from 1800, and employs a large number of people."

"MILTON, (or Herbertshire), a village in the parish of Dunipace, county Stirling, Scotland, 4 miles S. of Bannockburn. It is situated on the left bank of the Carron, here crossed by a bridge. The inhabitants are principally employed in calico printing."

"TORWOOD, a village in the parish of Dunipace, county Stirling, Scotland, 4 miles S.E. of Bannockburn, near Torwood forest, in which Wallace lay concealed, and where Mr. Cargill excommunicated Charles II. and his court."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003

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