Scottish Estates – Estate surveys

Many landowners made surveys of their estates from the mid eighteenth century onwards, which contain varying amounts of detail.

For some, this was a purely numerical return. For others it names those living in each place on the estate. These surveys also resulted in the production of an enormous number of plans, many of which are in the collection of plans at National Archives of Scotland.

Others can be found in local archives or are still in private hands. They provide information such as boundaries, where farms, buildings and farm towns were located, field names, and occasionally the names of the tenant farmers as well as the owners.

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