Roger Sinclair Griffith
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|Roger Sinclair Griffith|
June 18, 1954|
|Residence||Chapeltoun, North Ayrshire|
|Education||Universities of Kingston on Hull & Glasgow|
|Occupation||Retired Teacher and Web Author|
|Children||Heather, Gwen and Jennifer|
|Parents||John Lloyd Griffith and Margaret Catherine Wilson|
Roger Sinclair Griffith BSc (Hons), Dip Ed Tech, Cert Ed., FSA Scot is a British web author with nearly 500 articles published online. He specialises in British railway history, local history, archaeology and natural history and has researched, written and illustrated many web articles on Wikipedia as 'Rosser1954' on the history of North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, and elsewhere. He is also a photographer and has over 4000 works posted on Wikimedia, Panoramio and elsewhere. YouTube videos compliment some of the web articles.
A strong emphasis in the articles is on the under recorded aspects of local and natural history, archaeology and Robert Burns. Griffith is a regular speaker on various topics such as local history, natural history and Robert Burns.
He has resided in Chapeltoun, North Ayrshire since 1985. Griffith was born in Torquay and brought up at Woodway House in Teignmouth, South Devon, the son of John Lloyd Griffith, a Chest Surgeon and Margaret C. A. Wilson. He retired in 2001 from a post as Head of Biology in Ardrossan Academy. In 2013-14 he is President of the Irvine Burns Club and Archivist elect at Wellwood House of the most important and extensive collection of Robert Burns manuscripts, books, artefacts and memorabilia held by any Burns Club.
- Archaeology and Mythology
Anima locus - Arthur's O'on - Bullaun - Leahill Turret, Hadrian's Wall - Ley tunnel - Lochmaben Stone - Carlin stone - Carved Stone Balls - The Chapel Well - Cholera pit - Clearance cairn - Corpse roads - Drowning-pit - Dule Tree - Fairy path - Fougou - Gowk Stone - Dead bell - Marriage stone - Moot hill - Painted pebbles - Petrosomatoglyph - Petrosphere - Potash pit - Q-pit - Rock-cut basin - Saw pit - Scots' dike - Thurgartstone - Touch Pieces - Trod - Trysting Tree - Wish Tree
Bark Mills - Bee bole - Bonnington pavilion, Falls of Clyde - Curling House - Dawyck Chapel - Dunscore Old Kirk - Gatepost - Gunpowder magazine - The Hermitage and Ossian's Hall of Mirrors - Kindrogan House - Mounting block - Owl holes - Shaw Monument - Staddle stones - Tide (time)
- Robert Burns
Bachelors' Club, Tarbolton - Brow, Dumfries and Galloway - Clarencefield - Dunscore Old Kirk - Drukken Steps - Ellisland Farm, Dumfries - Friar's Carse - Irvine Burns Club - Millmannoch - Old Rome, South Ayrshire - Robert Burns and the Eglinton Estate - Robert Burns' diamond point engravings
Lesley Baillie - Alison Begbie - Nelly Blair - Richard Brown (Captain) - Gilbert Burns (Farmer) - Robert Burnes (1719-1789) - William Burnes - May Cameron - Mary Campbell (Highland Mary) - Jenny Clow - Coila (muse) - Jean Gardner - Jean Glover - Helen Hyslop - Nelly Kilpatrick - Jessie Lewars - John MacKenzie (Doctor) - Agnes Maclehose - Mary Morison - Ann Park - Elizabeth Paton - Anne Rankine - David Sillar - Isabella Steven - Peggy Thompson
- Local History
- East Ayrshire
Auchencloigh Castle - Bloak - Busbie Castle - Chapeltoun - Lands of Cockilbie - Cronberry, East Ayrshire - Barony and Castle of Corsehill - Dalmore House and Estate - Dunlop, East Ayrshire - Dunlop cheese - John Fulton (instrument maker) - Gatehead, Ayrshire - Barbara Gilmour - Girgenti House - Haugh, East Ayrshire - Hollybush railway station - River Irvine - Kerse Castle, East Ayrshire - Kilmaurs Place - Kingencleugh Castle - Kingsford, East Ayrshire - Kirkwood Estate, East Ayrshire - Knockentiber - Lady's Well - Lands of Lainshaw - The Lands of Lochridge - Lugton - Laigh Milton viaduct - Barony of Peacockbank - Polkelly Castle - Riccarton, Ayrshire - Castle and Barony of Robertland - Rowallan Castle - Shawhill Estate, East Ayrshire - Silverwood, Ayrshire - Terringzean Castle, East Ayrshire - Thorntoun Estate - Thurgartstone - Trabboch - Trabboch Castle - Waterside, East Ayrshire
- North Ayrshire
Barony of Aiket - Annick Lodge and Greenville - Ardeer, Scotland - The Lands of Ashgrove - Auchenharvie Castle - Auchentiber - Lesley Baillie - Barkip - Barrmill, North Ayrshire - Hill of Beith Castle - Benslie - Blae Loch, Beith - Loch Brand - Richard Brown (Captain) - Lands of Bogston - Barony of Bonshaw - Boyd's Automatic tide signalling apparatus - Brisbane Aisle - Broadstone, North Ayrshire - Burnhouse - Robert Burns and the Eglinton Estate - Caaf Water and Linn Glen - The Chapel Well - Cleeves Cove cave - Clonbeith Castle - Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park - Little Cumbrae Castle - Cunninghamhead - Cunninghamhead Estate - Cunninghamhead, Perceton and Annick Lodge - Dalgarven Mill - Lands of Doura - Drakemyre, North Ayrshire - Drukken Steps - Eglinton Country Park - Eglinton Loch - Eglinton Tournament Bridge - Eglinton Trophy - Fergushill - Geilsland House - Barony and Castle of Giffen - Giffordland, Ayrshire - Grannie stone - Greenhills, North Ayrshire - Hessilhead - Hessilhead Loch - Highfield, North Ayrshire - Saint Inan - Industry and the Eglinton Castle estate - Irvine Burns Club - Irvine Harbour - Kennox House - The Barony of Kersland - Barony and Castle of Kilbirnie - Kilwinning Old Parish church - Kilbirnie Loch - Barony of Ladyland - Lambroughton Loch - Littlestane Loch - Lowes Loch, Ayrshire - John MacKenzie (Doctor) - Lands of Marshalland - Montfode Castle - Monkcastle, North Ayrshire - Monkredding House, North Ayrshire - Murder of Alexander Montgomerie - Seton Montolieu Montgomerie - Viva Seton Montgomerie - Susanna Montgomery, Lady Eglinton - The Lands of Montgreenan - Lands of Morishill - Nettlehirst - Perceton - Piperheugh - The Lands of Pitcon - Donald Lees Reid - The Lands of Roughwood - Seagate Castle - Dugald Semple - Lands of Sevenacres - Shewalton House and estate - Skelmorlie Castle - Spier's school - Springside - Stevenston - Stevenston Beach - Stevenston Canal - Swindridgemuir House and estate - Tanzie Well - Lands of Threepwood - Torranyard - Trindlemoss Loch - Lands of Willowyard -
- The History of Eglinton and the Montgomeries
Annick Lodge and Greenville - Auchans, Ayrshire - Benslie - Robert Burns and the Eglinton Estate - Clearance cairn - Drukken Steps - Eglinton Castle - Eglinton Country Park - Eglinton Loch - Eglinton Tournament Bridge - Eglinton Tournament of 1839 - Eglinton Trophy - Barony and Castle of Giffen - Industry and the Eglinton Castle estate - Kilwinning Old Parish church - Murder of Alexander Montgomerie - Seton Montolieu Montgomerie - Viva Seton Montgomerie - Susanna Montgomery, Lady Eglinton - Polnoon Castle - Seagate Castle - Skelmorlie Castle -
- South Ayrshire
Auchans, Ayrshire - Barnweill Church - Craigie Castle, Ayrshire - Crosbie Castle and the Fullarton estate - Dunduff Castle, South Ayrshire - Dunure Castle - Fail Monastery - Lady Isle - Loans, South Ayrshire - Millmannoch - Monkton, Ayrshire - Montgomerieston - Old Rome, South Ayrshire - Orangefield House, South Ayrshire - Reed Loch - Shaw Monument - Symington, South Ayrshire - Wallace's Monument
- Dumfries & Galloway
- East Renfrewshire
Belston Loch - Black Loch, New Cumnock - Blae Loch, Beith - Loch Brand - Loch Brown - Bruntwood Loch - Buiston Loch - Carcluie Loch - Carse Loch - Clevens Loch, Ayrshire - Creoch Loch - Eglinton Loch - Fail Loch - Loch Fergus - Galrigs Loch, Ayrshire - Loch Gate - Halket Loch - Helenton Loch - Hessilhead Loch - Kerse Loch - Kilbirnie Loch - Knockewart Loch - Lambroughton Loch - Loch Libo - Reed Loch - Lindston Loch, South Ayrshire - Littlestane Loch - Lochend Loch, Coylton - Lochlea, South Ayrshire - Lochspouts Loch - Loch o' th' Lowes, New Cumnock - Lowes Loch, Ayrshire - Martnaham Loch - Newfarm Loch - South Palmerston Loch - Plaid Loch - Reed Loch - Loch Shield - Snipe Loch - Loch of Stair - Loch of Trabboch - Trindlemoss Loch - Whitehill Loch
- Natural History
Aceria fraxinivorus - Aceria pseudoplatani - Alder tongue gall - Andricus grossulariae - Arran Whitebeams - Baudoinia compniacensis - Bee bole - Biscogniauxia nummularia - Brefeldia maxima - Bromus commutatus - Caloplaca marina - Cartilage lichen - Chirosia betuleti - Cobweb painting - Cola-nut gall - Coleophora caespitiella - Crepis paludosa - Cruciata laevipes - Dasineura crataegi - Dasineura urticae - Enteridium lycoperdon - Eriophyes inangulis - Eriophyes tiliae tiliae - Fern sports - Foam lines - Frost crack - Handkea excipuliformis - Husband and Wife tree - Hyphodontia sambuci - Knopper gall - Lixus concavus - Meadowsweet Rust gall - Mustard Powder lichen - Mycena galericulata - Nectria peziza - Neuroterus albipes - Neuroterus anthracinus - Neuroterus numismalis - Neuroterus quercusbaccarum - Oak artichoke gall - Oak Marble gall - Oscillant - Owl holes - Peziza cerea - Peziza repanda - Phyllocoptes eupadi - Phytoptus avellanae - Pineapple gall - Plucking Post - Protomyces macrosporus - Puccinia poarum - Red-pea gall - Rhabdophaga rosaria - Rose bedeguar gall - Scrophularia umbrosa - Shell purse - Symphytum tuberosum - Taphrina padi - Taphrina pruni
- Railway stations
Appledore (North Devon) railway station - Barbon railway station - Barrmill, North Ayrshire - Beach Road Halt - Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway - Bideford Quay railway station - Black Dyke Halt railway station - Blaenplwyf Halt railway station - Bow railway station, Devon - Bowness railway station - Brayton railway station - Bridestowe railway station - Brimley Halt railway station - Brisco railway station - Bromfield (Cumbria) railway station - Broughton Skeog railway station - Bullgill railway station - Burgh-by-Sands railway station - Burrator and Sheepstor Halt railway station - Cairntable Halt railway station - Calthwaite railway station - Campbeltown railway station - Port Carlisle railway station - Carronbridge railway station - Causeway Crossing Halt railway station - Causeway End (Dumfries and Galloway) railway station - Christow railway station - Chudleigh Knighton Halt railway station - Ciliau-Aeron Halt railway station - Closeburn railway station - Conwil railway station - Cornborough Cliffs Halt - Crosby Garrett railway station - Crossford railway station - Crossways Halt railway station - Culgaith railway station - Cummersdale railway station - Cummertrees railway station - Curthwaite railway station - Dalserf railway station - Dearham Bridge railway station - Delabole railway station - Derry Ormond railway station - Dinwoodie railway station - Dousland railway station - Drumburgh railway station - Drumclog railway station - Drumlemble Halt railway station - Duchal Moor Railway - Dunscore railway station - Dunsford Halt railway station - Dunsland Cross railway station - Ecclefechan railway station - Felindyffryn Halt railway station - Felin Fach railway station - Floriston railway station - Glasson railway station - Grayrigg railway station - Henllan railway station - Holehouse Junction railway station - Hollybush railway station - Ide Halt railway station - Ingra Tor Halt railway station - Irongray railway station - Kenwith Castle Halt - King Tor Halt railway station - Kirkandrews railway station - Kirkby Lonsdale railway station - Kirkinner railway station - Kirkland railway station - Kirtlebridge railway station - Kirkpatrick railway station - Leegate railway station - Liddaton Halt railway station - Lintmill Halt railway station - Loudounhill railway station - Lover's Lane Halt - Llandyssul railway station - Llanerch-Ayron Halt railway station - Llangurig railway station - Llangybi (Ceredigion) railway station - Llanilar railway station - Llanpumpsaint railway station - Llanrhystyd Road railway station - Llanybydder railway station - Lustleigh railway station - Machrihanish railway station - Machrihanish Farm Halt railway station - Maesycrugiau railway station - Middleton-on-Lune railway station - Millisle railway station - Moffat railway station - Moniaive railway station - Moss Road Halt railway station - Nethercleugh railway station - Newbiggin (Kirkby Thore) railway station - Newtonairds railway station - North Tawton railway station - Northam railway station (North Devon) - Olmarch Halt railway station - Patna railway station (Scotland) - Pentrecourt Platform railway station - Plantation Halt railway station - Plumpton (Cumbria) railway station - Pont Llanio railway station - Princetown railway station - Pullabrook Halt railway station - Racks railway station - Riccarton and Craigie railway station - Richmond Road Halt - Rigg railway station - Rockcliffe railway station - Ruthwell railway station - Ryeland railway station - Little Salkeld railway station - Sampford Courtenay railway station - Sedbergh railway station - Silian Halt railway station - Sorbie railway station - Southwaite railway station - Stepford railway station - Stobo railway station - Strand Road Halt railway station - Strata Florida railway station - Strathaven Central railway station - Strathaven North railway station - Talsarn Halt railway station - Teigngrace Halt railway station - Thornhill (Dumfries) railway station - Tower Hill (Devon) railway station - Trawscoed railway station - Tregaron railway station - Trodigal Halt railway station - Trusham railway station - Wamphray railway station - Westward Ho! railway station - Whauphill railway station - Whitrigg railway station - Whitstone and Bridgerule railway station - Wigtown railway station - Wreay railway station
Abecediary - Coins of Lundy - Excambied - James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh - Manillas - National Museum of Rural Life - SV Paul - Researcher's Guide to Local History terminology - Stromma Canal, Sweden - Thirlage - Vernon Watkins - Isle of Whithorn
- Dick, Stuart & Lorna. A History of Kilmaurs. A Traditional Ayrshire Village. Kilmaurs Community Council DVD.
- Ayrshire Environment - North Ayrshire Conservation Volunteers. AEEF. Strathclyde Regional Couincil - Ayr Video.
- Castle in North Ayrshire. Memphis : Books LLC. ISBN 978-1-155-33297-0
- Villages in North Ayrshire. Memphis : Books LLC. ISBN 978-1-156-65502-3
- Villages in East Ayrshire. Memohis : Books LLC. ISBN 978-1-155-87840-9
- North Ayrshire. Memphis : Books LLC. ISBN 978-115-654929-2