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Dalmellington, East Ayrshire

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Dalmellington, East Ayrshire

Dalmellington is a market town in Ayrshire, Scotland. In 2001 it had a population of 1407. The town owes its origins to the fault line separating the Southern Uplands of Scotland from the Central Lowlands. Dalmellington sits at the issue of a river from the uplands into Dalmellington Moss plain. The town has a history as a rest area, market town, weaving centre and mining village.
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS4806
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Dalmellington, East Ayrshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dalmellington, par. and vil. with ry. terminus, in co. and 15½ miles SE. of Ayr -- par., 17,783 ac., pop. 6383; vil., pop. 1437; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; the vil. is very ancient, dating from the llth century; in the par. are numerous collieries and ironworks.

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