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Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway

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Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway

Kirkconnel is a small parish and town in Dumfries and Galloway, southwestern Scotland. It is located on the A76 near the head of Nithsdale. Kirkconnel led a more quiet existence than neighboring towns like Sanquhar. Principally it has been a farming community. There are few buildings of any significance. The name comes from The Church of Saint Conal. In 1850 the village had only a single street 400 yards long. Next to Kirkconnel is a separate village called Kelloholm.
Post townSanquhar
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNS7312
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kirkconnel.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., NW. Dumfriesshire--par., 26,660 ac., pop. 1019; vil., on river Nith, 3¼ miles NW. of Sanquhar, pop. 464; P.O.; 1 mile W. of vil. are 2 mineral springs.

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