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Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway

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Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway

Wanlockhead is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland nestling in the Lowther Hills one mile south of Leadhills at the head of the Mennock Pass, which forms part of the Southern Uplands. It is Scotland's highest village at 1,531 feet and can be accessed via the B797, from both the A76 and the M74.
Post townBiggar
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNS8712
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

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

Wanlockhead, quoad sacra par. and mining vil., Sanquhar par., Dumfriesshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 854; vil., at border with Lanarkshire, on Wanlock Water, 1½ mile SW. of Leadhills and 8½ NE. of Sanquhar, pop. 788; P.O.; the lead mines were opened about 1680.

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