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Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway

Durisdeer is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It lies 6 miles north of Thornhill, above the Carron Water, a tributary of the Nith. A Roman road once passed through the site of the village as a direct route fron Nithsdale to Clydesdale, and the remains of a small, but well preserved Roman fort are located about a mile up the Well Path to the north-east; the defensive ditch and rampart are clearly visible.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNS8903
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway

Other names by which Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway has been known in the past

Didier ~ Disdier ~ Durrisdeer

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

Durrisdeer, par. and vil., Dumfries-shire, 6 m. N. of Thornhill, 19,717 ac., pop. 1107; P.O., called Durisdeer. Durrow.-- market town, Queen's co., and par., partly also in co. Kilkenny -- par., 6527 ac., pop. 1488; town, on river Erkina, 2 miles NW. of Attanagh ry. sta., pop. 738; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday.

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