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Leswalt, Dumfries and Galloway

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Leswalt, Dumfries and Galloway

Leswalt is an area eight square miles in Rhins of Galloway, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, between Portpatrick and Stranraer to the south and Kirkcolm to the north. In ancient times it belonged to the monks of Tongland. This "feudal area" was probably divided into a few baronies, each controlled and protected by a "Baron of the Court of the Barony" under the overall control of the Sheriff of the Sheriffdom of Wigtownshire. Leswalt is a name of unknown origins.
Post townStranraer
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyWigtownshire
OS GridNX0163
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
Dialling code01776-Unknown

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

Leswalt, par., quoad sacra par., and vil., Wigtownshire - par. (containing the Sheuchan suburb of Stranraer), 12,523 ac., pop. 2635; quoad sacra par. (partly also in Kirkcolm par.), pop. 1292; vil., 3 miles NW. of Stranraer; P.O.; the old parish church has for centuries been the burying-place of the Agnews of Lochnaw.

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