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Kirkcolm, Dumfries and Galloway

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Kirkcolm, Dumfries and Galloway

Kirkcolm is a village and an area about 5-1/2 miles in length and 4 miles in width on the northern tip of the Rhinns of Galloway peninsula, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, forming a small peninsula, bounded on the north and west by the sea, on the east by the bay of Loch Ryan and on the south by the area of Leswalt. The number of acres under cultivation is between 10,000 and 11,000; there are upwards of 1200 acres waste and pasture, and between 100 and 200 planted.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyWigtownshire
OS GridNX0268
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

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


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

Kirkcolm, par. and vil., NW. Wigtownshire, on W. side of Loch Ryan--par., 13,318 ac., pop. 1847; vil., 5½ miles NW. of Stranraer, pop. 332; P.O., T.O.; the vil. is also called Stewarton.

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