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Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

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Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

Dalbeattie is a town in Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Dalbeattie is in a wooded valley on the Urr Water 4 mi east of Castle Douglas and 12 mi south west of Dumfries. The town is famed for its granite industry and for being the home town of William McMaster Murdoch First Officer of the RMS Titanic.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyKirkcudbrightshire
OS GridNX8361
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01556
Populationest. 4,310 (2006)

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

Dalbeattie, town and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Urr par., S. Kirkcudbrightshire, 5¼ miles E. of Castle-Douglas, 106 SE. of Glasgow, 108 SW. of Edinburgh, and 339 NW. of London -- town, pop. 3865; quoad sacra par., 4140; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; stands on.D. Burn, about 1 mile from its influx to Urr Water, which is navigable for small craft up to the town, and for large vessels to Dub o' Hass, 5 miles S. D. owes its prosperity chiefly to the neighbouring quarries of Craignair, which have furnished granite for the Liverpool Docks, the Thames Embankment, &c. It has extensive granite-polishing works, bone-mills and paper-mills, dyeworks, concrete works, and bobbin, saw, and flour mills.

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