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Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

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Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

Thornhill (Scottish Gaelic: Bàrr na Driseig) is a town in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, south of Sanquhar and north of Dumfries on the main A76 road. Thornhill sits in the Nithsdale valley with the Carsphairn and Scaur range to the west and the Lowther hills to the east. It was initially a small village, planned and built in 1717 on the Queensberry Estate on the road linking Dumfries to Glasgow.
Post townThornhill
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNX8795
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 code01848

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

Thornhill.-- vil., with ry. sta., Morton par., Dumfriesshire, on. river Nith, 14 miles NW. of Dumfries, pop. 1289; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; is situated 1 mile SW. of the sta., presents a neat appearance, has a brewery, and holds several fairs.

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