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Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

Closeburn is a village and civil parish in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The village is on the A76 road 2+⁄2 miles south of Thornhill. In the 2001 census, Closeburn had a population of 1,119, Between 1849 and 1961 the village had a railway station. Although Closeburn railway station is now closed, the Glasgow South Western Line still runs through the village. The nearest stations are at Sanquhar and Dumfries.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNX8992
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
 

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

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

Closeburn, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in W. of co. and 11¾ miles NW. of Dumfries, 29,347 ac. (246 water), pop. 1505; P.O.; near the vil. are Closeburn Castle, an ancient seat of the Kirkpatricks, and Closeburn House.

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