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Dalswinton, Dumfries and Galloway

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Dalswinton, Dumfries and Galloway

Dalswinton is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway in the south of Scotland. It is located about 6 miles north-north-west of Dumfries. To the east of the village a wind farm has been built. Patrick Miller the entrepreneur built Dalswinton House. An exceptionally large beech tree is situated at the front of the nearby corrugated iron constructed Church of Scotland Dalswinton Barony church, with the Giant Polypore bracket fungus growing from its roots.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNX9385
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway

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

Dalswinton, vil. and estate, in co. and 7½ miles NW. of Dumfries; P.O.; on the estate is Dalswinton House, on site of an ancient castle of the Comyns; it was built by Mr Patrick Miller, the landlord of Burns, and the projector of steam navigation; near the house is a loch, on which he launched the first trial steamboat.

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