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Maxwelltown, Dumfries and Galloway

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Maxwelltown, Dumfries and Galloway

Maxwelltown was formerly a burgh of barony and police burgh in the county of Kirkcudbrightshire in south west Scotland. In 1929 Maxwelltown was merged with Dumfries. Map ref. Maxwelltown lies to the west of the River Nith. The river was formerly the boundary of Kirkcudbrightshire and Dumfriesshire. Maxwelltown was a hamlet known as Bridgend up until 1810, in which year it was erected into a burgh of barony under its present name.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyKirkcudbrightshire
OS GridNX9675
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway

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

Maxwelltown, town and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Troqueer par., and police burgh, partly also in Terregles par., Kirkcudbright - par., pop. 2070; town, pop. 4455; police burgh, pop. 4576; the town is included in the parliamentary burgh of Dumfries, with which Maxwelltown is connected by bridges over the Nith. Maxwelltown (previous to 1810 called Bridgend) has tweed mills, grain mills, saw mills, a dyework, nursery grounds, &c. In S. vicinity, on Corbelly Hill, are an observatory (with museum) and the convent and church (1881-1884) of the Immaculate Conception.

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