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Locharbriggs, Dumfries and Galloway

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Locharbriggs, Dumfries and Galloway

Locharbriggs is a former village which has expanded greatly to become a major suburb of Dumfries. Its population in the 2001 census was 5,530 and it has further expanded since then. When added to the Dumfries figure of 31,790, the overall pupulation of the urban area approaches 40,000 rather than the 31k which is normally quoted. Locharbriggs is located 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Dumfries near the Lochen Water.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNX9980
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway

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

Locharbriggs, vil. with ry. sta., on Lochar Water, in co. and 2½ miles NE. of Dumfries, pop. 306.

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