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Torthorwald, Dumfries and Galloway

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Torthorwald, Dumfries and Galloway

Torthorwald is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is located 6 kilometres east of Dumfries on the A709 road to Lochmaben. The area was the property of the de Torthorwald family until the end of the 13th century, when the estate passed by marriage to the Kirkpatricks. In 1418, William de Carleil married the Kirkpatrick heiress. He may have been the builder of Torthorwald Castle, which was erected around this time, possibly on top of an earlier a motte.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNY0378
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway

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

Torthorwald, par. and vil., Dumfriesshire - par., 6831 ac., pop. 990; vil., 4 miles NE. of Dumfries; P.O.; the ruin of Torthorwald Tower is in vicinity.

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