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Lochmaben, Dumfries and Galloway

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Lochmaben, Dumfries and Galloway

Lochmaben is a small town in Scotland, and site of a once-important castle. It lies four miles west of Lockerbie, in Dumfries and Galloway.
Post townLockerbie
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNY0882
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

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

Lochmaben, parl. and royal burgh, and par. with ry. sta., near river Annan, in co. and 10 miles NE. of Dumfries - par., 10,813 ac., pop. 2816; parl. burgh, pop. 1216; royal burgh, pop. 1539; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Monday. Lochmaben is environed by lochs, of which there are around it no less than 7. On a peninsula in Castle Loch are the ruins of Lochmaben Castle, the ancestral residence of the Bruces, under whom the town was anciently one of the most important on the Border. Lochmaben has some mfrs. of stockings and shirts. It forms one of the Dumfries District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

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