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Ruthwell, Dumfries and Galloway

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Ruthwell, Dumfries and Galloway

Ruthwell is a village and parish on the Solway Firth between Dumfries and Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Ruthwell's most famous inhabitant was the Rev. Dr. Henry Duncan. He was a minister, author, antiquarian, geologist, publisher, philanthropist, artist and businessman. In 1810, Dr. Duncan opened the world's first commercial savings bank, paying interest on its investors' modest savings. The Savings Bank Museum tells the story of early home savings in Britain. In 1818, Dr.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNY0967
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01387

Other names by which Ruthwell, Dumfries and Galloway has been known in the past


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

Ruthwell, coast par., vil., and ry. sta., Dumfries-shire - par., 8693 ac., pop. 868; vil., 1½ mile SE. of sta. and 9 miles SE. of Dumfries; P.O.

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