Lochmaben  Dumfries Shire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Lochmaben like this:

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.

Lochmaben through time

Lochmaben is now part of Dumfries and Galloway district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dumfries and Galloway has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lochmaben itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lochmaben, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st July 2019

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