Dalbeattie  Kirkcudbrightshire


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

Dalbeattie, town and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Urr par., S. Kirkcudbrightshire, 5¼ miles E. of Castle-Douglas, 106 SE. of Glasgow, 108 SW. of Edinburgh, and 339 NW. of London -- town, pop. 3865; quoad sacra par., 4140; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; stands on.D. Burn, about 1 mile from its influx to Urr Water, which is navigable for small craft up to the town, and for large vessels to Dub o' Hass, 5 miles S. ...

D. owes its prosperity chiefly to the neighbouring quarries of Craignair, which have furnished granite for the Liverpool Docks, the Thames Embankment, &c. It has extensive granite-polishing works, bone-mills and paper-mills, dyeworks, concrete works, and bobbin, saw, and flour mills.

Dalbeattie through time

Dalbeattie 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 Dalbeattie itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th August 2020

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