Place:Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Alt namesEaglais Fheicheinsource: Gaelic form from Wikipedia
Coordinates55.05°N 3.283°W
Located inDumfriesshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoHoddom, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandparish in which Ecclefechan was located until 1975
Dumfries and Galloway Region, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

From the Gazetteer for Scotland:

"A village of Annandale in Dumfries and Galloway, Ecclefechan lies in the valley of the Mein Water, a tributary of the River Annan, 5 miles (8 km) north of Annan and 8 miles (14 km) north of the English border. Of early origin, the settlement developed on either side of the main road from Carlisle to Glasgow and established its own markets and fairs. Although it is now bypassed by the A74 it retains its linear form. The Arched House, birthplace of the historian and social reformer Thomas Carlyle (1795- 1881), has been maintained by the National Trust for Scotland since 1936. Carlyle is buried in the local churchyard where the grave of Archibald Arnott (1772 - 1855), Napoleon's doctor on St Helena, can also be found."

Until 1975 Ecclefechan was located in the parish of Hoddom in the former County of Dumfries or Dumfriesshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Ecclefechan.

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