Record

CodeNA6712
Datesc1296-1975
Person NameRoyal Burgh of Lochmaben; c1296-1975
ActivityLochmaben, Dumfriesshire, is thought to have been founded by Robert the Bruce, and later went through some changes of overlord before reverting to the Crown when the main line of the earls of Douglas died out in 1440. By 1447 it appears to have been recognised as a royal burgh.The first extant charter of confirmation is from James VI in 1612. In the 19th century the burgh was governed by a provost, baillie, dean of guild, treasurer and 5 councillors
Manufacture of linen cloth was important in 19th century along with weaving.
Situated in Annandale, Dumfries-shire. National Grid Reference NY0882
A town, until 1975 in the county of Dumfries and a royal burgh until 1975. A police burgh from 1858. A small burgh from 1930 until 1975. Burghal status abolished under Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
Lochmaben united with Annan, Dumfries, Sanquhar and Kirkcudbright to return one MP to the British parliament
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Lochmaben
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