Old Photograph Church Lochmaben Scotland

Old photograph of the church in Lochmaben located four miles West of Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Rectangular Gothic church by James Thomson in 1820. This area has been inhabited since earliest times due to its strategic position on the routes from England to Scotland and Ireland. After the Roman departure from the area around Dumfries the locale had various forms of visit by Picts, Saxons, Scots and Danes. The Battle of Lochmaben Fair was fought on 22 July 1484: a force of 500 light horsemen led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas invaded Scotland, but were defeated. The town prospered and become a Royal Burgh in 1447, and a Royal Charter in 1579.

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