In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ruthwell like this:
Ruthwell, coast par., vil., and ry. sta., Dumfries-shire - par., 8693 ac., pop. 868; vil., 1½ mile SE. of sta. and 9 miles SE. of Dumfries; P.O.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Ruthwell has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Dumfries and Galloway. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Ruthwell and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ruthwell, in Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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