Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Maxwelltown

Maxwelltown, town and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Troqueer par., and police burgh, partly also in Terregles par., Kirkcudbright - par., pop. 2070; town, pop. 4455; police burgh, pop. 4576; the town is included in the parliamentary burgh of Dumfries, with which Maxwelltown is connected by bridges over the Nith. Maxwelltown (previous to 1810 called Bridgend) has tweed mills, grain mills, saw mills, a dyework, nursery grounds, &c. In S. vicinity, on Corbelly Hill, are an observatory (with museum) and the convent and church (1881-1884) of the Immaculate Conception.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "town and quoad sacra parish with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Kirkcudbrightshire ScoCnty
Place: Maxwelltown

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