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Bradshaw’s Guide

Castle Douglas

This is a town of growing importance with a population of 2,259, and situated about a mile and a half to the south of Carlingwark Loch, a large sheet of water, abounding with perch, &c. It has also several small well-wooded islands. Thrieve Castle, formerly belonging to the Douglasses, is situate a Utile to the west of the town, on a little island in the Dee. Its remains date from the fourteenth century.

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