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Troqueer

A southwestern district of Dumfries, which forms part of a former parish of the same name, Troqueer is located on the west bank of the River Nith. Along the river is the former Troqueer and Rosefield Mills, constructed in 1866 and 1885-89 respectively. These massive buildings were once some of the largest tweed mills in Scotland, but all had ceased production by 1930 and now lie derelict. The grandest is the Venetian Gothic Rosefield weaving sheds in brick and ornately carved red sandstone. Also overlooking the Nith are the Motte of Troqueer, the remains of a 12th motte-and-bailey castle, and the Gothic Troqueer Parish Church, which dates from 1771 but was remodelled in 1888. The latter is surrounded by a substantial burial ground.


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