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Springfield


Dumfries and Galloway

The Cottages, Springfield
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

The Cottages, Springfield

A small village in Dumfries and Galloway, Springfield lies on the right bank of the River Sark, immediately adjacent to the English border and a quarter-mile (0.4 km) east of Gretna Green. The village was established in 1791 when Sir William Maxwell of Springkell divided up one of his farms into small-holdings. The villagers often undertook weaving as well as tending their land.

Today, tourist and marriage-related facilities have spilled over from the better-known Gretna Green to Springfield, including the tourist information centre. Springfield benefits from a hotel, primary school, shop and post office.


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