Johnstonebridge

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Johnstonebridge is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.[1]

It is roughly halfway between Moffat and Lockerbie, and lies on the A74(M) motorway. The Annandale Water Services on the motorway are in Johnstonebridge; prior to the construction of the motorway there were services on the old A74 road there, one to serve each direction of the road. As with most of Annandale, the area is largely devoted to farming.

It was named after the prominent local landowning family, the Johnstones, who caused a bridge to be built there over the River Annan.[2]

The village of Newton Wamphray lies nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 78 Nithsdale & Annandale (Sanquhar & Moffat) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319229590. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Places: Johnstonebridge". www.scottish-places.info. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 


Coordinates: 55°12′50″N 3°25′01″W / 55.214°N 3.417°W / 55.214; -3.417