SANQUHAR , a royal and
See also:police burgh of
See also:Dumfriesshire, Scotland . Pop . (1901) 1379 . It is situated on the Nith, 26 m . N.W. of Dumfries by the
See also:Glasgow & South-Western railway . It became a burgh of
See also:barony in 1484 and a royal burgh in 1596, and was the scene of the
See also:exhibition of the
See also:Covenanters' Declaration, attached to the market
See also:cross in 168o by
See also:Cameron and in 1685 by
See also:Renwick . The
See also:industries include
See also:mining and the making of bricks and tiles, spades and shovels . The coal-
See also:field, measuring 7 M. long by 22 M. broad, is the most extensive in the
See also:shire and is the
See also:main source of supply for Dumfries and other towns . The
See also:cattle and
See also:sheep fairs are important, and an agricultural show is held every May . Sanquhar
See also:Castle, on a
See also:hill overlooking the Nith, once belonged to the Crichtons, ancestors of the
See also:marquess of Bute, but is now a ruin . Eliock
See also:House, in the
See also:parish, was the birthplace of James (" the Admirable ")
See also:Crichton in 156o .
JACOPO SANNAZARO (1458-1530)
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