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Kirkbean is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Population643 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceNX978592
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
EU PairlamentScotland
Leet o places
54°54′58″N 3°35′49″W / 54.916°N 3.597°W / 54.916; -3.597Coordinates: 54°54′58″N 3°35′49″W / 54.916°N 3.597°W / 54.916; -3.597
Kirkbean Kirk

Kirkbean is a smaw veelage an ceevil pairish on the Solway Firth, in the historical coonty o Kirkcoubrieshire in Dumfries an Gallowa In the 2001 census, the fower smaw veelages makkin up the pairish o Kirkbean hid an awthegither population o 643 people. The pairish includes an aw the clachan o Loaninfit.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The pairish wis the depairtur pynt for thoosands o Scots seekin a better life in the American an Australian colonys durn the late 18t and early 19t centurys. Convicts wis transportit an aw tae Australie fae here, makkin the pairish a rich soorce o genealogical history.

Kenspeckle residenters[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • John Paul Jones (1747-1792) - foonder o the Unitit States Navy, rear-admiral o the Navy o the Roushie Empire.
  • Jean Thurot (1755-1883) - son o François Thurot, a French naval commodore an kepper, wis buirit in Kirkbean buirial yaird.

Naitural heritage[eedit | eedit soorce]

The local strands an the bird-rich merse where a hantle o seabirds bide or ower-winter is a pairt o the naitural heritage o the pairish. Veesitors til the National Naitur Reserve on the faur side o the River Nith come tae watch the birds on the Carsethorn foreshore, afore conteenain til the naitur reserves at Soothick and Merseheid.

The veelage his an offeecial community wabsteid.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. KS01 Usual resident population, Kirkbean,, 21 Apryle 2001, archived frae the original on 19 Mey 2011, retrieved 25 September 2008
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  3. "Retrieved 28 September 2016". Archived frae the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2020.