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Carsphairn Memorial

Carsphairn Memorial
UK Nat Inventory: Ref: 5879
Description: Cairn with stone of Remembrance on top.
The memorial is built of local stone.
Access Issues: No access problems bar busy road.
War(s) Commemorated: WWI, WWII.
Location: On the loop of A713/B729 junction before Carsphairn Village, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway.

The memorial lies just South of the village and was unveiled in 1923 by a distinguished native of the parish, Colonel Wm. H. Clark-Kennedy VC of Knockgray, who had served in the Canadian army.

Carsphairn (Gaelic: An Còrsa Feàrna) is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is located about half way between Dalmellington and St. John's Town of Dalry, on the A713 road.
The village has many features ranging from an ancient stone circle to a nuclear listening post, and includes local amenities such as a post office and an infant school.
Carsphairn was made an independent parish around 1627, prior to which it had been a part of the Parish of Dalry, and was created a Free Burgh in 1672 under a charter requested by Robert Grierson of Lag.
Industry now is mainly rural, but, historically, a significant mining industry existed, particularly of lead, following the discovery of significant quantities in 1837. By the mid 1850s the mine was producing 1000 tons annually. Mining continued in the area, with peak production between 1906-1914. Following the end of the First World War, the industry collapsed and by 1928 all lead mining operations had ceased.

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