NY1974 : Ecclefechan

taken 4 years ago, near to Ecclefechan, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Ecclefechan
Ecclefechan
Ecclefechan is a small village in the south of Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway..
The name Ecclefechan is derived from the Brythonic for "small church" (cognate with Welsh eglwys meaning church and bychan meaning small, which has the form fechan following a feminine noun). After Gaelic later spread in the area, the belief arose that the name derived from the 7th century St Féchín of Fore. A suggestion that Ecclefechan lay within the early middle age kingdom of Rheged is based on an outdated and now widely rejected idea that Rheged comprised the lands of Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway and also presumes that Ecclefechan existed as a settlement in those times (c.500-600s). The location of Rheged remains a mystery..
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The village is known as "Fechan" to the local residents.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Village 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 1967 7435 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.4268N 3:15.5456W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 20188 73710
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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