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ECCLESFECHAN, a prosperous village in the parish of Hoddam, Annandale, Dumfries-shire. It stands 16 miles east of Dumfries, on the great mail-road from London to Glasgow. A general monthly market is held here; and also a weekly market, during winter, for the sale of pork. The chief support of the village is the manufacture of ginghams. There are carriers once a fortnight to Edinburgh, and periodically or occasionally to Dumfries, Carlisle, Annan, and other towns. Here are a meeting-house of the United Secession, 3 schools, a public reading-room, and 4 inns.