The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A market-town of Dumfriesshire, consisting for the most part of the High Street, 5 m. S. of Lockerbie, on the main road to Carlisle, 16 m. to the S.; noted as the birth and burial place of Thomas Carlyle.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ecclefechan'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/ecclefechan.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.