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Ewesdale


(Ewes Valley)

The valley of the Ewes Water in NE Dumfries and Galloway, Ewesdale (or the Ewes Valley) extends north from Langholm for 10 miles (16 km) towards the boundary with the Scottish Borders. The valley was occupied by the Armstrongs, Elliots, Littles and Scotts, but largely became the property of the Duke of Buccleuch in 1643. For many years it was known for its several corn mills. The A7 Trunk Road, which proceeds through the valley from Langholm to Hawick, was built c.1763 at the initiative of Sir William Pulteney (1729 - 1805).


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