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Black Devon


(South Devon)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Devon, Black or South, a small river of Fife and Clackmannanshire, rising on Outh Muir (900 feet) in the N of Dunfermline parish, 7 furlongs WSW of Dumglow, the highest of the Cleish Hills, and thence running 15¼ miles westward and south-westward through and along the borders of Saline and Clackmannan parishes, till it falls into the Forth, 1¼ mile SE of Alloa. It has very small volume in droughty seasons, most of its waters being then collected in dams or reservoirs for driving mills; it takes the name of Black Devon from the gloomy appearance of its waters; and it contains some pike and little trout.—Ord. Sur., shs. 40,39,1867-69.

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