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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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Beattock, a station in Kirkpatrick Juxta parish, Dumfriesshire, on the Caledonian, 33¾ miles SSE of Carstairs Junction, and 2 miles SSW of Moffat, with which it communicates by omnibus, and with which, according to a Bill now (1881) before Parliament, it is to be connected by a branch line, 15/8 mile long (capital £16,000 in £10 shares). Situated in the vale of Evan Water, which is also traversed by the Glasgow and Carlisle highroad, it has in its vicinity Beattock Hill (851 feet), the Beattock Bridge hotel (where a great sale of Cheviot rams is held on the day before Moffat September tup fair), Beattock House, and Craigielands village, with a post office under Moffat.

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