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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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Clovenfords, a small village in Caddonfoot quoad sacra parish, and in the Selkirkshire section of Stow parish, on the left bank of Caddon Water, 9 furlongs N of its influx to the Tweed, and 3¼ miles W of Galashiels. At it are a station on the Peebles and Galashiels section of the North British, a post office under Galashiels, an inn, and the Tweed vineries, a splendid establishment heated by 5 miles of hot-water pipes, and yielding yearly 15,000 lbs. of grapes. John Leyden was schoolmaster here in 1792; Scott often came hither in the fishing season; and Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy here passed the night of 18 Sept. 1 803.

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