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Bladnoch, River

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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Bladenoch, a village and a river in Galloway. The village stands on the left bank of the river and the southern verge of Wigtown parish, 1¼ mile SW of Wigtown town; is included within Wigtown parliamentary burgh; and has a post office, and a large distillery, for which Messrs M `Clelland purchase annually between 20,000 and 30,000 bushels of barley- The river issues from Loch Maberry, on the Ayrshire border; winds about 20 miles S, SSE, and E, between Kirkcowan and Kirkinner parishes on its right bank, and Penninghame and Wigtown parishes on its left bank; passes into Wigtown Bay in the southern vicinity of Wigtown town; and traverses about 2 miles of foreshore eastward to a junction with the Wigtown Bay channel of the river Cree. Here, from the Wigtown Sands, about 500 acres have been reclaimed since 1839, at a cost of nearly £40,000. The Bladenoch waters contain trout and salmon, but yield no very great sport; the Tarff is chief of several tributaries.

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