Kinnel Water

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Kinnel Water, a troutful stream of Annandale, Dumfriesshire. Rising near the Lanarkshire boundary, within 2 furlongs of a head-stream of the Clyde, and 2½ miles N of the summit of Queensberry, it thence runs 20½ miles south-south-eastward, through or along the borders of Kirkpatrick-Juxta, Johnstone, Kirkmichael, and Lochmaben parishes, till, after a total descent of 1320 feet, it falls into the Annan at a point 13/8 mile NE of Lochmaben town. It traverses successively a glen, a defile, and a fertile strath, finely embellished with culture and wood; is specially picturesque above and below St Ann's Bridge, adjacent to the demesne of Raehills; and receives, in its progress, Lochan Burn, Ae Water, and some minor streams.Ord. Sur., shs. 16, 10, 1864.

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