Green Lowther

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Lowther, Green, a mountain (2403 feet) in Crawford parish, Lanarkshire, 1 7/8 mile ESE of Wanlockhead and 8½ miles ENE of Sanquhar. Lowther Hill (2377 feet) rises 1 mile to the SW, at the meeting point with the Dumfriesshire parishes of Sanquhar and Durisdeer; and these two summits, occupying a chief place among the central masses of the Southern Highlands, give the name of Lowthers, as a general or comprehensive name, to the great range extending eastward across the S of Lanarkshire and the N of Dumfriesshire, to the southern borders of Peebles and Selkirk shires. Dr John Brown, in his Enterkin, has finely pictured their ` vast expanse covered with thick, short, tawny grass and moss,' and the graves of the suicides who used to be buried here.—Ord. Sur., sh. 15, 1864.

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