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Eye Water

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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Eye, a small river of NE Berwickshire, rising on Monynut Edge at an altitude of 1260 feet above sea-level, and 2½ miles SW of Oldhamstocks village. Thence it winds 20 miles east-south-eastward and north-north-eastward, till it falls into the German Ocean at Eyemouth town. It traverses or bounds the parishes of Oldhamstocks, Cockburnspath, Abbey St Bathans, Coldingham, Ayton, and Eyemouth; receives, midway between Ayton and Eyemouth, the considerable tribute of Ale Water; traverses, for the most part, a narrow vale of pleasant aspect; is followed, along great part of its course, and frequently crossed and recrossed, by the North British railway; and abounds in trout of small size but excellent quality.—Ord. Sur., shs. 33, 34, 1863-64.

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