Duneaton Water

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Duneaton Water, a stream of the upper ward of Lanarkshire, rising on the SE slope of Cairntable (1944 feet) at an altitude of 1550. Thence it winds 19 miles east-by-northward, partly on the boundary between Douglas and Crawfordjohn, but chiefly through the interior of the latter parish, till, after a total descent of 800 feet, it falls into the Clyde at a point 1 ¾ mile below Abington. It receives so many little affluents, that over the last 4 or 5 miles of its course it has an average width of 40 feet; it is frequently swept by freshets, overflowing alluvial lands on its banks; it occasionally changes portions of its channel and lines of its fords; and it is an excellent trouting stream.—Ord. Sur., sh. 15, 1864.

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