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Medwin 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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Medwin, a troutful rivulet of the Middle Ward of Lanarkshire, formed by the confluence of the North Medwin and the South Medwin at a point 1¼ mile SSE of Carnwath village, and winding 1¾ mile westward along the boundary between Carnwath and Libberton parishes to the Clyde. The North Medwin, formed by the confluence of Dry and Greenfield Burns, runs 6½ miles south-south-westward, chiefly within Carnwath parish, but partly along the Dunsyre boundary. The South Medwin, rising at an altitude of 1230 feet, runs 133/8 miles south-by-eastward and west-south-westward, chiefly along the boundary between Dunsyre and Carnwath parishes on the right, and Linton, Dolphinton, Walston, and Libberton parishes on the left. —Ord. Sur., shs. 24, 23, 1864-63.

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