Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]
Cargenbrig taks its name fae a brig ower the Cargen Water. The name gans back tae at least 1753, whan 'Cargen bridge croft' is recordit in the Kirkcudbrightshire land tax roll. Cargen itsel cuid be fae sundry Cumbric roots. It micht be a compund o cajr 'enclosed, defensible site':49 an ane o the follaein wirds, whilk maist likely refer tae an arelier name fur Cargen Water::52
- gein[d] (from earlier can[d]) 'white; bricht, clear':58
- geint (from arelier cant) 'a corner, an oblique angle; march':58-59
- gę:n (from earlier cẹin) 'caller'.:69
- gejn (from earlier ceμ-) 'rigg':71
Historie[eedit | eedit soorce]
Cargenbridge is recordit as a 'village' in 1848 in the entry fur 'Cargen Bridge Smithy' in the Ordnance Survey Name Book. In 1962, it is recordit that the population quadrupled follaein the biggin o 36 new local authority hooses.:307-308
Despite bein nar tae Dumfries, Cargenbrig steyed in Kirkcudbrightshire whan pairt o Troqueer parish wis taken intae Dumfriesshire as pairt o the jynin o the burghs o Dumfries an Maxwelltoun. The extension o the marches o the coonty o Dumfriesshire ower the River Nith didnae come as far as Cargenbrig.:305
Schuilin[eedit | eedit soorce]
The areliest schuil nar Cargenbridge was Doweel schuil, apened at the stert o the echteent century. The Rev. William Somervell (died 1698), meenister o Troqueer parish, left siller tae stert the schuil. Thon became Drumsleet, a twa-dominie schuil. Baith Drumsleet an the ane-dominie Whinnyhill schuil wir made redundant in 1959 whan Cargenbrig secondary and primary schuil apened. The biggin, described in 1962 as a "very modern school", wis apened in October by the Earl of Galloway.:307 It wis designed by Eric W. Hall.:160 The auld Drumsleet schuil became a community centre.:308 In 1962 the primary schuil had three dominies an 80 scholars an the secondary schuil had 14 dominies an 144 scholars.:307 The secondary schuil wis shut atween September 1982 and September 1984. The current Cargenbrig Primary schuil biggin wis apened in 2009.:6
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
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