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Cargenbrig is a clachan locatit in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. It is soothwast o Dumfries.[1]

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.[2] Cargen itsel cuid be fae sundry Cumbric roots. It micht be a compund o cajr 'enclosed, defensible site'[3]:49 an ane o the follaein wirds, whilk maist likely refer tae an arelier name fur Cargen Water:[3]:52

  • gein[d] (from earlier can[d]) 'white; bricht, clear'[3]:58
  • geint (from arelier cant) 'a corner, an oblique angle; march'[3]:58-59
  • gę:n (from earlier cẹin) 'caller'.[3]:69
  • gejn (from earlier ceμ-) 'rigg'[3]:71

On the ither haun, it micht be fae the root carreg 'a stane, a stany bit' + the suffix -an[3]:64 or Gaelic carraigín 'wee stane'.[3]:64[4]:58

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.[5] In 1962, it is recordit that the population quadrupled follaein the biggin o 36 new local authority hooses.[6]: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.[6]:305

Curriestanes cursus, a muckle Neolithic biggin noo anely tae be seen as a crop merk, sits jist abuinthe clachan.[7] It is, alang wi Pict's Knowe, ane o twa scheduled monuments in Troqueer parish.[8]

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.[9]:307 It wis designed by Eric W. Hall.[10]:160 The auld Drumsleet schuil became a community centre.[6]:308 In 1962 the primary schuil had three dominies an 80 scholars an the secondary schuil had 14 dominies an 144 scholars.[9]:307 The secondary schuil wis shut atween September 1982 and September 1984.[11] The current Cargenbrig Primary schuil biggin wis apened in 2009.[12]:6

Coordinates: 55°03′23″N 3°38′26″W / 55.0563°N 3.6405°W / 55.0563; -3.6405

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Cargenbridge: Overview". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 14 Mairch 2018.
  2. "E106/20/2/33 | ScotlandsPlaces". scotlandsplaces.gov.uk (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  3. a b c d e f g h James, Alan G. (2020). The Brittonic Language in the Old North: A Guide to the Place-Name Evidence (PDF). Volume 2: Guide to the Elements. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 14 Juin 2020.
  4. Maxwell, Herbert (1991) [1930]. The Place Names of Galloway: Their Origin & Meaning Considered. Wigtown: G. C. Book Publishers Ltd. p. 258. ISBN 1872350305.
  5. "OS1/20/70/56 | ScotlandsPlaces". scotlandsplaces.gov.uk (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 7 August 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  6. a b c Mangles, J. L. (1962). "The Parish of Troqueer (Landward)". In Laird, John; Ramsay, D. G.; Arnott, M. C. (eds.). The Third Statistical Account of Scotland: The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and The County of Wigtown. Glasgow: Collins (published 1965). pp. 305–308.
  7. "Curriestanes | Canmore". canmore.org.uk (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 17 November 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  8. "Curriestanes,cursus E of (SM5738)". portal.historicenvironment.scot. Archived frae the original on 3 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  9. a b Mangles, J. L. (1965). "The Parish of Troqueer (Landward)". In Laird, John; Ramsay, D. G.; Arnott, M. C. (eds.). The Third Statistical Account of Scotland: The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and The County of Wigtown. Glasgow: Collins. pp. 305–308.
  10. Gifford, John (2002) [1996]. Dumfries and Galloway. Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of Scotland. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300096712.
  11. "Primary And Secondary Schools - Hansard". hansard.parliament.uk. Archived frae the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  12. Cargenbridge Primary School: School Handbook (PDF). 2019. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 6 August 2020.