Kinnel Watter

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Kinnel Watter
The Kinnel Watter, heidin sooth taewart the River Annan
Main sourceOn the soothern edge o the Lowther Hills
55°18′56″N 3°35′35″W / 55.31556°N 3.59306°W / 55.31556; -3.59306
River moothNor'east o Lochmaben in the River Annan
55°8′20″N 3°24′56″W / 55.13889°N 3.41556°W / 55.13889; -3.41556Coordinates: 55°8′20″N 3°24′56″W / 55.13889°N 3.41556°W / 55.13889; -3.41556
Pheesical chairacteristics
Lenth32 km (20 mi)[1]

The Kinnel Watter is a river in the Scots cooncil aurie o Dumfries an Gallowa, in the shire o Dumfriesshire.[1][2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Kinnel Water rises on the soothren edge o the Lowther Hills aroond 1.25 mile north o the tap o Queensberry near the mairch wi the neebourin cooncil aurie o Sooth Lanrikshire. A soorce river flowes fae the River Clyde, that flowes tae the nor'wast, at a distance o aroond quarter mile. Efter its upper coorse mainly follaes a sooth-eastren direction throu a hilly laundskip, its coorse taks a soothren direction efter aboot 5.5 mile. For a wheen o miles, the A701 road rins lairgely parallel til the left bank afore crossin the river. Efter its unnerflowe haes led the Kinnel Water throu a innerly laund that it flowes aroond twa kilometres nor'east o Lochmaben in the River Annan, that eventually tuimt intil the Erse Sea via the Solway Firth. Wi a tot lenth o aroond 20 mile, the river owercomes a heicht o 1,302 fit.[2][1]

A rowth o streams flowes intil the Kinnel Watter on its course, bit it haes nae signeeficant infaws ither nor the Watter o Ae that flowes intae Templand. The Kinnel Watter rins throu a sparse populatit aurie, sae that it affects no mony touns, o whit Templand is the maist populous.

Structurs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Kinnel Brig spangs the river near Templand an is pertectit as a Categorie A moniment. The three-airch stane brig wis built in 1723 an wis wauxit aroond 100 year later.[3] In Templand, the river passes throu the leetit fermtoun Ross Mains an aw.[4] Neist is upriver wi Raehills House, a big hoose o the Yerl o Annandale an Hartfell near the richt bank.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c Eintrag im Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. a b Kinnel Water in: F. H. Groome: Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical., Grange Publishing, Edinburgh, 1885.
  3. Historic Environment Scotland. "Kinnel Bridge  (Category A) (LB9950)". Retrieved 20 Mairch 2019.
  4. Historic Environment Scotland. "Ross Mains  (Category A) (LB10353)". Retrieved 20 Mairch 2019.
  5. Historic Environment Scotland. "Raehills House  (Category A) (LB9898)". Retrieved 20 Mairch 2019.