List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
WHITEADDER WATER Whiteadder Water James Aitchison
Peter Donaldson
Rev. [Reverend] Thomas Durson Abbey St Bathans
A river, or as it is termed "Water" which takes its rise in the Lammermoor hills in Haddingtonshire at a place called Whitewell & flowing in a S. [South] East direction empties itself into the Tweed a little S.W. [South West] of Berwick upon Tweed. This river or Water rises in one of the wildest districts in the south of Scotland, & in its course passes through scenery, sometimes through flat Haughs but frequently through places where the hills close in so as to narrow the valley almost to the bed of the river.
At Preston Mill Haugh the river escapes from the wild rocky mountainous Country, entering the beautiful valley in which the Tweed runs. The richest fields succeed the barren waste; woodlands & orchards highly cultivated fields or grounds bespeak wealth & comfort. The river itself partakes of the character of the country, running in gentle streams over a pebbly bed, alternating with long reaches of still water.

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