List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
WHITEADDER WATER Whiteadder Water James Aitchison Abbey St. Bathans
Revd [Reverend] Davison Abbey St. Bathans
Peter Donaldson, Elemford.
017 A river or as it is termed water which takes its rise in the Lammermoor hills in Haddington shire, at a place called White Well, & flowing in a S [South] Easterly direction empties itself into the Tweed a little S [South] W [West] of Berwick --

This river or Water, rises in one of the wildest districts in the South of Scotland; and, in its course passes through varied Scenery - sometimes through Haughs, but generally (in the hilly Country) 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, moutainous Country, entering the beautiful Valley in which the Tweed runs -- The richest fields succeed the barren waste; Woodlands, orchards and highly cultivated 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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Parish of Chirnside -- W Beatty

[signed] R. Burnaby [Richard Burnaby]
Captn RE [Captain Royal Engineers]
27 Oct 1856 [27 October 1856]

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