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MERSE (District) Merse (District) Fullerton's Gazetteer of Scotland
Chalmers Caledonia
New Statistical Account of Berwickshire
It is not easy to say what had been the exact boundaries & extent of the three divisions, now almost obsolete. For the purposes of agricultural enquiry the whole Coun [Country] may be very Conveniently Considered under two Districts, the "Merse" & "Lammermoor", the former including all the Comparatively low land along Tweed, Whiteadder, Blackadder & Eye; and the latter Comprehending Lauderdale along the more eastern hilly Country peculiarly Called Lammermoor -- According to the general divisions of the Countr [Country] just painted out, the Merse designates the lower ground from Tweed up the cultivated slopes of the Southern range of the Lammermoorhills including the western parishes of Nenthorn & Merton & forming the larges [largest] piece of compact level ground - diversified only by a few gentle undulations to be found in Scotland -- Mr. Blackadder estimates this division to Cont [Contain] 100,226 acres -- The whole remainder of the county - with a small exception is therefore to be considered as forming the Lammermoor, & according to th [the] Same authority Contains 185,214 acres

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