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Lochar Moss
Lochar Moss
John Kirkpatrick
William Wilson
John Biggar
049; 050; 055; 056 [Situation] - To the E. [East] of this Plan - An extensive morass in the parishes of Dumfries, Cumberland, Tinwald,Torthorwald, and Ruthwell, it Stretches northward from the Solway Firth in a Stripe of 10 Miles in length and from 2 to 3 miles in breadth, and over its whole extent is nearly level, considerable portions of this morass is Reclaimed and Still a Reclaiming, it Supplies Dumfries and its locality with part of their fuel, Tradition asserts that this moss was originally covered with wood, next inundated by the Sea and navigable to nearly its head, and next choked up by the wreck of vegetation and the deposits of the Solway tide and thus transmuted into a morass, the people around this moss preserved the above Tradition as follows,
" First a wood, and then a Sea
"now a moss, and e're will be.

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