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WATER OF KEN Water of Ken
Water of Ken
Water of Ken
David McKie
James Smith
John McCaul
006; 010; 015 [Situation] Forming the boundary between the Parish of Kells & that of Dalry.
A considerable River of the district of GlenKens, taking its rise on [the] boundary of Ayrshire & Dumfrieshire and running chiefly in a Southerly direction to its conflux with the River Dee, at a place called the [Boat] of Rhone about 4 Miles below the Burgh of New Galloway. In its [Course] it receives several tributaries, but most of which are very inconsiderable, with the exception of Deugh or Carsphairn Water, (which joins it at the point of its touching the parish of Kells,) is of longer course than itself, rising in three heads [of] Waters in Ayrshire and draining in two main basins nearly the whole of the extensive parish of Carsphairn. The Ken about 3 Miles from its Source through the Northern extremity of Dalry it begins to be overall its extent the boundary line between Carsphairn & Kells on the West Dalry and Balmaclellan on the East. Its length whilst dividing these parishes is about 21 Miles, which is singularly rich in the landscape features, both of its immediate banks and of its Mountain basin, also of its [finny] inhabitants which Consists of Salmon, Trout, Perch, Eels & Pike, the latter is remarkable for their [large] Size. About 40 years ago One was Caught by the road in "Loch Ken" weighing 72 lb which its head was conserved in Kenmore Castle. -

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