List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
QUAIR WATER Quair Water This seems now the universal spelling but all the other graphical variations quoted in the general description of the Parish (Page 1) apply equally to the name of the Water 017 ; 018 [Situation] Flows into the Tweed abou 7½ Miles below Peebles.
Quair Water is a considerable affluent of the Tweed - having its rise near Dunrig on the N.E. [North East] slope of the mountain range separating the vallies of the Tweed and Yarrow - & passing through the Glen & about 200 yards west of Traquair Church discharges itself into the Tweed immediately below Traquair House. - In addition to the temporary bridges thrown across for the accomodation of the sheep in the higher parts of its course, it is spanned by three stone bridges of one arch each.

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