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County of Renfrew
Parish of Eaglesham

The highest part of the Village is about 800 feet above the Sealevel;
the best arable lands from 500 to 800. With the exception of
Misty Law in Lochwinnoch, the above are the highest hills in
the county.
The Earnwater is a considerable stream on the north-west of the parish,
falling into the Cart at a house called St Helena; as it stands
on a sort of island formed by the junction of the two waters,
and a mill lead that joins them together. The Kevoch burn, near
the centre of the parish, is also a considerable stream. The parish
abounds everywhere in excellent springs. Two of these are mineral.
One at Munzie Hill, on the South Side of the parish, is slightly laxative;
the other, at Bonninton, on the north Side, has long been famous for
the cure of muir-ill in cattle. The most striking feature in the
hydrography of this parish is the great extent of ground covered
by reservoirs for the Supply of the mills at Eaglesham, Busby, Fenwick,
etc. Upwards of 237 acres are thus permanently inundated. There are no
less than three lochs at Picket Law; a fourth on the lands of Dunnan,
Greenfield, Braehead & Holehall; a fifth on the lands of Dunnan,
Blackwood, and Blackwood Hills; and a sixth at Binend. The
extent of ground covered by each is as follows:

1. Picket Law and Kirkton Reservoirs 26--------3---------6
2. Dunnan. Greenfield. etc Reservoir 64--------1--------36
3. Dunwan. Blackwood, etc Reservoir 96--------0--------31
4. Binend Loch. 50--------0----------7
Total 237--------2----------0

These measurements do not contain the portion belonging to the
Marquis of Hastings.
The Torburn and Thriepland burn join at Millhouse dam, after which their
combined waters form the White Cart.
A little below Craigenfeich, at Allerton farm, limestone is seen in
the bed of the Cart. After disappearing for some time it appears again a
quarter of a mile above Nethercraig bridge. The whin comes in again
at Hole, and at the bridge on the road between Eaglesham and East
Kilbride. The Cheif messuage was the Castle of Punoon, or, as it is
sometimes written, Polnone or Polnoon, vulgarly pronounced Pownoon.
This barony seems all along to have remained in the quiet
possession of the Eglinton family. The Earls of Eglinton have Still

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