Black Water Covenanters

Black WaterThe Black Water © Chris Wimbush and licensed for reuse.

According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book, the glen of the Black Water in Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, was a refuge for the Covenanters:

‘Running W. to its junction with the Water of Ken A considerable stream or burn having its rise out of Loch Trostan, and running in a Westerly direction passing thro’ “Black Water Bridge” from which to its conflux with the Water of Ken, it sides are very precipitous and afforded some hiding places for the persecuted presbyterians, during the period of the persecutions in the 17[th] century.’

Chapel Linn on the Black Water DalryThe Chapel Linn on the Black Water © J Taylor and licensed for reuse.

The Chapel Linn, probably named by association with the Covenanters, sits on the course of the Black Water.

Map of the Chapel Linn and Black Water

For more on the Covenanters of Dalry parish, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on November 10, 2014.

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