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Glen, Northumberland

Historical Description

Glen, The, a stream of Northumberland. It rises on Cocklaw mountain on the borders of Scotland, has most of its course among the Cheviots, partly in Scotland, partly in— Northumberland, bears in its upper parts the names of College Burn and Bowmount Water, and runs altogether about 14 miles southward to the Till at Flodden. It has a rapid current subject to high freshets, is noted for both the abundance and, the excellence of its trout, and gives name to the district and ward of Glendale. Pauliuus, the Culdee missionary to the-Northumbrians, is recorded to have spent thirty days in. doing little else than baptising converts in ita waters; and King Arthur is alleged to have gained a victory over the-Saxons near its banks.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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