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Creebridge, Kirkcudbrightshire

Historical Description

CREEBRIDGE, a village, in the parish of MINNIGAFF, stewartry of KIRKCUDBRIGHT, a short distance (E.) from Newton-Stewart; containing 262 inhabitants. This place consists of a street of good houses, lately built near a bridge over the Cree, and about a quarter of a mile below the village of Minnigaff. The bridge, from which it takes its name, is a handsome structure of granite, of five arches, connecting the village with the town of Newton-Stewart. The Cree rises on the border of Ayrshire, and for several miles of its course is inconsiderable, but, increased by tributary streams, it changes its appearance, and pursuing its way through a beautiful valley, empties itself into the bay of Wigtown. It is navigable for some miles.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis