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Heston, Kirkcudbrightshire

Historical Description

HESTON, an isle, in the parish of Rerwick, stewartry of Kirkcudbright. It is a small island, situated at the mouth of the river Urr, which discharges itself into the Solway Firth. Standing high out of the water, it affords good shelter to Auchencairn bay, where is a safe and commodious anchorage for small shipping. The island is of smooth surface, and pastures sheep.

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