Crawickbridge and Crawickmill, Dumfriesshire

Historical Description

CRAWICKBRIDGE and CRAWICKMILL, villages, in the parish of SANQUHAR, county of DUMFRIES, 1 mile (N. N. W.) from Sanquhar; the one containing 71, and the other 144 inhabitants. These places are situated on the beautiful stream of the Crawick, which separates the parish from Kirkconnel, and, after a south-west course of about nine miles, falls into the Nith near the manse of Sanquhar. At Crawickmill is an extensive carpet manufactory, in which upwards of a hundred persons are employed in the various processes of dyeing, spinning, and weaving the materials.

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