Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Devon, Black or South

Devon, Black or South, a small river of Fife and Clackmannanshire, rising on Outh Muir (900 feet) in the N of Dunfermline parish, 7 furlongs WSW of Dumglow, the highest of the Cleish Hills, and thence running 15¼ miles westward and south-westward through and along the borders of Saline and Clackmannan parishes, till it falls into the Forth, 1¼ mile SE of Alloa. It has very small volume in droughty seasons, most of its waters being then collected in dams or reservoirs for driving mills; it takes the name of Black Devon from the gloomy appearance of its waters; and it contains some pike and little trout.—Ord. Sur., shs. 40,39,1867-69.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a small river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Dunfermline ScoP       Clackmannanshire ScoCnty       Fife ScoCnty

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