GLENCAPLE-QUAY, a village, in the parish of Caerlaverock, county of Dumfries, 4½ miles (S. S. E.) from Dumfries; containing 268 inhabitants. The village is situated on the eastern bank of the Nith, and has a small harbour, of which the water is twelve feet deep at spring tides. Vessels bound for Dumfries, to which town this port is subsidiary, unload here when unable, from their burthen, to reach the place of their destination; and much employment is afforded to the male population, as carriers, in consequence. A road from the village runs in a northern direction, and partly along the shore, to Dumfries. A short distance hence, close by the river, was a cell or chapel, dedicated to St. Columba; and near it is a well, where persons who drank of its water usually deposited alms.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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