Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Calder, South

Calder, South, a small river rising on moors contiguous to Linlithgowshire, 2 miles ENE of Shotts Ironworks. Thence it runs about 11 miles W by S along the boundary between Shotts and Bothwell parishes on the right, and Cambusnethan and Dalziel parishes on the left; and falls into the Clyde 1¼ mile above Bothwell Bridge. Its vale displays much beauty, both natural and artificial; and its waters contain trout, but offer no high attraction to the angler. A viaduct of the Caledonian railway crosses it ¾ mile N of Motherwell, and is a grand, long, lofty, stone structure of 1857. Another viaduct, at present on the main line of the Caledonian railway, but originally erected for the Wishaw and Coltness railway, stands a short distance higher up, and is a gaunt, slender, wooden pile, resting on tall stone piers. See also Bothwell.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31,1867.

(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: West Lothian ScoCnty

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