Corsock

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Corsock village hall

Corsock is a village the historical county of Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is located 8 miles (13 km) north of Castle Douglas, and the same distance east of New Galloway, on the Urr Water.

Etymology[edit]

Corsock is a Cumbric name formed with the adjectival suffix -awg and either cors 'reeds, rushes, sedge' or crois 'cross'. If formed from cors it may have been an early name for the upper part of the Urr, meaning 'reedy place'. If formed from crois it would mean either 'place with a cross' or 'crossing place'.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Alan G. (2014). "Cumbric trev in Kyle, Carrick, Galloway and Dumfriesshire". Transactions of the Dumfries and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. 88. 31.
  • "Corsock". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2008-07-03.

Coordinates: 55°4′0.88″N 3°56′39.66″W / 55.0669111°N 3.9443500°W / 55.0669111; -3.9443500