Mossfennan is a wooded area part of the parish of Glenholm. There was once a peel tower at Mossfennan. Also near Mossfennan are the remains of a Bronze Age burial cairn. When the Talla Railway was built there was a spectacular overhead sheep crossing at Mossfennan which consisted of six concrete piers and a long ramps at right angles to the railway track.
Mossfennan appears in literature being referenced in an old Scottish ballad.
- 'The King rode round the Merecleuch Head,
- Wi' spotted hounds and spaniels three,
- Then lichted doun at Mossfennan Yett,
- A little below the Logan Lee.'
John Veitch also describes the locality in The Hart of Mossfennan
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