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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
HANGMAN'S BRAE Hangman's Brae
Hangman's Brae
Hangman's Brae
Mr. Moir, Ardiffery.
Revd. Dr. [Reverend Doctor] Pratt.
Mr. Snell.
031 This name is applied to a very steep portion of the Aad Braes, and close to the Gallow Hill.
ARDIFFERY Ardiffery
Ardiffery
Ardiffery
Mr. Moir, Ardiffery.
Revd. Dr. [Reverend Doctor] Pratt.
Mr. Snell.
031 A very fine substantial farmsteading, situated between the Moat & Gallow Hills, on the south side, the property of James Gammel Esq. Edinbro' [Edinburgh].
GALLOWS HILL Gallow Hill Human bones found here
Gallow Hill Human bones found here
Gallow Hill Human bones found here
Revd. Dr. [Reverend Doctor] Pratt. Chapel Hill
Mr. Moir, Ardiffery.
Mr. Snell. Bridgend.
031 A small hill feature, situated a little north east of the farm of Ardiffery, there has been Several Skeletons (human) found here.
Dr. [Doctor] Pratt in his history of Buchan, page 42, says, About a quarter of a mile west of the Ph. [Parish] Church is the Gallow Hill, an eminence on the farm of Ardiffery, where, in feudal times, criminals were executed; and nearly opposite to this spot there is a deep pool in the water, where others were drowned.

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