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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
FAIRY HILLOCK Fairy Hillock
Fairy Hillock
Fairy Hillock
Revd. Dr. [Reverend Doctor] Pratt.
Mr. Murray.
Mr. Thomas Logan. Midmill
031 About two hundred yards north from the points of confluence, and immediatly westward from the farmhouse of Midmill, is the Fairy Hillock, an abrupt eminence, thought by some to be partly artificial. There can be little doubt but that it was a place of some note in those remote ages, of which the history is lost. There is a local tradition, that a crofter, about the middle of the last century, when digging for the foundations of a cottage on the western slope, came upon one or more of those subterranean structures known as Picts' Houses. Extract from Pratt's. Buchan page 44.
WITCHES' POT Witches' Pot
Witches' Pot
Witches' Pot
Revd. Dr. [Reverend Doctor] Pratt.
Mr. Murray.
Mr. Thomas Logan. Midmillll
031 This name is applied to a deep pool in the water of Cruden, situated near Upper Mill, and on the south side of the Fairy Hillock. Tradition says that this was the pool in which the witches were drowned in olden times.

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