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OS1/1/30/50

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BOAT OF HATTON Boat of Hatton
Boat of Hatton
Boat of Hatton
Mr. William Warrack, Factor Fintray
Mr. David Milne, Teacher Fintray
Valuation Roll 1864-5
065 A farmsteading, with offices and garden attached, situated close to the river Don, at which previous to the construction of the Great North of Scotland Railway, was a ferryboat - hence the name. Property of Sir William Forbes, Bart. [Baronet].
GALLOW HILL Gallow Hill
Gallow Hill
Gallow Hill
Mr. William Warrack
Mr. David Milne
Mr. John Cumming, Merchant, Fintray
065 A small wooded Knoll situated north of, and close to Boat of Hatton farmsteading. When the proprietors of the barony held the power of life and death in their hands, it was on this spot that criminals were executed. A skull was found here by the farmer during the construction of a road round the base of the Knoll to give easier access to the adjoining fields. Property of Sir William Forbes, Bart. [Baronet].
EGYPTIAN POT Egyptian Pot
Egyptian Pot
Egyptian Pot
Mr. William Warrack
Mr. David Milne
Mr. John Cumming
065 Originally a deep pool, but now filled in and containing no water except during floods, when the waters of the river Don sometimes reach it. Used in connection with Gallow Hill for the execution of criminals and to test the guilt or innocence of supposed witches. Situated west of Boat of Hatton Farm and near the junction of a small stream with the river Don.

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