List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Meikle Craigwaughton
Meikle Craigwaughton
Meikle Craigwaughton
Meikle Craigwaughton
William Walker Esqr.
Mr. Robert Smith
Mr. William Galloway
Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister]
053 A precipitous Rocky Cliff the highest point of which is about 400 feet from the bed of the Stream at the bottom and about twice as many for a base, it is black and uninviting with whinstone rock projecting and in many places overhanging ready to tumble down. it with Little Craigwaughton forms one and the Same Cliff this being the highest it is called Meikle but there is no other difference both are equally Steep and rocky From the Village of Dalmellington along the Muick Water and Turnpike road to as far as Glenmuick House it is nothing more or less than a deep ravine deepening as you proceed from the village till you reach this point of the craig where your passage is nearly obstructed by the meeting of the two Cliffs viz this & Glen muich Craig or rather Craig of the Shores thence it becomes gradually Shallower and disappears at the above mentioned house or where the Stream leaves the road the property of the Honourable Colonel F. Macadam Cathcart

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