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Ayrshire volume 21

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/3/21/1 DALMELLINGTON [parish] Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Johnston's County Map Statistical Account (1842) Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847) Wyllie's Ayrshire Streams County Voters' List 040 ; 046 ; 047 ; 052 ; 053 The name of Dalmellington has been variously derived. In the first Statistical Acct [Account] and traditionally it is said to be corruption of Dame Helen's town "from a lady of rank of the name of Helen, who built a castle near the place." The parish of Dalmellington is about ten miles long and on an average fully three miles broad. It is seperated on the South & South West by the loch and river of Doon from the ph [parish] of Straiton, Dalrymple on the West Ochiltree on the North and New Cumnock and Carsphairn on the east. The only flat land in the ph [parish] extends from the village along the Doon Valley for about three miles, averaging 3/4 of a mile in breadth. There are several mountain passes in the ph [parish] of great depth and grandeur - the well-known "Craigs of Ness" is the deepest and wildest. There are two lochs in the ph [parish] - Loch Muick and Bogton Loch. The parish is chiefly pastoral the greater part of the land being incapable of profitable cultivation. Coal has been wrought in this ph [parish] and the field of that valuable commodity is understood to be extensive. Iron Works have been erected upon a large scale. Dalmellington is a place of some antiquity and though a mere village in point of size and population has long been a burgh of barony. [Continued]
OS1/3/21/1 Parish of Dalmellington -- [Page] 1
OS1/3/21/2 DALMELLINGTON Dalmellington 040 ; 046 ; 047 ; 052 ; 053 [Continued] The most remote antiquity that can be traced in the ph. [parish] is the remains of the Roman Road which passed from Kirkcudbright to Ayr throughout the whole length of it In Ptolemy's Geography of Britain the course of the Doon is very correctly traced a circumstance strongly corroborative of the fact that the road by Dalmellington was one of the great thoroughfares of the Romans. "Pickans Dyke", "Dame Helen's Castle", "Laicht Castle," "Mote", "Gallow Knowe" and sites of several large Cairns, the other antiquities of the ph. [parish] There are no detached portions of this ph. [parish] nor there any other of any other parish in this.
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OS1/3/21/3 DALHARCO Dalharco Dalharco Dalharco Dalharco Dalharco Dalharko - John Walker Thomas E Macfadyen Matthew Young Johnstons County Map County voters' list 040 A farmsteading in indifferent repair. property of Hon [Honourable] Mr Leslie Cumming. Dwellinghouse slated one storey - offices thatched, one storey.
OS1/3/21/3 POLNESSAN BRIDGE (Upper) Ponessan Bridge Upper Polnessan Bridge Upper Polnessan Bridge Upper Polnessan Bridge Upper - John Walker Thomas E Macfadyen Matthew Young 040 A Small - one arch Stone bridge - County. on the old County road from Dalmellington to Ayr. It is in good repair.
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OS1/3/21/4 POLNESSAN BURN Ponessan Burn Polnessan Burn Polnessan Burn - Polnessan Burn - Mr John Walker Rev [Reverend] Thomas E. Macfadyen Mr. M. Young Matthew Young 040 A Small Stream which flows past Polnessan into River 'Doon' - Polnessan is in the parish of Dalrymple.
OS1/3/21/4 POLNESSAN BRIDGE (Lower) Ponessan Bridge Lower Polnessan Bridge (Lower) Polnessan Bridge (Lower) - Polnessan Bridge (Lower) - Mr James Walker Rev [Reverend] Thomas E. Macfadyen Mr. M. Young Matthew Young 040 A Small County bridge [Stone] one arch - good repair [built] over Polnessan Burn near its [junction] with the Doon River on the road from Dalmellington to Ayr.
OS1/3/21/4 [Page] 4 Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington [Note] This bridge is in the Parish of Dalrymple.
OS1/3/21/5 JELLIESTON Jellieston Jellieston Jellieston Jelliston J. W. Berkeley Estate Map 1844 Robert Smith Johnston's County Map 046 A Row of cottage houses one Storey high some slated & some thatched and in good repair on the Road Side adjacent to and South of Patna Bridge the property of the Honl. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart Berbeth. -
OS1/3/21/5 [Page] 5 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 46 Plan 1
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OS1/3/21/7 MILTON Milton Milton Milton Milton Miltoun Matthew Young James Macadam George Hendrie County Voters List 046 A small cothouse thatched in middling repair - property of H Buchanan Esqr.
OS1/3/21/7 PATNA BRIDGE T.P. Patna Bridge Tollbar Patna Bridge Tollbar Patna Bridge Tollbar Patna Bridge Tollbar Matthew Young James Macadam George Hendrie 046 A neat Tollbar in the vicinity of Patna bridge. Slated and in good repair. one storey.
OS1/3/21/7 BRIDGEND Bridgend Bridgend Bridgend Bridgend Matthew Young James Macadam George Hendrie 046 A row of thatched tenements including a Smithy in middling repair - property of Herbert Buchanan Esqr.
OS1/3/21/7 [Page] 7 -- Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington
OS1/3/21/8 DOWNIESTON MILL Downieston Mill Downieston Mill Downieston Mill Downieston Mill Thread Mill Matthew Young James Mcadam George Hendrie Johnston's County map 046 A mill with waterwheel in the manufacture of thread. [the] building containing the mill is two storeys, slated in bad repair. the Cothouses attached are slated and in bad repair. property of H. Buchanan Esqr.
OS1/3/21/8 DOWNIESTON Downieston Downieston Downieston Downieston Dounieston Dounieston Matthew Young James Mcadam George Hendrie Johnston's County map County Voters' List 046 A farmstead in indifferent repair . swellinghouse slated one storey, office slated - one storey - recently [built] property of H. Buchanan Esqr.
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OS1/3/21/9 WATERSIDE Waterside Waterside Waterside Waterside Estate Map 1846 James Macadam George Hendrie Johnston's County Map 046 A small thatched farmsteading on the N. [North] bank of Water of Doon. It is from this house, probably that the village of Waterside derives its name.
OS1/3/21/9 PATNA BRIDGE Patna Bridge Patna Bridge . Patna Bridge Patna Bridge - Rev. [Reverend] John Blair Mr James Macadam Mr M. Young 064 A large Stone County bridge. Besides the large main arch over the river there is a small arch through which a mill-lade flows. It is in good repair.
OS1/3/21/9 [Page] 9 Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington
OS1/3/21/10 LETHAN HILL Lethan Hill Lethan Hill Lethan Hill Estate Map 1846 James Macadam George Hendrie 046 A slightly elevated patch [of] pasture-land - property of [Colonel] Macadam Cathcart. A farmsteading of the same [name] once stood upon it.
OS1/3/21/10 KNOCKKIPPEN HILL Knockkippen Hill Knockkippen Hill Knockkippen Hill Estate Map 1846 James Macadam George Hendrie 046 A small [pasture] hill - property of Col [Colonel] Macadam [Cathcart]
OS1/3/21/10 HILLEND Hillend Hillend Hillend Estate Map 1846 James Macadam George Hendrie 046 Ruins of a farmsteading [its] name derived from situation.
OS1/3/21/10 DRUMGRANGE Drumgrange Drumgrange Drumgrange Drumgrange Estate Map 1846 James Macadam George Hendrie Johnston's County Map 046 An extensive farmsteading [&] dwellinghouse one storey slated - offices one storey [high] generally slated. Property of Col. [Colonel] Macadam Cathcart.
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OS1/3/21/11 BURNFOOT Burnfoot Burnfoot Burnfoot Burnfoot Burnfoot Estate Map 1846 Matthew Young James Macadam George Hendrie Johnston's County Map 046 An extensive farmsteading. Dwellinghouse neat in the modern Cottage style. A large two storey house within the Steading is occupied by men Connected with the iron works, and a number of wooden houses are used as stables for the horses also in connection with the iron works. property of Col. [Colonel] Macadam Cathcart.
OS1/3/21/11 OLD BURNFOOT Old Burnfoot Old Burnfoot Old Burnfoot Old Burnfoot - Matthew Young James Macadam George Hendrie 046 Two cothouses thatched in bad repair - formerly a farmsteading. property of Col [Colonel] Macadam Cathcart
OS1/3/21/11 [Page] 11 Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington ([Jellaston or Jellystone] Cancelled See page 5)
OS1/3/21/12 DRUMGRANGE BURN Drumgrange Burn Drumgrange Burn Drumgrange Burn Drumgrange Burn - James Macadam George Hendrie Matthew Young 046 A stream which rises on KnocKippen Hill & empties itself into River Doon near Drumgrange
OS1/3/21/12 [Page] 12 Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington [Note] The manager of the Iron works thinks the name of Burnfoothill ought not to be used. Waterside Houses is applicable to the whole from Examiners Remarks The Manager of the Iron Works thinks this name 'Montreal Row' ought not to appear on the Ordnance Plans. The Iron Company do not recognise such a name. 'Waterside' is the name to all these houses. From Examiners Remarks
OS1/3/21/13 KNOCKKIPPEN MOSS Knock Kippen Moss Knock Kippen Moss Knock Kippen Moss Knock Kippen Estate Map 1844 A Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A portion of moor pasture on the north margin of the Parish. It is nearly level and untill of late was of little worth as pasture ground, it is now Surfaced, drained and affords tolerable pasture for Sheep. The property of Hone [Honourable] F M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/13 BENWHAT [ruin] Benwhat Benwhat Benwhat Benwhat - A Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 The Ruins of a Farm Steading at the South base of Benwhat it has all the appearance of being a very old place the walls are Still Standing about 5 feet high The property of Hone [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/13 [Page] 13 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46. Plan 3
OS1/3/21/14 CORBIE CRAIGS Corbie Craigs Corbie Craigs Corbie Craigs Corbie Craigs Estate Map 1844 A Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Deep Ravine or Gorge extending in a northerly direction from its head of Dunaskin Glen along on both Sides of Burnhead Burn, Some places its Sides are grassy Sloping gradually but Steep, other places its Sides are nearly 80 feet of a perpendicular height with large Shapeless rocks projecting and overhanging of a volcanic nature. The deepest part of it is the narrowest Scarcely admitting the Stream at the bottom to flow through and on which at this place there is a grand waterfall of about 20 feet, here indeed the Corbies might Safely build without the fear of being molested by any human being. North and South of this narrowest part it becomes less Conspicuous Rocky and Cliffy. Though the whole of the Ravine is now called Corbie Craigs I should think that the name was only applicable to the place where the Corbies built their nests in old times. The property of Hone. [Honourable] Cathcart
OS1/3/21/14 BURNHEAD BURN Burnhead Burn Burnhead Burn Burnhead Burn Burnhead Burn - A Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Stream collecting and flowing from north Side of Benwhat in a westerly direction forming the Parish Boundary between Dalmellington & Coylton thence flowing in a Southerly direction through Corbie Craigs till it joins Dunaskin Burn at the head of Dunaskin Glen
OS1/3/21/14 [Page] 14 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 Plan 7
OS1/3/21/15 AYR AND DALMELLINGTON RAILWAY Ayr & Dalmellington Railway Ayr & Dalmellington Railway Ayr & Dalmellington Railway Ayr & Dalmellington Railway Andrew Galloway . William Campbell . The Ayr Advertiser (Newspaper) The Ayr Observer (Newspaper) 046 About the year 1846 a line of Railway was projected (& to be called the Ayr & Galloway Railway) connecting Ayrshire & Kirkcudbrightshire, by Dalmellington, of which a very small portion was formed, the scheme having been abandoned. A Bill was obtained (Session 1855-1856) for a Railway from Ayr to Dalmellington, a proviso of which is that the part of the previously contemplated Ayr & Galloway line which had been formed should merge in the Ayr & Dalmellington. It was opened in August 1856. Worked by the Glasgow & South Western Company.
OS1/3/21/15 [Page] 15 Parish of Dalmellington The different names by which the Ayr & Dalmellington Railway was formerly known, are all now merged in the one name "The Ayr & Dalmellington Railway", by the Act of Parliament 16 & 17 Vic C.148, 5 3. (Information afforded by the Secretary for the Glasgow & South Western Railway but omitted to be initialled or signed by him)
OS1/3/21/16 LAIGHT COTTAGE Laight Cottage Laight Cottage Laight Cottage A Hervey Esq Rev [Reverend] W Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A small neat substantial building, one storey high & thatched - in good repair - on the Farm of Laight and south of that farmsteading. The property of the Hon. [Honourable] Col. [Colonel] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/16 WATER OF COYLE Water of Coyle Water of Coyle Water of Coyle Coyl Water . Water of Coyl . River Coyl A Hervey W Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map Paterson's History of Ayrshire Sta. Ac. [Statistical Account] of Ayr 046 The portion of this well-known water in the parish of Dalmellington is no more than a very small tiny stream, collecting at the east base of Benwhat, in a deep moss dividing the parishes of Dalmellington & Ochiltree and against the latter from Coylton and flowing in a north-westerly direction
OS1/3/21/16 [Page] 16 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 Plann 11
OS1/3/21/17 BENWHAT [hill] Benwhat Benwhat Benwhat Benwhat Benwhat Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A prominent high rocky hill, on the top of which is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station, - the most westerly on a nameless ridge extending from Patna to terminate in Benbain along the north margin of the Parish - It rises abrupt on the South and east Sides, Slopes gradually on the Others, it affords good pasturage for Sheep, the Rocks on it are basaltic and in Some places appear prominent at a distance the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/17 CRAIGDONKEY Craigdonkey Craigdonkey Craigdonachy Craigdonkey Craigdonkey - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R Smith 046 A Small rocky cliff on the north margin of Benwhat and adjacent to the Parish Boundary, its rock and all those around Benwhat are Basaltic
OS1/3/21/17 [Page] 17 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 Plan 3
OS1/3/21/18 BURNHEAD Burnhead Burnhead Burnhead Burnhead Burnhead Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A Small farm house one Storey Thatched and in a very indifferent State of preservation there is a Small portion of arable and a large extent of good dry moor land attached The property of Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/18 CORBIE CRAIGS [cottages] Corbie Craigs Corbie Craigs Cottages Corbie Craigs Corbie Craigs - A. Hervey . W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Row of Cothouses erected by the Dalmellington Iron Company for the accommodation of their labourers employed in the neighbourhood at the Iron Works they are regularly layed out one Storey high and Slated. -
OS1/3/21/18 CORBIE CRAIGS PIT Corbie Craigs Pit Corbie Craigs Pit Corbie Craigs Pit A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 An Iron Stone pit works by an engine the Stone is first burned in a heap at the Pit and then conveyed partly by horses and partly by an inclined Tram Road to the furnace at Waterside the property of the Dalmellington Iron Company. Corbie Craigs being the most remarkable object in the neighbourhood at the time the Pit was Sunk. it and the houses consequently got the name
OS1/3/21/18 [Page] 18 Parish of Dalmellington Sheet -- 46 Plan 7
OS1/3/21/19 ROUGH BURN Rough Burn Rough Burn Rough Burn Rough Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Stream Collecting at the north base of Benbraniachan and flowing in a westerly direction receiving Several Small nameless streams in its course till it joins Dunaskin Glen South of Burnhead or Corbie Craig. There are Some Steep banks along its margin especially at its west end. A portion of it is turned off to Laight farm house for a Thrashing Machine;
OS1/3/21/19 ROWANTREE BURN Rowantree Burn Rowantree Burn Rowantree Burn Rowantree Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Stream Collecting and flowing from the South East Side of Benwhat in a Southerly direction till it joins Rough Burn. Though the name would convey that there are Rowantrees on it there are none at present but this may have been
OS1/3/21/19 [Page] 19 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 46 Plans 4 . 3 and 7
OS1/3/21/20 CRAIGMARK HILL Craigmark Hill Craigmark Hill Craigmark Hill Craigmark Hill - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A rising ground with a gradual Slope on the South Side towards Craigmark from its Summit it is nearly level to the base of [Benbrenachan]. The most prominent part of it is covered over, with large loose Scattered rocks, and from which feature in all probability the farm has taken its name. The property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/20 BENBRANIACHAN Benbraniachan Benbraniachan Benbraniachan Benbraniachan Benbrineghan Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A Small hill in extent, but very prominent top a conical Shape, rising abruptly out of a flat or level moor. There is a Small rocky cliff on the north east Summit of it near the trig [trigonometrical] Station. It affords good pasturage for Sheep. the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/20 [Page] 20 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 46 Plan 8
OS1/3/21/21 BLACK WATER Black Water Black Water Black Water Black Water Black Water Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A Stream collecting in a deep broken Surface moss, north of Benbraniachan flowing in an easterly direction as far as the north margin of the Parish It forms the Parish Boundary for nearly the whole of its course between Ochiltree and Dalmellington and after leaving the latter is the Boundary between the former and New Cumnock, after leaving this Parish it becomes a larger rapid Stream, the name is quite Descriptive it is both Black and dirty, on each Side of its banks are large extents of deep broken Surface moss Scarcely producing a blade of grass.
OS1/3/21/21 CHALMERSTON HILL Chalmerston Hill Chalmerston Hill Chalmerston Hill Chalmerston Hill - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small hill in extent but rather prominent connected with Benbeoch as forming the Same ridge, it affords good pasture for Sheep. its Surface is partly covered with Scattered rocks the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F M Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/21 [Page] 21 Dalmellington Parish Sheet -- 46 Plan 4 and Sheet 47 Plan 1
OS1/3/21/22 CALDWELL'S GLEN Caldwell's Glen Caldwells Glen Caldwell's Glen Caldwells Glen - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Stream collectin at the South of Benbraniachan and flowing in a Southerly direction, entering a deep Ravine adjacent to Craigmark Hill through which it flows thence to its junction with Craigmark Burn. The Ravine through which it flows is Steep Rocky and in Some places precipitous. The Stream and Glen are designated by the Same name.
OS1/3/21/22 CRAIGMARK BURN Craigmark Burn Craigmark Burn Craigmark Burn Craigmark Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Stream flowing from the South base of Benbraniachan in a Southerly direction till it forms Calwells Glen at Craigmark a portion of its course is enclosed by a Steep Cliff in which was formed Ironstone and worked, from a level Some time ago. On this approach of the Stream towards Craigmark its course is partly turned to accommodate the village the other part is partly underground till it joins Caldwells Glen
OS1/3/21/22 [Page] 22 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 46 Plan 8 and 4
OS1/3/21/23 DALMELLINGTON IRON WORKS Dalmellington Iron Works Dalmellington Iron Works Dalmellington Iron Works Dalmellington Iron Works - . John Walker . Thomas E Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 These works are extensive and used for smelting the iron ore taken from the adjacent mines. They consist of large iron-ribbed furnaces, an elegant Doric building used as the engine house, extensive slated workshops, substantial sheds & large yards everything in excellent repair.
OS1/3/21/23 DRUMGRANGE BRIDGE Drumgrange Bridge Drumgrange Bridge Drumgrange Bridge . Drumgrange Bridge - John Walker Thomas E Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 A Small one arch, stone, County bridge in good repair, built over Dunaskin Burn on the road between Dalmellington & Ayr
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OS1/3/21/24 MEIKLEHOLM BRIDGE Meikelholm Bridge Meikelholm Bridge Meikelholm Bridge . Meikelholm Bridge - John Walker Thomas E. Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 A small private wooden bridge in indifferent repair built over the Water of Doon and leading to the farmsteading of Meikelholm in Straiton parish
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OS1/3/21/25 WATERSIDE Waterside Waterside Waterside . Waterside - John Walker Thomas E Macfedren Matthew Young 046 A Village which has been erected within the past few years for the accommodation of the men engaged in the adjacent mines and Iron Works. The Village consists of long parallel lines of regularly built one Storey, Slated buildings. There is a large Victualling Store. A School of private adventure class. Supported by the contributions of the workmen usual rudimentary branches taught. No church no post office established yet. The Sections of the Village bear the names, Long Row Back Row Drumond Row and Green Hill Terrace respectively, but the Iron Company do not approve of Such names. Some few fantastic persons in each row have called them so, and that within the last fourteen Months.
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OS1/3/21/27 THE WEEL POOL The Weel Pool The Weel Pool The Weel Pool Estate Map 1846 Mr James Macadam Mr George Hendrie 046 A deep pool in River Doon - Weel signifies a Kind of trap for fish & is always applied in Scotland to natural pools. The word pool is therefore quite unnecessary but always used in this instance
OS1/3/21/27 RATTEN LOOP Ratten Loop Ratten Loop Ratten Loop Ratten Loop Ratten Loop - Estate Map 1842 Estate Map 1846 Mr John Walker Mr Thomas E. Macfadyen 046 A portion of the N [North] bank of River Doon. Ratten is a Scotticism for Rat. Loop refers to the bend of the River
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OS1/3/21/29 GREEN HILL Green Hill Green Hill Green Hill . Green Hill Estate Map 1846 John Walker Thomas E. Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 A Conspicuous pasture hill, trigl [trigonometrical] Station on its Summit - property of Col. [Colonel] Macadam Cathcart.
OS1/3/21/29 HARE STONE Hare Stone Hare Stone Hare Stone . Hare Stone - John Walker Thomas E. Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 A Small rock on Green Hill. A number of hare burrows at its base has probably originated the name. Mr Walker of Drumgrange asserts that the name indicates the site of a standard, & points in support of his assertion to a castle which formerly stood on Dunsken Burn. The supposition is not very intelligible, and I cannot discover any foundation for it
OS1/3/21/29 ARDDOON Arddoon Arddoon Arddoon . Arddoon - John Walker Thomas E. Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 A recently erected mansion, occupied by the Manager of the Iron Works adjacent. It is plain - neat, two storeys. Gardens well laid out. And signifies a height, Doon refers to the river
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OS1/3/21/30 KEIRS BRIDGE Keirs Bridge Keirs Bridge Keirs Bridge . Keirs Bridge - John Walker Thomas E. Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 A Small wooden bridge in bad repair. private - built over the River Doon.
OS1/3/21/30 DUNASKIN BRIDGE Dunaskin Bridge Dunaskin Bridge Dunaskin Bridge . Dunaskin Bridge - John Walker Thomas E. Macfadyen Matthew Young 046 A Small County bridge one arch - in good repair, built over Dunaskin Burn [on] the road from Dalmellington to [Ayr]
OS1/3/21/30 [Page] 30 Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington Entry for Front row is scored out [Note] The Manager of the Iron Works thinks this name "Front Row" ought not to be written: The Iron Company do not approve of it. From Examiners Remarks
OS1/3/21/31 DUNASKIN Dunaskin Dunaskin Dunaskine Dunaskin Dunaskin Dunaskin - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R Smith Johnston's County Map 046 A few Cothouses one Storey & thatched and in tolerable good repair beautifully Situated on the Side of a Sloping hill and Occupied by Some of the Iron Companies Laboures [Labourers] - this was formerly a Farm Steading. the property of Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/31 DUNASKIN BRICK WORKS Dunaskin Brick Works Dunaskin Brick Works Dunaskine Brickworks Dunaskin Brickworks Dunaskin Brick Works - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R Smith 046 A Substantial building one Storey high, and Slated erected by the Dalmellington Iron Company for making Fire Brick and Tiles &c Such as they require at the furnace the clay is procured from a Shaft (Worked by an engine) in Dunaskin Glen and is considered to be excellent for the purpose Iron Stone is found in the Same pit the clay is conveyed by horses to the Kilns and worked by an engine ready for moulding
OS1/3/21/31 [Page] 31 Parish of Dalmellington Sheet 46 - 7 [Note] "The very designation, Dunaskin, from the Celtic " Dunascoin, signifying the hill of the fierce combat, by which the glen, including the Green Hill of Drumgrange, "is known, confirms the tradition that of the main struggle, " between the men of Kintyre & Alcluyd, having there taken "place" Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847)
OS1/3/21/32 DUNASKIN QUARRY Dunsakin Quarry Dunsakin Quarry Dunsakin Quarry Dunsakin Quarry Dunsakin Quarry - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R. Smith 046 A large Freestone Quarry at the South [end] of Dunaskin Glen and on each [Side] of Dunskin Burn, The Stone is of [an] excellent quality for building &c [it is] worked by the Dalmellington Iron Company and conveyed by them (by railway) to [Several] parts of the neighbouring country. [It is ] of a whitish colour looks well in [buildings] a little Soft but Stands the weather [well]
OS1/3/21/32 DUNASKIN BRIDGE (Upper) Dunaskin Bridge (Upper) Dunaskin Bridge (Upper) Dunaskine Bridge Dunaskin Bridge (Upper) Dunaskin Bridge - . A. Hervey . W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway . R. Smith 046 A Wooden Bridge About 67 yards long Spanning Dunaskin Glen and Burn Supported by three Solid Stone pillars erected by the Dalmellington Iron Company for its purpose of conveying [--] mineral (Ironstone) of Corbie Craigs and it [--] to the furnace at Waterside. It connects [--] From Road on both Sides partly an [--] worked by an engine and partly drawn [--] horses
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OS1/3/21/33 LAIGHT CASTLE (Site of) Laicht or Laight Castle Laight Castle Laight Castle Laight Castle Laight Castle (ruins) - . A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 The remains of this Stronghold can Scarcely be traced now. It appears however to be of a rectangular Shape. A heap of rubbish Still remains in the middle of the Site. Whatever Stones remain in it, were taken away by the present Occupier of the Farm (Mr. J. Walker) to build dykes adjacent; So that its present appearance is a Small heap covered with grass. The Situation it occupied was well chosen for both [Strength] and defence, on a Small flat, Surrounded on three Sides by a deep precipitous Rocky Cliff between 70 and 80 feet high, portions of which project and overhang. The only two points of the Cliff [that] is or was accessible was defended by a dry ditch in which 10 or 12 men placed with plenty of large Stones at their Command would be able to defy a thousand. The land or East Side was defended by another dry ditch, and from its present appearance must have been formidable. There was a gate or Bridge on it but probably it was a gate as the fosse is not Sunk here like the other parts on each Side, but nearly level with the ground to and from the Castle (See Trace) The Site of a water-tank is Still very plain but partly filled with rubbish Mr. Walker says when they were removing the Stones they found it entirely lined with a very hard kind of Clay or plaster. to prepent [prevent] no doubt the Water from Oozing through, There is a probability it was in this Spot that Alpin was buried it was in view of the battle field however turn over [continued]
OS1/3/21/33 [Page] 33 Parish of damellington Sheet 46 Plan 7 "The other castle (in the parish) has been a more considerable "structure, and must have been from its situation, literally a place of "strength, - and security also. The site of its is a projecting point on a " deep glen side, quite precipitous, or rather overhanging, on three sides; "the fourth side has had the usual protection of a fosse. From some "traditionary connection with the history of Alpine, the 68th King of " the Scots, it is called Leight, or Laght Alpine." Statistical Account (1842) "On the farm of Laicht, possessed by John Walker Esq, we "were particularly interested by a visit to the site of the old castle of that "name, and the field where Alpin, king of Scots, was defeated by the Lowlanders "of Ayrshire, then forming part of the kingdom of Alcluyd. Landing "at Ayr in 843, Alpin, with a formidable army from Kintyre, is said by "our historians to have followed the course of the Doon, burning & devastating the --- [Continued]
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OS1/3/21/34 LAIGHT CASTLE 046 [Continued] However as the Register of St. Andrew States (this Register is the most ancient voucher on record) that he was buried, Mr. Walker says that a Stone (called Hare Stone) on the Greenhill of Waterside is the Supposed place where the Standard was placed during the battle, which was fought partly on this Side and partly at the north foot of that hill and in view of the Grave of Alpin according to the above register. The Chronicles of Dunblane make mention of a bloody battle fought about this place. See Chalmers Caledonia for A long History of all about this battle Alpin and Castle &c &c
OS1/3/21/34 [Page] 34 Parish of Dalmellington [Continued from previous page] "the country as he proceeded, until he reached the ridge of the hills "at Dalmellington, which separates Kyle from Kirkcudbright. He " was then met by the assembled warriors of the invaded territory, "and a severe conflict ensued. Alpin was killed, and the spot "where he was buried afterwards bore the name of Laicht Alpin, " or the grave of Alpin ** The grave-stone of Alpin, however, has "long ago disappeared, so that it is impossible to pint out the precise "spot of his interment. The Castle of Laicht, which, no doubt, " took its name from the burial-place, has also been rased to the " ground; the greater part of the ruins having been carried away " by the proprietors, to build enclosures, about the year 1770. ** 'the "workmen had much difficulty in demolishing it', the walls "were thick, and the stones thoroughly cemented. The site, however, "and a portion of the foundation, are still plainly distinguishable". Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847) "The tradition of the district is that Alpin, being on his retreat, " slept in the castle the night before the battle which terminated his career. " So far as is known, there were no castles in existence at that period. Still "the site may have been a stronghold previously. From the form of the "trench, which is circular, the castle seems to have been one of the "earliest. The position is precisely similar to that of Canmore's tower at " Dunfermline, and appears to have been constructed on the same principle." Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847) "Malcolm Canmore ascended "the throne in 1057, prior to which, it is "believed, there were no castles or strong "towers in the country, save, perhaps, "a few huge buildings on the sea-coast, "supposed to have been erected by the " Danish Vikings. The round tower erected "by Malcolm at Dunfermline, immediately "after his accession to the throne, is believed "to have been the first building of the kind. "Keeping this in view, in reference to the " tradition of Dalmellington, we find it "said that there were three castles - namely "Dalmellington, Laight & Keirs - within " sight of each other, which belonged to "three sisters". Patterson's Hist. [History] of Ayrshire
OS1/3/21/35 DUNASKIN GLEN Dunsakin Glen Dunsakin Glen Dunsakin Glen Dunsakin Glen Dunsakin Glen - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R. Smith 046 A deep Glen with precipitous Sides covered here and there with natural wood or rather Brushwood the Sides are Steep rocky and bold Some places like freestone walls of from 40 to 50 feet high other parts not So upright but Still inaccessible with projecting Shelving rocks; other parts grassy but very Steep. This Glen acquires a Celebrity from the fact of it affording Shelter to Covenanters. There is an old legend connected with them and the Glen
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OS1/3/21/36 DUNASKIN GLEN 046 [Continued] as the Sides [of] it are indented with miniature mines which[from it] protrude masses of mineral indeed [--] So that in one place it is worked like [--] Quarry Iron Stone & coal are found in all [--]
OS1/3/21/36 DUNASKIN BURN Dunaskin Burn Dunaskin Burn Dunaskin Burn Dunaskin Burn Dunaskin Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R. Smith 046 A small but rapid burn flowing through Dunaskin [Glen] first in a westerly direction then turning nearly [--] angles at which point on the top and at its edge of [--] Cliff Stod [stood] Laight Castle thence in a Southerly direction by Waterside till it joins the River [--] it retains this name no further north than [--] Burnhead Burn joins Rough Burn [--] Corbie Craigs though flowing through a long rocky glen its bed is comparatively level but very rocky
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OS1/3/21/37 CUTLER Cutler Cutler Cutler Cutler Cutler - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A small low building one Storey and thatched partly built of Stone and partly of wood attached to the farm of laight The property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/37 CUTLER BURN Cutler's Burn Cutler's Burn Cutler Burn Cutler Burn Cutler Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R. Smith 046 A Stream Collecting principally from drains and flowing in a Southerly direction by Cutler and falling into the River Doon South of that House. It Crosses the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway over which is a Strong Substantial Culvert and the Ayr and Dalmellington Turnpike Road on which a Small Stone bridge of one arch has been erected.
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OS1/3/21/38 LAIGHT Laight Laight Laight Laight Laight Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A large Farm House and Steading all one Storey high Slated and in excellent Order neatly and tastely layed out. There is a large extent of tolerable good arable land and Some good Sheep pasture attached The property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart.
OS1/3/21/38 MINNIVEY Minnivey Minnivey Minnivey Minnivey Minnievey Minievey Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map County Voters' list 046 A Small Farm House with [Steadings] all one Storey high Slated and in good repair attached to which is a portion of good [arable] land and a Small extent of good dry Sheep pasture The property of the Hone. [Honourable F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/39 HARE CRAIG Hare Craig Hare Craig Hare Craig Hare Craig - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A rising ground in the Farm of Minnivey over which passes (as is supposed) the Roman Road, it is nearly level from its Summit northwards the Rocks on its top are rather Conspicuous of a basaltic formation the property of the Hon. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/39 SILLYHOLE BRIDGE Sillyhole Bridge Sillyhole Bridge Sillyhole Bridge Sillyhole Bridge Mr. Robert Smith merchant A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Substantial Stone Bridge of one arch over the Cummock Burn on the Old road from Ayr to Dalmellington (a Parish Road) about half a mile north west of Dalmellington A Parish Bridge
OS1/3/21/39 SILLYHOLE TILEWORK Sillyhole Tile Work Sillyhole Tilework Sillyhole Tile-Work Sillyhole Tilework - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Tile and Brick work with a drying Shed a Kiln and Cottage house; both Tile and Brick are made by machinery of Clay found adjacent which is Considered a good quality for its purpose - the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/40 SILLYHOLE MOSS Sillyhole Moss Sillyhole Moss Sillyhole Moss Sillyhole Moss - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A large extent of moss on the east [bank of] the River Doon extending eastwards as far as Smiths bridge and between Turnpike [road] from Ayr to Dalmellington, from 'Straits' to [--] it is [--] deep and dreary producing little or [no] pasturage the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/40 AUCHENROY BRIDGE Auchenroy Bridge Auchenroy Bridge Auchenroy Bridge Auchenroy Bridge Auchenroy Bridge Estate Map 1851 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R. Smith An old Bridge one arch built of [--] over the River Doon pn the Parish Road from Dalmellington to [Ayr] rising with a Sudden Span of 17 feet above the level of the water, It is a Parish Bridge
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OS1/3/21/41 TONGUE GLEN Tongue Glen or March Glen Tongue Glen or March Glen Tongue Glen or March Glen Tongue Glen or March Glen - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Stream collecting and flowing from the north base of Chalmerston Hill by the east base of Benbrinachan, It joins Colwells Glen and Craigmark Burn at the Village of Craigmark, both names are applied to it. the first the most correct the other is a modern one in consequence of the March dyke between Craigmark and Chalmerston being along it. The nam [name] is equally applied to both the Stream and the Glen through which it flows, the Glen is precipitious Some places 60 feet deep, overhanging with Shelving rock, producing here & there Some natural wood.
OS1/3/21/41 EAST CHALMERSTON Chalmerston East Chalmerston East Chalmerston East Chalmerston E. [East] Chalmerston Eastern Chalmerston - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map County Voters' list 046 A neat farmhouse one Storey Slated and in good repair outoffices in keeping, attached to which is a large extent of Moorland and Some arable, though on the estate map it is Called East Chalmerston it is better Known by Chalmerston West Chalmerston being no more than a cottage and likely to be taken down altogether there will be then but Chalmerston, the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/42 WEST CHALMERSTON West Chalmerston West Chalmerston West Chalmerston West Chalmerston W. [West] Chalmerston Western Chalmerston Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map County Voters' list 046 A Small cottage house once a Farm house, one Storey & thatched joined to Burnton at present the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/42 CHALMERSTON GLEN Chalmerston Glen Chalmerston Glen Chalmerston Glen Chalmerston Glen - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Stream and glen assignated by the Same name - if you ask the name of the Stream you will get Chalmerston [Glen] and ask the name of the Glen you will [be] told Chalmerston Glen the Same [remark] equally applies to other Glens and [Streams] in the neighbourhood - The most of the Streams course, which flows in a Southerly direction is enclosed by a deep [Ravine] Some places nearly perpendicular other [parts] producing natural wood there is a Linn on [Chalmerston Glen] above Craigmark which Shews well after [a] fall of Rain, it has no name. the name terminates at its junction with Tongue Glen.-
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OS1/3/21/43 SLOANSTON Slownston Sloanston Sloanston Sloanston - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 The Ruins of a Farm Steading the Walls are Still Standing about 5 feet high on the farm of Pennyvenie The property of Hone [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/43 SLOANSTON PLANTATION Slownston Plantation Sloanston Plantation Sloanston Plantation Sloanston Plantation - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Fir plantation extending north and South on the Side of a mameless [nameless] rising ground the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/43 SLOANSTON BURN Slownston Burn Sloanston Burn Sloanston Burn Sloanston Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Stream collecting at and flowing from the South east base of Chalmerston Hill in a Southerly direction through Slownston Plantation and after leaving the Plantation a westerly course till it forms Cummock Burn west of Burn Side toll Bar a part of its natural Course has been Changed by the Iron Company, to divert it from a coal mine they have being working at the South end of the plantation.
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OS1/3/21/44 PENNYVENIE Pennyvenie Pennyvenie Pennyvenie Pennyvenie Pennyvenie - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A Farm house One Storey high Slated and in good repair attached to which is a portion of arable and [good] Sheep pasture the property of [the] Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/44 COLLIERS ROW Collier's Row Collier's Row Collier Row Collier's Row - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small row of Cothouses on [the] road Side Occupied by the Colliers [of] the adjacent Pit belonging to the Dalmellington Iron Company. They are one Storey high thatched and in tolerable good repair
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OS1/3/21/45 BURNSIDE T.P. Burnside Toll Bar Burnside Toll Bar Burnside Toll Bar Burnside Toll Bar Toll Toll Bar Board A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A Small house One Storey high Slated and in good repair on the Turnpike road from Dalmellington to New Cumnock and about half a mile from the former The Trust extends to the old Mill Toll Bar close to New Cumnock and is managed by the Ayr district of Road Trustees Hone. [Honourable] Col. [Colonel] F. M. Cathcart is one of the trustees
OS1/3/21/45 CAMLARG PLANTATION Camlarg Plantation Camlarg Plantation Camlarg Plantation Camlarg Plantation - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Fir Plantation on the South and South West of Camlarg House and extending nearly to the top of Mains Hill the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart.
OS1/3/21/45 MILTON Milton Milton Milton Milton - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A neat cottage house and garden adjacent to Camlarg House one Storey high Slated and in good repair Occupied by a Gamekeeper the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart.
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OS1/3/21/46 MAINS HILL Mains Hill Mains Hill Mains Hill Mains Hill - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A rising Ground extending from the village of Dalmellington to Camlarg hill thence to Perie Burn along this till it joins the Water of Muick it is occupied as a Common by that part of the village Called Manse, at least So it is understood though each person who drives their Cattle to it [has] to pay a yearly Sum of five [Shillings] to the proprietor Hone. [Honourable] Colonel [Cathcart]
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OS1/3/21/47 CRAIGMARK Craigmark Craigmark Craigmark Craigmark Craigmark Craigmark Craigmark Fullartons Gazetteer of Scotland 1854 Estate Map - 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map County Voters' list 046 A modern village containing a population of about 500, erected by the Dalmellington Iron Company for the accommodation of their Iron and Coal miners, It is layed out onto Six rows of Substantial buildings one Storey high Slated - and all double, with the exception of a Store (a Shop) which is two Storeys and a neat good building. The Old Farm Steading of Craigmark which gives name to this modern village is Still to be seen at the north end one Storey Thatched and in tolerable repair it is at present attached to the farm of Sillyhole. There is both coal and Iron mine worked in the neighbourhood but chiefly the former at present, on the Estate of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcarth
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OS1/3/21/48 CRAIGMARK SCHOOL Craigmark School Craigmark School Craigmark School Craigmark School - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Substantial building one Storey Slated and kept in good repair formerly the old farm [house] of Burnton and occupied by the Dalmellington Iron Company for the the use of their workmens children, education elementary. The School master is paid by the Company, they at the Same time - to meet his Salary together with a Minister, & Doctor's deduct 2d per week from each man in their employment - they having the Selection of each, together with paying them. This house is used on afternoon Sundays as a place of worship by a Missionary of the Established Church Stationed at Dalmellington.
OS1/3/21/48 CRAIGMARK SMITHY Craigmark Smithy Craigmark Smithy Craigmark Smithy Craigmark Smithy - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small Substantial building erected by the Dalmellington Iron Company for the use of their miners - The Smith receives a yearly Salary from the Company - he is bound to attend to the men and do whatever work they may require connected with the work of the Company - They at the same time deduct 8d per month from each man to meet the Smiths Salary - Slated one Story and kept in good repair
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OS1/3/21/49 BURNTON BURN Burnton Burn Burnton Burn Burnton Burn Burnton Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small but rapid Stream flowing in a Southerly direction by Craigmark Smithy and Sillyhole till it joins Cummock Water at where the Old road from Ary to Dalmellington Crosses the latter it retains the name no further north then where Tongue Glen joins Caldwells Glen at Craigmark --
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OS1/3/21/50 SILLYHOLE Sillyhole Sillyhole Sillyhole Sillyhole Sillyhole Sillyhole Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map County Voters' list 046 A Farmhouse in tolerable good repair one Storey high and Slated, the Out offices are all Thatched one Storey and in bad repair. There is a Small portion of arable land and a large extent of Good Moor attached to it, the whole of which is very much cut up by Tram and Railways belonging to the Dalmellington Iron Comy. [Company] the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/50 BURNTON Burnton Burnton Burnton Burnton Burnton - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A neat Substantial farm house one Storey Slated and in good repair Steadings in Keeping regularly [by] Acct. [Account], there is a large extent of tolerable good arable land attached to it. The Roman Road can be distinctly traced a little South of the house through a cultivated field the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart -
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OS1/3/21/51 PICKAN'S DYKE Pickan's Dyke Pickan's Dyke Pickan's Dyke Pickan's Dyke Pickan's Dyke - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Patersons History of Ayrshire 046 A dilapidated turf Bank about two feet high ten feet wide at the base, with a ditch on the South Side of nearly the Same breadth, the ditch or fosse is nothing more than when the turf was dug out to build the fence and is now nearly level with the adjoining land. The portion of it that can be traced extends from the new Grave Yard at the north east end of the village of Dalmellington to the top of Mains Hill a distance of about half a mile, all further trace of it is lost either South east or South west as its direction indicates. This can be none of that Dyke Called by Some 'Roman Dyke' by others 'Picts Dyke' but most commonly 'Deil's Dyke' which traversed the Country from Lochryan, through the north of Wigton, Kirkcudbright, and Dumfries Shires till it joined the 'Britton Wall' near the Solway Firth for it had the fosse on the north and this has it on the South also that Dyke took nearly a straight direction from the Merrick to the Old Bridge of Deuch near Carspherin from both those circumstances it is plainly seen that it was none of the Deil's Dyke. There may have been other Dykes built by the Picts but neither History nor tradition makes the least mention of the one in question. I have Seen hundreds of the like old fences on the moors even at the place where this is there are Several old banks that are as likely to be Pict's Dykes as the one pointed out; the people here generally speaking Say that it was no more than a fence enclosing Some patches of arable like all the other old banks on hill tops or Sides its well known thant in olden times the hilltops and Sides were more cultivated that the lowlands and consequently to this day you will meet with an innumerable quantity of old banks on the Hills. It has none of the appearances of being built of Stone or any other material but Turf all the other old banks are as wide and some more so that it. -
OS1/3/21/51 [Page] 51 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 - 12 & 16 "On the muir called the Common of Dalmellington an interesting remain exists, "popularly called Pickan's (i.e. the Pict's) Dyke. About five hundred yards of it " can be distinctly traced from the village on the eastward to the ridge of the hill. "It appears to have consisted of a wall & ditch; the breadth of both averaging from "21 to 24 feet. The wall, composed probably of a mixture of stone and earth, is "still, in some places, two or three feet high, and the ditch correspondingly low. "This barrier seems to have taken a south-westerly direction from Dalmellington, entering "Galloway by the bend of Alcreoch hill, on the opposite side of the Doon. Eastward "it run into Dumfriesshire, terminating, it has been surmised, in the Solway. "It is rather curious that that this very distinct relic of antiquity should not have "been noticed by any of our topographical writers. The dyke mentioned in the " 'History of Galloway' as rising from Lochryan, by Minnigaff & Lochmaben to "the Solway, could have no connection with it. The ditch or fosse of the Lochryan "wall is described as on the north side, forming a protection to those on the south; that at "Dalmellington is on the south, showing that the enemy to be resisted lay in that "direction. It would be useless to speculate as to the period or people to whom such remains " are attributable - whether the Darnŭii against the Romans; the Alcluydensians against the "Saxons or Cruithrie; but from the cairns that have been found in the vicinity, there can be little "doubt that the Pickan's Dyke was erected for a warlike purpose, and that, too, long before the "era of authentic history" Pattersons History of Ayrshire (1847)
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OS1/3/21/53 GILLIE'S KNOWE Gillie's Knowe Gillies Knowe Gillies' Knowe Gillie's Knowe - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small eminence contiguous to and north of the Established Church, it Slopes gradually to the Parish Manse and is nearly level from the top to the margin of the Village, it with a Small attached unenclosed portion is at present used as a Common. I can find no person to give me the least information regaring the Origin of this name, there is neither Historical nor Traditional information connected with it. - In Wylie's Streams of Ayrshire it is called Gallow's Knowe, and I think the most correct name, both words Gillies (pronounced Gillis) and Gallows (pronounced Gellos) are pronounced So much alike about here that it would take a Sharp ear to decern the difference and in consequence of this Similarity might be a corruption of Gallows. What makes it more likely is its position adjacent to and in view of the Moat or Justice Seat, from the Summit of which in old Feudal times both justice and punishment were equally promulgated, no doubt if there ever was any persons executed in view of the Moat this Gillies Know was the place of execution. Paterson in his History of Ayrshire States that it most likely was the place where the attendants of an Army were once Stationed, this is only a conjecture from the word Gillies there is not the least foundation for Supposing that there was even a battle fought in the neighbourhood. I would recommend that both names Viz Gillies or Gallows Knowe be written on the Plans
OS1/3/21/53 [Page] 53 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 Plan 12 "The land between the castle and the moat still " bears the name of the Castle Crofts, and at a little "distance from thence is the Gillies Knowe". Statistical Account (1842) "At a short distance (from the Lady's Well) is the " Gillie's Knowe - a name which, we should imagine, "could only be given to it from the circumstance of the "gillies, or attendants of an army **" Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847) "The closely contiguous moat - the proximity of the "'Gallows Knowe' as well as of the 'Castle Crofts' - serve to "support the supposition that the village in days gone " by was a dependancy of this (Dame Helen's) Castle". Wylie's Ayrshire Streams (1851)
OS1/3/21/54 CHURCH (Parish) Established Church Established Church Established Church Established Church - A. Hervey William Gilchrist W. G. Galloway A neat Substantial edifice in the Saxon [--] with a lofty Square Tower, and Buttresses [,] pointed windows, and a beautiful Clock [--] erected by the Hone. [Honourabe] F. M. Cathcart [--] principal proprietor of the Parish) it [consists of] 640 Settings, is very pleasantly Situated [--] the top a Small eminence at the [--] end of the Village, that first prominent object that attracts the eye of the [--] on his approach to the Village from [--] built in 1846.
OS1/3/21/54 MANSE [nr Gateside] Established Church Manse Established Church Manse Established Church Manse Established Church Manse - A. Hervey William Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Spacious old fashioned building two [Storeys] high Slated and in very good repair Surrounded by a close foliage of [--] at the foot of a Small eminence [--] and about quarter of a mile north [of] the Village of Dalmellington
OS1/3/21/54 GATESIDE Gateside Gateside Gateside Gateside - A. Hervey William Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small plain long thatched building once [--] in tolerable good repair on the road adjacent to and west of the Parish Church the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart Berbeth
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OS1/3/21/55 BUCHAN'S BRIDGE Buchan's Bridge or Moss Bridge Buchan's Bridge Buchans Bridge Buchan's Bridge or Moss Bridge Buchan's Bridge or Moss Bridge - Estate Map 1857 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A graceful, Substantial, Freestone Bridge, of one Arch, over the Cummock Burn, on the Turnpike Road from Ayr to Dalmellington, and about half a mile from the latter place, both names are equally applied, Buchan the man who built it, and it being at the east end of a tract of moss extending westwards it is as usual to here Moss Bridge as the other - a County Bridge
OS1/3/21/55 SMITH'S BRIDGE Smith's Bridge Smiths Bridge Smith's Bridge Smith's Bridge - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Substantial Freestone Bridge of one arch built by a man of the name of Smith hence it is Called Smith's Bridge, over the Water of Muck on the Parish Road from Dalmellington to Straiton adjacent to Buchan's Bridge - A Parish Bridge
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OS1/3/21/56 CUMMOCK BURN Cummock Burn Cummock Burn Cummock Burn Cummock Burn Cummock Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 ; 047 A rapid mountain Stream commencing at the junction of a small, nameless stream with Linn Water; its general course is along Side of the Turnpike road to Cumnock passing Camlarg till it joins the Water of Muck at Smith's Bridge, west of the village of Dalmellington; after passing [--] its course is more artificial than not its spaned by five Stone Bridges viz Buchans, Sillyhole, new Railway one, and [two] nameless ones. viz the one over the Dalmellington and Cumnock Turnpike road (which [is a] good Substantial Freestone Bridge) [and] the other on an old road east of Camlarg formerly the old road to Cumnock from its Source to Camlarg its course is [--] and on Some Sides Cliffy especially [--] Camlarg, all along its Sides can be [seen] Coal mines protruding.
OS1/3/21/56 [Page] 56 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 -12 and 47 - 5. 6. 10 & 9 Note. Captn. [Captain] Bayly's Examiners have supplied the name "Linn Water" for a portion of this stream. The difference has been enquired into, and "Linn Water" found to be the proper name, as far as the stream forms the boundary between the Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington and New Cumnock, From thence, the name of the stream is Cummock Burn.
OS1/3/21/57 BOGTON LOCH Bogton Loch Bogton Loch Bogton Loch Bogton Loch Bogton Loch - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A fresh water Loch through which flows the River Doon. Its dimensions vary with that River. The land all around is low and level and as the River increases or decreases So does the Loch, there is a probability had there been no River Doon there would be no Bogton Loch. After a heavy fall of rain acres of the adjacent low lands are inundated for weeks. The Loch is fertile in Reeds (which is but a natural consequence from the Shallowings of part of it), these with Scattered Clumps of Close Willows on the margin attract a great number of various Kinds of Water-fowl it is in both Parishes viz Straiton and Dalmellington, the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/57 ELIZABETH ISLE Elizabeth Isle Elizabeth Isle Elizabeth Isle Elizabeth Isle - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 046 A Small low level isle on the north margin of Bogton Loch producing a few hardy Fir trees the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/58 BOGTON PLANTATION Bogton Plantation Bogton Plantation Bogton Plantation Bogton Plantation - William Walker Esqr. Bells Bank Mr. William G. Galloway P. [Parish] School M. [Master] Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist 046 A Plantation extending from near Stone Bridge along the River Doon to the village of Dalmellington it is Composed of Fir and a few Scattered oak ask and Birch the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/58 MCCLYMONT'S BRIDGE McClymonts Bridge McClymont Bridge McClymonts Bridge McClymonts Bridge McClymonts Bridge - William Walker Esqr. Mr. W. G. Galloway Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist Mr. Robert Smith 046 A neat Substantial Stone Bridge of one arch over the Much Water on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Cairsphairn adjacent to the Village of Dalmellington the Span of the arch is about 10 feet above the level of the River and level with the land It takes its name from the builder
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OS1/3/21/59 MAINS Mains Mains Mains Mains Mains - William Walker Esqr. Bells Banks Mr. William G. Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Merchant Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist P.M. [Parish Minister] 046 All of that portion of the village of Dalmellington north of the Muck Water. The buildings are in general one storey thatched & in tolerable good repair A few of them are two storeys Slated And neatly layed out this Side Contains the Old Kirk Three Mills a Reading Room two Public houses and Two Churches one Subscription Library the houses are much more scattered than in the "Town", and on a Sloping ground rising up from the river The Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart is the principal proprietor of it and the other part of the village
OS1/3/21/59 TOWN Town Town Town Town Town - William Walker Esqr. Mr. William G. Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist 046 That portion on the South Side of the Muck Water of the Village of Dalmellington, Some of the buildings are old one Storey high & thatched others are good Substantial building generally two Storeys high & Slated, This portion Contains 6 Public houses two Banks one Hospital and post office the Old Grave yard in which was formerly the Old Kirk is on this Side there is not the least trace of the Site of the Old Church at present there is a large Tomb belonging to Craigengillan Family on its Site.
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OS1/3/21/60 DALMELLINGTON [village] Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Dalmellington Post Office Stamp William Walker Esqr. Bells Banks Mr. William G Galloway P. S. M [Parish School Master] Mr. Robert Smith Merchant Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist Parish Minr. [Minister] Johnston's County Map County voters' List 046 A neat Country Village on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries 15¼ miles from the former. It contains about 300 of a resident and about as many more of a fluctuating population Connected with the adjacent Iron and Coal mines. It is very pleasantly Situated at the west base of a large range of Hills extending eastwards to the County boundary. It was once a Burgh of barony but it has neither the name nor privilege at present. A great many of the buildings are very old one Storey high thatched and promiscuously jumbled together, the modern ones are much better generally two Storeys high Slated and well layed out, attached to each old tenement is a Small but neat garden. It contains 8 Public houses two of which are Inns; two Banks; two Reading Libraries; two Churches; one Hospital; three Mills and a post office; Three Schools, two of which are private; and two Grave yards. It is Situated on both banks of the Muck Water Connected by a good Substantial Stone Bridge A Turnpike road branches off from here to New Cumnock belonging to the Same Trust as the Ayr and Dumfries viz "The Ayr Turnpike Road Trust" The village was name [named] to the Parish
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OS1/3/21/61 CORN MILL [Dalmellington] Dalmellington Mill Dalmellington Mill Dalmellington Mill Dalmellington Mill Dalmellington Mill - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William G Galloway 046 A Small plain thatch building one Storey high worked by water of about 7 Horsepower as a corn mill it is a poor Substitute, adjacent to it and worked by the Same Stream is a nameless Waulk and Spinning Mill each of about 6 Horse power, about 9 Chains east of those is the Site of an old mill on the bank of the Muck Water which tradition points out as the first Corn Mill in Dalmellington and the Same persons States the one which gave nam to the village viz the 'Mill' of the 'plain' In the Old Statistical Account and other records it goes by the name of "Dalmellington" which means the Village or town of the 'Mill of the Plain' but it is more probable it has taken its name from 'Dame Helen' the Lady of the adjacent Castle the Hone. Colonel F. M. Cathcart is the principal proprietor of the Village. -
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OS1/3/21/62 MOTE [Dalmellington] Moat Moat Moat Moat Moat Moat - William Walker Esqr Bells Bank Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G. Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Johnston's County Map 046 A very prominent Circular green Knoll at the top of the village of Dalmellington about 24 feet high above the general Surface, its base diameter is about 140 feet, it is quite flat on the top with a diameter of about 60 feet, the Sides though grassy are quite Steep, it would appear that it was defended by a dry ditch of about 10 or 12 feet wide a part of which is now defaced. Tradition is Silent as to the date or object of its erection but all agree that it was connected with the neighbouring Castle, it Commands a view of the whole of the village and is the favourite evening resort of the Villagers the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/62 [Page] 62 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 46 -16 F.E.P. [Francis Edward Pratt] Lieut. R.E. [Lieutenant Royal Engineers] "An interesting remain of baronial power is pointed out in the beautifully rounded "and terraced mothill, or justice seat, which still exists in nearly the same condition as when "the law was promulgated to the assembled inhabitants from its summit. It is situated "at the head of the village, between the houses and the site of the castle, and commands an "excellent view of the strath of the Doon for several miles. It is generally believed that these "mots were first used when the feudal system was introduced; but the probability is that "they were older. We know that the Brehon law of the Scots, if not of the ancient Picts or "Britons, was administered in a similar manner in the open air. The Gaelic mod, or court "of justice is clearly the Lowland mot, to which the Saxon word hill being added, we " have the mot-hill, or hill of justice. The oldest mound of this kind, of which we have " any record, is the mute-hill of Scone, as it was written of old; believed to have been used "for the promulgation of laws and the administration of justice by Malcolm Canmore. It is " mentioned in the Leges Malcomi, which though held to be a fabulous work, is nevertheless " indicative of the antiquity of the mot-hill of Scone. These hills were mostly artificial, " or, at least, partly so; and being composed of excellent mould, maintained a green appearance " rich in colour, and striking in form". Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847)
OS1/3/21/63 OLD KIRK Old Kirk Old Kirk Old Kirk Old Kirk - William Walker Esqr Bells Ball Mr. William G. Galloway P. S Master [Parish School Master] Mr. Robert Smith Merchant 046 A plain building two Storeys high Slated and in tolerable good repair. This was the Established Church from the time of the destruction of the Old Church in the Grave yard behind the Cross Key's to the building of the building of the present new one in 1846 It is at present divided into Small tenements by the proprietor the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/63 FREE CHURCH [Dalmellington] Free Church Free Church Free Church William Walker Esqr Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William G. Galloway 046 A plain building erected by voluntary Subscription in 1857, it has a neat Cut Stone front with a belfry and Small ornamental pinnacles on each Side, it Contains about 400 Sittings. Attached is a neat Manse two Storeys and well layed out with a Small garden at the rear all Supported by voluntary Contributions
OS1/3/21/63 [Page] 63 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 46 - 16 "The Church of Dalmellington originally stood in the " centre of the ground still used as the churchyard ** A new church " was built in a different part of the town in 1766; but, from the dampness " of the foundation, & the smallness of the accommodation, it never was " comfortable - a splendid church, however, a short distance of the town, on a " fine commanding position, has just been built" Patterson's History of Ayrshire (1847)
OS1/3/21/64 SCHOOL [Dalmellington] School School School School - William Walker Esqr Bells Bank Mr. William G. Galloway P. S Master [Parish School Master] Mr. Robert Smith Merchant 046 A neat plain building two Storeys high Slated and in very good repair as the Established Church School - a general course of education is taught daily average attendance abut 120, it is also used as a circulating library Containing about 1100 volumes of the best literary productions of the day and is Self Supporting, there is a Small neat garden attached for the use of the School master. The other two Schools are private and have got [no] particular name. -
OS1/3/21/64 GAA'S READING ROOM Gaa's Reading Room Gaa's Reading Room Gaa's Reading Room Gaa's Reading Room - William Walker Esqr Mr. William G. Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Small plain thatched building one Storey high bequeathed in 1835 by a merchant of the village (Mr. Gaa) [together] with other property in houses & land for the purpose of establishing a library and reading room for the instruction & improvement of the villagers - it is managed by Trustees who are bound to Supply newspapers and magazines - it contains about 700 volumes - members are admitted by paying two shillings annually but travellers & Strangers are admiited [free]
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OS1/3/21/65 Branch of the ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND [Dalmellington] Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland - William Walker Esqr Bells Bank Mr. William G. Galloway P. S. M [Parish School Master] Mr. Robert Smith Merchant Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist P.M. [Parish Minister] 046 A Small but neat house two Storeys high Slated and in good repair with a cut Stone front used as a Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland. -
OS1/3/21/65 Branch of the EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW BANK [Dalmellington] Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank - Mr. William G. Galloway William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. Robert Smith 046 A good Substantial building two Storeys high Slated and kept in very good repair used at present as a Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank - in Dalmellington Village
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OS1/3/21/66 POST OFFICE [Dalmellington] Post Office Post Office Post Office Post Office Post Office - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G. Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Small low thatched old building used at present as the post office nearly in the centre of the village. - It is a Subpost and money order office Ayr office is the major - It has one arrival 9 OClock A.M and one departure 1-00 oClock P.M no post on Sunday - Carsphairn is a Subpost of it and delivers letters twice a week there by a travelling post
OS1/3/21/66 BLACK BULL INN [Dalmellington] Black Bull Inn Black Bull Inn Black Bull Inn Black Bull Inn Black Bull Inn - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A neat building two Storeys high with extensive Stabling at the rear all two Storeys high also Slated and all in good repair - the Second Inn in the village So far as Standing goes but the first in business. -
OS1/3/21/66 CROSS KEYS INN [Dalmellington] Cross Key's Inn Cross Keys Inn Cross Keys Inn Cross Keys Inn Cross Keys Inn - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Small old fashion building the Head Inn of the village two Storeys high Slated and only in tolerable repair. This and the last [Black Bull Inn] are the only two Inns in Dalmellington though there are 6 other Public houses but under no particular names
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OS1/3/21/67 MOTE WELL Moat Well Moat Well Moat Well Moat Well Moat Well - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Spring well used by the vilagers of Dalmellington, it has no peculiar qualities more than it being very good Spring water, at the east base of the Moat, hence its name.
OS1/3/21/67 MOTE BRAES Moat Braes Moat Braes Moat Braes Moat Braes Moat Braes - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A rather Steep partly grass and partly rocky Slope along the South edge of the new turnpike road from the village to Dame Helens Castle extending from the Moat eastwards from the top it is level with the Castle Crofts and from the bottom it is nearly level with the River about 35 feet high -
OS1/3/21/67 [Page] 67 Dalmellington Parish Sheet 46 - 16 F.E.P. [Francis Edward Pratt] Lt. R.E. [Lieutenant Royal Engineers]
OS1/3/21/68 CASTLE CROFTS Castle Crofts Castle Crofts Castle Crofts Castle Crofts Castle Crofts - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 041 A portion of tolerable good arable land divided into Several Small lots and let to the villagers of Dalmellington at a reasonable rent it is Considered that this was the [Park] attached to the Castle and So called the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart. -
OS1/3/21/68 CASTLE WELL Castle Well Castle Well Castle Well Castle Well Castle Well Helens Well - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G. Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Johnston's County map 046 A Small Spring well now much neglected adjacent to Dame Helens Castle and hence its name it has no particular properties more than it is good Spring Water. -
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OS1/3/21/69 KIRN BRIDGE Kirn Bridge Kirn Bridge Kirn Bridge Kirn Bridge Kirn Bridge - William Walker Esqr Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist 046 A good Substantial Stone Bridge of one arch over the Muck Water on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries it is Kept in repair by the County about ¾ of a mile South east of Dalmellington Village
OS1/3/21/69 KIRN BRIDGE T.P. Kirn Bridge Toll Bar Kirn Bridge Toll Bar Kirn Bridge Toll Bar Kirn Bridge Toll Bar Kirn Bridge Toll Bar - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Small house one Storey high partly Slated and partly Thatched in tolerable repair on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries full rates charged and let yearly by the "Ayr Road Trustees" to which all the Turnpike Roads in the Parish belongs [etc]
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OS1/3/21/70 GATEFAULDHEAD Gatefauldhead Gatefauldhead Gatefauldhead Gatefauldhead Gatefullhead Gatefauld William Walker Esqr Bells Bank Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Rev [Reverend] William Gilchrist Johnston's County Map 046 A low thatched building one Storey high and divided into Several tenements attached to which is an arable field or two in the middle of the 'Towns Common', the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart.
OS1/3/21/70 TOWN'S COMMON Town's Common William Waker Esq. Bellsbank Mr Robert Smith Mr William G. Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist 045 A portion of good dry Heathy pasture on the South of the Village of Dalmellington and attached to that portion called the "Town" 33 old Residenters in this part have the privilege of Keeping a Cow on it for the yearly Sum of 5 Shilling properly speaking neither this nor the "Mains Common" are Commons, as a yearly Sum is paid for the privilege and none but a certain class of old Fewers are admitted - the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart. -
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OS1/3/21/71 CASTLE HOUSE Castle House Castle House Castle House Castle House Castle House - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 An old fashioned building used as a Public house for the last century two Storeys high thatched and in bad repair. Tradition Says that how it got "Castle House" was that it was built of the Stones taken from Dame Helen's Castle adjacent over the door on the lintel was the date 1003. it is Supposed that this Stone was taken from the Castle also but there is not the least foundation for the Supposition
OS1/3/21/71 HOSPITAL [Dalmellington] Hospital Hospital Hospital Hospital Hospital - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 An old Thatched building one Storey high presented by a former Heritor of the Craigengillan estate to the Parish for the use of the Sick paupers of the Same. Strangers and travellers are admitted free. A Doctor is in attendance all the expenses &c &c incured is paid by the Poor law guardians of the Parish
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OS1/3/21/72 DAME HELEN'S CASTLE Dame Helen's Castle Dame Helen's Castle Dame Helen's Castle Dame Helen's Castle Dame Helen's Castle Dame Helens Cas. [Castle] - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist P. M. [Parish Minister] Mr. William G Galloway P. S. [Parish Schoolmaster] Mr. Robert Smith Merchant Johnston's County Map 046 The Site of an old building level with the ground and covered over with [grass] pointed out by the villagers as a Castle built and occupied by 'Dame Helen', and from whom the village [gets] its name. It Stands on a Small round Knoll about 40 feet above the bed of the Muck Water, defended by a dry fosse of about 8 feet wide and about as many deep the recent new road through it has taken away the most of this ditch little or nothing remains but the tract of the Castle it is not Known when it was built nor [whend demolished] but the most of the Stones in the house Called 'Castle House' was taken from there property of the Hone. [Honourable] F M Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/72 [Page] 72 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 46 - 16 Extract from Patterson's History of Ayrshire;- "The castle belonging to Dame Helen, from whom the burgh " is said to have derived its name, stood a few hundred yards above " Dalmellington, on a green knoll, surrounded by a fosse. ** "The Castle evidently had been a small one, and perhaps circular. With "respect to its age, there is some reason to believe that it was amongst the "oldest in Scotland. 'One of the oldest houses in the village', says the "New Statistical Account, 'from having been built of the materials "of the castle, is called the Castle House; and one of its door lintels " bore, thirty years ago, the date 1003' - This would carry the building "back fifty four years before the accession of Malcolm Canmore, when no "castle existed. There must be some mistake we should think, on the part "of the writer in the Statistical Account. When in Dalmellington the "Castle House was pointed out to us, and on the lintel of one of the "doors, an antique looking stone, we could trace the figures, though " greatly defaced, '1115' - thus bringing the date of the castle down more "than a century. This would agree perfectly with what is called by Chalmers "the Scoto-Saxon period of our history, when so many grants of land were "bestowed upon foreigners - when castles began to be built, the feudal system to usurp the patriarchal."
OS1/3/21/73 HERONS WELL Herron's Well Herrons Well Herrons Well Herrons Well Herrons Well Estate Map William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G. Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Small Spring will on the Mains Common out of which flows a Small Stream - much neglected it has no particular qualities more than any other Spring water and that it never runs dry. The derivation is after some man's name, not from the bird called Heron.
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OS1/3/21/74 STATION [Dalmellington] Dalmellington Station Dalmellington Station Dalmellington Station Dalmellington Station Dalmellington Station - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Railway Station at the north west extremity of the village of Dalmellington - on the Ayr and Dalmellington Rail Road - recently erected building two Storeys high Slated - there is only a portion of the intended buildings as yet erected. If the Line is carried no further South than this village this Station will of course become the Terminus - this I could not [learn as] the Company does not Know themselves whether the Line will [be] extended to join the 'Glasgow South-Wester' or not. -
OS1/3/21/74 MILLERS BANK Millers Bank Millers Bank Millers Bank Millers Bank Millers Bank - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Steep precipous partly grassy and partly rocky on the east bank of the Muck Water - a mill Stream flowing at the bottom [by] along which the miller travels to direct as the case may [require] the water to the Mill which [circumstance] has given rise to the name it is [on] the Mains Common the property of Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/75 PENNYARTHUR Pennyarthur Pennyarthur Pennyarthur Pennyarthur Pennyarthur Pennyarthur - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Johnston's County Map 046 A neat farm Steading two Storeys high well laid out and Kept in very good repair attached to Bells Bank the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F M. Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/75 HIGH PENNYARTHUR High Pennyarthur High Pennyarthur High Pennyarthur High Pennyarthur High Pennyarthur - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 Two Small buildings with Some old Sheds once a farm Steading but at present attached to Bells Bank Farm the property of Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart. -
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OS1/3/21/76 BELLS BANK Bells Bank Bells Bank Bells Bank Bells Bank Bells Bank Bells Bank Bells Bank - William Walker Esqr Bells Bank Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Johnston's County Map County Voters' list 046 A neat well laid out Farm house two Storeys high in excellent repair with a good neat garden - the out offices are extensive and laid out on a good principal generally two Storey high & Slated Occupied by William Walker Esq magistrate and Poor law Guardn. [Guardian] the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/76 BOGTON QUARRY Bogton Quarry Bogton Quarry Bogton Quarry Bogton Quarry Bogton Quarry - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Small Freestone Quarry in Bogton plantation from which building Stone has been taken both to Berbeth &c and to Dalmellington Village the Stone is white and very soft but Stands the weather very well the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/77 MUCK WATER Muck Water Muck Water Muck Water Muck Water Muck Water - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 ; 053 This is the largest Stream in the Parish, collecting and flowing from a marsh at the north base of Campbell Hill (adjacent to the County Boundary), in a westerly direction by Glenmuch [Glenmuck] House till it joins the Turnpike Road from Cairsphairn to Dalmellington, Keeping along this road through a deep wild glen in a northerly direction till it passes the village of Dalmellington, thence takes a westerly course till it joins the River Doon adjacent to and north of Auchenroy Bridge or Bogton Loch. It receives the next two largest Streams in the Parish viz Mossdale, and Cummock Burns, together with Several other minor and nameless ones in its course. It is Spaned by 7 Good Substantial Stone Bridges of one Arch each, 4 are on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Cairsphairn, 2 on Parish roads and one on a private road or avenue to Berbeth House, its whole course is Rapid with a rocky bed and broken banks After heavy Rains it rises to a degree Scarcely to be imgined . but it with all its branches collecting and flowing from the highest ground in the Parish will account for this. (Turn over)
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OS1/3/21/78 MUCK WATER 046 [Continued] The last great flood which took place about a year ago took away two Stone Bridges, and done a great quantity of [damage] to both life and property especially in the village of Dalmellington where it flooded the houses to the Second [Stone] Since this Sad occurrence its banks through the village has been [wooded] in and made Straight to cause it to flow more smoothly. Its course from Glenmuick to Dalmellington is through [a] deep narrow Glen in some places 400 feet high and quit precipitous Scarcely affording room for the Road and Stream the bottom in some places. At Smiths Bridge where the [Cummock] Burn joins it. It caused the ground to give way and fall in filling up some 4 or 5 coal chambers killing two [men] and a horse and maiming Several others for life. There has been no coal got from near this place Since. the Soil being mossy and empty underneath with the great body of wather over head was the cause of the ground giving way. its whole course is about 9 miles
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OS1/3/21/79 CRIGHTON'S KNOWE Crighton's Knowe Crighton's Knowe Crighton's Knowe Crighton's Knowe Crighton's Knowe - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A Small low nearly round Arable Knowe on the right of the Avenue leading to Berbeth House the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart. -
OS1/3/21/79 DALFARSON PLANTATION Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 046 A large extent of wood on both Sides of the Parish Road leading from Mossdale to the Bridge of Ness and extending west as far as Dalfarson and the River Doon - it is chiefly composed of Fir the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F M Cathcart Berbeth. -
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OS1/3/21/80 ROMAN ROAD [Dalmellington parish] Roman Road Roman Road Roman Road Roman Road Roman Road - William Walker Esqr Bells Bank Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Establisd. [Established] Minister Mr. William G Galloway Parish S. [School] Master Mr. Robert Smith Merchant 046 ; 052 ; 053 A Track of old Road entering the Parish at the South west corner and running nearly in a direct line through by the village of Dalmellington to the northwest extremity where it enters Dalrymple Parish. There is no remains at present to indicate that it was a Roman Road - about 25 years ago a portion of it was found while repairing the Old road from Dumfries to Ayr (or as it is called "the Old Galloway Road") a little north of Craigmark the flagstones were nearly of the Same Size laid one over the other in 3 or 4 layers making in all about 2 feet thick of a pavement, they were all taken away at the time to repair the road and build dykes. Tradition Says that the Old Galloway Road was made on it or rather it was repaired from one end of the Parish to the other at first but in the course of time it was Changed here and there in a few places for [hard] ground, the consequence is that none of the Original remains to judge of it breath or thickness of its pavement. In Chalmers Caledonia is the following allusion "[From] one of the Roman Roads which interdicted [Nithsdale] proceeded a branch that entered the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and passed through the lands of Altry in Dalry and the estate of Holm in Carsphairn it then proceeded across the ridge of Polwhat to its north west extremity of the Same Parish where it left Galloway and entered Ayrshire which Country it traversed past Dalmellington to the Frith of Clyde at Ayr
OS1/3/21/80 [Page] 80 Dalmellington Parish-- Sheets 53 9 & 5; 52.4 ; 46-16. 12. 8 7 & 3 [Note] Where the Old Galloway Road is defaced I have shown the course of the Roman Road in a yellow dotted line Sd. [Signed] T O F [Thomas O Farrell] [Note] "In Chalmer's Caledonia, notice is taken of a Roman road which passes thro' "the length of this parish from south - east to North West. The line of it has been traced thro' [through] "Dumfries & Kirkcudbrightshires. THe last remains of it in this parish, on the farm of "Burnhead, were raised seven years ago to repair some dikes, which had formerly been built "of the whinstone of which the road was formed.It had been from ten to eleven feet broad, "composed of a row of large stones on either side, and filled up with smaller between. "Leaving Dalmellington it entered Dalrymple, where it has been traced in various places, and "terminated at a ford in the River Ayr, nota great distance above the town" Statistical Account (1842) " The most remote antiquity that can be traced in the parishes is the remains of the Roman "road, which passes from Kirkcudbright to Ayr, throughout the whole length of it In Ptolemy's "Geography of Britain,the course of the Doon is very correctly traced - a circumstance strongly "corroborative of the fact that the road by Dalmellington was one of the great thoroughfares "of the Romans. ** The pound where stray cattle were put in ward, is distinctly marked "at an angle between the farms of Benquhat & Laicht, formed by the Roman Road, nearly two "hundred yards of which are here entire." Pattersons History of Ayrshire (1847)
OS1/3/21/81 HEADMARK MOSS Headmark Moss Yellow Moss Head Mark Moss Head Mark Moss Headmark Moss - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway R. Smith 046 A large extent of deep Moss along the Black Water to the north base of Benbrinachan and Benbeoch, it is of little value as regards the pasturage, the Surface is very much broken, Some places for acres without a blade of grass of any kind bleak wet and dreary, the Footpath from Dalmellington to Ochiltree passes over it and till of late was marked along through this moss by Stakes to prevent people from wandering in Foggy weather, though the name would lead a person to believe that it belonged to Headmark Farm it does not - the property of Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/81 LOUPSHEUGH BURN Loupsheugh Burn Andrew Smith James McTurk W. Gilchrist 047 A small stream running along the western base of Loupsheugh Rig, for about 30 chains, until it enters the Black Water.
OS1/3/21/81 [Page] 81 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 Plan 4. 8 &c
OS1/3/21/82 BENBAIN [hill] Benbain Benbain Benbain Benbain - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist. W. G. Galloway. 047 A prominent nearly round Sheep pasture with Some Scattred rocks here and there it terminates a long nameless ridge [--] along the north boundary of the Parish from Patna, East and north of it the country is comparatively level and from those directions both it and Benbeoch appear very prominent the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/82 BENBAIN [house] Benbain Benbain Benbain Benbain Benbain - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist. W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 047 A Small building one Storey thatched and in tolerable good repair occupied by a Shepherd, formerly this house [was] called Reeve, but Since the old farm Steading of Benbain was taken down the name was transferred to this there is no trace of old Benbain on the ground but a few trees marks the Spot [whereabouts] it formerly Stood the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/82 [Page] 82 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 Plan 1 & 5
OS1/3/21/83 BENBEOCH CRAIG Benbeoch Craig Benbeoch Craig Benbeoch Craig Benbeoch Craig - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Steep nearly perpendicular precipice about 80 feet high, displaying a magnificant Basaltic Colonnade, Very few of the colours are whole, they are of various Shapes and Sizes, The most of those exposed to view are Separated from the parent rock by Small Fissures of from 3 to 6 inches and apparently ready to tumble down; - One of those Fissures formed a hiding place for Some of the Covenanters; There is not the least doubt that there has been a great eruption here at one time, the number of Scattered rocks Strewed in all directions at the foot, the Shattered State of those Still adhering to the Cliff is evident proof - Situated on the east Side and at the top of Benbeoch. -
OS1/3/21/83 [Page] 83 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 47 Plan 5
OS1/3/21/84 BENBEOCH Benbeoch Benbeoch Benbeoch Benbeoch Benbeoch Benbeoch Fullartons Gazetteer of Scotland 1854 Estate Map 1844 A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 047 This is the most prominent feature in the Parish excepting, the range of hill over which passes the Boundary between the Counties of Ayr & Kirkcudbright and Consequently the Boundary of this Parish - It rises abruptly and at a distance appears Conical, three of its Sides are Steep but its west Side has a gradual asent, the north is rocky and precipitous, Some places nearly inaccessible the east Side with the exception of Benbeoch Craig - is not So Steep but the Surface is covered with [large] loose Rocks, These rocks have evidently formed [the] Conspicuous features of this Hill on Some Occasion & from their present appearance there is no [doubt] but they have been thrown from what now is [called] 'Benbeoch Craig' by an eruption - in fact [--] the idea under which the neighbourhood labours [--] Still nothing traditionally is know [known] [--] it. The South Side is Steep and a little [--] The Rocks generally - are basaltic, of a prismatic form, numerous, and many [places] jutting from an overhanging the Slope of the Hill the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/84 [Page] 84 Dalmellington Parish-- Sheet 46 Plan 8 & Sheet 47 Plan 5
OS1/3/21/85 UPPER PENNYVENIE Upper Pennyvenie Upper Pennyvenie Upper Pennyvenie Upper Pennyvenie Johnston's County Map A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small Thatch building one Storey high occupied at present by a Shepheard and formerly a Small farm Steading the property of Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/85 PENNYVENIE GLEN Pennyvenie Glen Pennyvenie Glen Pennyvenie Glen Pennyvenie Glen - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A narrow deep glen through which flows a Small Stream its Sides are Steep and grassy producing natural wood here and there the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/85 PENNYVENIE BURN Pennyvenie Burn Pennyvenie Burn Pennyvenie Burn Pennyvenie Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small Stream collecting and flowing from the South Side of Benbeoch receiving Several Smaller and nameless ones in its Course flows through Pennyvenie Glen Crosses the Turnpike road from Dalmellington to New Cumnock over which place there is a Substantial Culvert thence forming the Cummock Burn adjacent to the Same place. -
OS1/3/21/85 [Page] 85 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 - 5 & 9
OS1/3/21/86 FOX PARK Fox Park or Todd's Fold Fox Park Fox Park Fox Park Fox Park - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 047 A Small nearly round enclosure at the foot of Benbeoch Craig. Covered all over with large loose Rocks evidently thrown from the Craig above by Some great eruption, amongst those rocks are Cavities , in which Foxes found Shelter Some twenty years ago. The fence around this place is level and was built for the purpose of [making] prisoners of all the Foxes inside and preventing all the Straggling ones from entering. by this Stratagem the Wily race were finally banished from the neighbourhood. This place is also rendered famous by being the hiding place of Some of the [Covenanters]
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OS1/3/21/87 STONY BURN Stony Burn Stony Burn Stony Burn Stony Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Stream rather rapid in its course down the north Side of Claffin hill and Collecting on the Summit the name is quite descriptive it is both Stony and Cliffy the greater part of its Course.
OS1/3/21/87 LINN WATER Linn Water Linn Water Kenedy Brown Esqr Walter Campbell James Morrison Burnockhead Ochiltree Mr. McGuffie Micklehill 047 A rapid mountain stream which collects and flows from the north base of Benbrack, in a northerly direction,; and forms the boundary between the Parishes of Dalmellington and New Cumnock, until it is joined by a small stream where it enters the Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington; (Plan 47-5) from which point it takes the name of "Cummock Burn". (see page 56) There is a fine Waterfall of 28 feet on this stream; from which probably it derives its name.
OS1/3/21/87 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 Plan 9 -- [Page] 87
OS1/3/21/88 CAMLARG Camlarg Camlarg Camlarg Camlarg Camlarg - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 046 A neat Substantial Stone building two Storeys high and Slated and in an excellent State of preservation. The Outoffices are of a more modern date than the mansion, abutiful range of buildings two Storeys high, the pleasure grounds are Small but neat and rather picturesque. On both Sides the avenue Shows a tastefully Arranged line of Geological Specimens the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. Macadam Cathcart Berbeth.
OS1/3/21/88 [Page] 88 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 46 - 12
OS1/3/21/89 LITTLE CAMLARG Little Camlarg Little Camlarg Little Camlarg Little Camlarg - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small thatched one Storey house in a very bad State of repair occupied by a Shepheard once a Small farm Steading the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/89 CAMLARG HILL Camlarg Hill Camlarg Hill Camlarg Hill Camlarg Hill - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A large prominent hill partly Sheep and mossy pasture extending from Redcloch Burn westerly to join Mains Hill and along the Cummock Burn the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/89 COCKCLAY Cockclay Cockclay Cockclay Cockclay - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 the Summit and highest point of Camlarg hill on which is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station it appears quite prominent and rather green in the Summer time.-
OS1/3/21/89 [Page] 89 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 - 9
OS1/3/21/90 KNOCKGIRRAN Knockgerran Knockgerran Knockgirran Knockgirran - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small patch on the Summit of Camlarg hill nearly as high and as prominent as Cockclay and Situated west of it from this point the hill Slopes gradually to Mains Hill and remains nearly level to Cockclay from which point it also falls to Claffin Hill. -
OS1/3/21/90 BUBBLY BURN Bubbly Burn Bubbly Burn Bubbly Burn Bubbly Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small but rather a rapid Stream for the length of its Course, it Collects on the north Side of Claffin Hill and flows in a north [west] direction till it falls into Cummock Burn adjacent to where the Parish Boundary joins that water [it has] a few Steep grassy banks along a part of it.
OS1/3/21/90 CLAWFIN HILL Claffin Hill Clawfin Hill Clawfin Hill Clawfin Hill - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Sheep and mossy pasture hill extending from Camlarg hill to the Parish Boundary and along the Cummock Water it is prominent but neither so high nor prominent as Camlarg the property of Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/91 BLACK BURN Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small Stream Collecting and flowing from the north base of Benbeoch out of Headmark Moss in an easterly direction till it passes Benbain house then in a Southerly direction Crossing the Turnpike road over which is a Small Stone Bridge of one arch thence by the farm Steading of Claffin till it joins the Cummock Burn South of the latter
OS1/3/21/91 COAL GLEN Coal Glen Coal Glen Coal Glen Coal Glen - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small narrow but deep Glen in Some places the Side's are very Steep and rocky, and coal mine protruding here and there there is a very small nameless Stream flowing through it. -
OS1/3/21/91 BEOCH LANE Beoch Lane Beoch Lane Beoch Lane Beoch Lane Beoch Lane Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 047 A Small Stream Collecting partly at the South base of Benbain and partly along the Parish Boundary flowing in north easterly direction by Beoch Farm Steading - for further description See Parish of New Cumnock.-
OS1/3/21/91 [Page] 91 Parish Dalmellington Sheet 47 - 5 & 9 and 46 - 8
OS1/3/21/92 CLAWFIN Claffin Clawfin Clawfin. Clawfin Clafin - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway Johnston's County Map 047 A large Farm Steading one Storey high partly Slated and partly Thatched in good repair on the South of Turnpike road from Dalmellington to New Cumnock there is a large extent of moorland and Some arable attached to this farm the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/92 RED CLEUGH BURN Red Cleugh Burn Red Cleugh Burn Red Cleugh Burn Red Cleugh Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small Stream collecting and flowing in a northerly direction from the north east Side of Camlarg Hill till it forms the Cummock Burn at where the Black Burn falls into it. -
OS1/3/21/92 WHITE BURN White Burn White Burn White Burn White Burn - A. Hervey W. Gilchrist W. G. Galloway 047 A Small but rapid Stream flowing in a northerly direction down a Steep part of Camlarg hill and collecting on the Summit of it it joins the Cummock Water east of Little Camlarg. -
OS1/3/21/92 [Page] 92 Parish of Dalmellington Sheet 47 - 9 [Note] Altered by directions from O.M.O [Ordnance Map Office]- "c" having been decided to be used instead of "g", on the Scotch plans, in this word. J.L.
OS1/3/21/93 BLACK BURN Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn - William Walker Esqr. Revd [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] Mr Robert Smith Mr William Galloway 047 A Small Stream flowing from the Summit of the Hills between Harthorn Hill and Chair hill flowing in north westerly course till it joins Sheel Burn adjacent to Some enclosures & a Sheep ree
OS1/3/21/93 HARTHORN BURN Harthorn Burn Harthorn Burn Harthorn Burn Harthorn Burn Harthorn Burn - Mr William Galloway William Walker Esqr. Mr Robert Smith Revd [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A Small Stream collecting and flowing from the west base of Windy Standard in a westerly direction to join Sheel Burn at the South east base of Brown hill. -
OS1/3/21/93 STONECROSS BURN Stonecross Burn Stonecross Burn Stonecross Burn Stonecross Burn Stone Cross Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr Robert Smith Mr William Galloway Revd [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A Small but rapid Stream collecting at the east Base of Benbrack in the Parish of New Cumnock and forming the Parish Boundary between it and Dalmellington till it joins Pougherygown Burn at the junction of the Parish with the County boundary the greatest part of its Course is through a narrow Steep' partly Rocky and partly grassy Ravine
OS1/3/21/93 [Page] 93 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 -13 & 14
OS1/3/21/94 BENBRACK Benbrack Benbrack Benbrack Benbrack Benbrack - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A prominent Sheep pasture hill, on the Summit of which is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station, extending from the Parish Boundary to Benbrack Burn and from Pougherygown Burn to Mossdale and Cummock Burn or to the South base of Clawfin Hill it affords good pasture for Sheep it is dry and a little rocky. This hill (with a few others in the neighbourhood) is the highest in the Parish. The Water on the north Side flows into the Frith of Clyde [or] the River Doon and the Water on the South flows into the Solway Frith or River Dee and consequently the Highest ground between the two Friths. The property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/94 WEE BENBRACK Wee Benbrack Wee Benbrack Wee Benbrack Wee Benbrack Wee Benbrack - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A portion of the east Side of Benbrack not So high as the west Side on which the Trig [Trigonometrical] Station is, and extending to the [junction] of the Parish and County Boundary. the Parish boundary marches along the east base of it. it affords good pasturage for Sheep in the Summer. The property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/94 [Page] 94 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 - 14
OS1/3/21/95 LONG RIG Long Rigg Long Rigg Long Rigg Long Rigg William Walker Esqr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist EM [Established Minister] 053 A portion of the west-Side of Brown hill extending from Trough Burn by Rowntree Burn to nearly the Summit of the hill the name applies to that part of brown hill which is most rocky-
OS1/3/21/95 [Page] 25 Parish of Dalmellington Sheet 47 13 & 53 -1 [Long Rig, note ] Altered by direction from O.M.O. [Ordnance Map Office] J.L.
OS1/3/21/95 Long Rigg is named on map 053
OS1/3/21/96 HARTHORN HILL Harthorn Hill Harthorn Hill Harthorn Hill Harthorn Hill Harthorn Hill - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A prominent Sheep pasture hill with large Scattered Rocks extending along Sheel Burn Black Burn and Harthorn Burn nearly round at the base but partly flat on the top with Several hollows here and there a few prominent large rocks the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/96 BROWN HILL Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A prominent hill, large in extent and rocky, Composed of good dry Sheep pasture with a few patches of deep moss extending from Mossdale Burn to Rowantree Burn and from Sheel Burn to Trough Burn there is a trig [trigonometrical] Station on the highest point of [it] from which point it is nearly level to the base of the Court Knowes, the West Side (or Long Craig) is very rocky the property of the Hone. [Honouable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/96 [Page] 96 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47-13 & 14, 53-1
OS1/3/21/97 BENBRACK BURN Benbrack Burn Benbrack Burn Benbrack Burn Benbrack Burn Benbrack Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A Small but very rapid Stream collecting at the west margin of Benbrack in a Small hollow between it and Chair Hill from which hollow the water flows West & east viz to the Frith of Clyde and to the Frith of Solway or Wigton Bay. - a part of its course is through a Small but Steep Rocky glen it joins Mossdale Burn at the north west base of Benbrack. -
OS1/3/21/97 SHIEL BURN Shiel Burn Shiel Burn Shiel Burn Shiel Burn Shiel Burn Shiel Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] Johnston's County Map 047 A rapid Stony Burn which Collects on the Side of Slown's Cairn flows ina northerly direction by the east Side of Brown hill and by the west Side of Harthorn and Chair Hills till it joins Mossdale Burn at the north east end of Brown Hill, a portion of its Course is through a deep Steep Ravine between Brown hill and Harthor hill
OS1/3/21/97 [Page] 97 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 - 14 & 13
OS1/3/21/98 MOSSDALE BURN Mossdale Burn Mossdale Burn Mossdale Burn Mossdale Burn Mossdale Burn Mossdale Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] Johnston's County Map 047 A Rapid Stream Collecting and flowing from the north base of Benbrack in a westerly direction, through a deep, and in Some parts preciptious Glen, by Mossdale Farm House, till it joins the Water of Muick adjacent, it is the third largest Stream in the Parish the Water of Muick being the largest and Cummock Burn next in Size So far as the quantity of water is concerned. -
OS1/3/21/98 PENNIQUITE BURN Penniquite Burn Penniquite Burn Penniquite Burn Penniquite Burn Penniquite Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A Small Stream flowing from nearly the Summit of Benbrack, dividing Benbrack from Wee Benbrack along its Course till it joins the Cummock Burn at the point where the Parish Boundary leaves that Stream, and at the north east base of Benbrack.-
OS1/3/21/98 [Page] 98 Parish of Dalmellington Sheet 47 - 13 & 14 and 53 - 1
OS1/3/21/99 CHAIR HILL Chair Hill Chair Hill Chair Hill Chair Hill Chair Hill - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A prominent rocky hill forming a part of the Same range of hill with Brown hill and Benbrack between Mossdale, Benbrack, Shiel, and Black Burns, a portion of the South end is rather rocky
OS1/3/21/99 POUGHERYGOWN BURN Pougherygown Burn Pougherygown Burn Pougherygown Burn Pougherygown Burn Pougherygown Burn Pochriegaun Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] Johnston's County Map 047 A Stream collecting and flowing from the north base of Windy Standard in a northerly direction to the base of Benbrack thence in easterly direction till it leaves the Parish - at its junction with Stone Cross burn, it thence becomes the County boundary and joins the Water of Deugh in Kirkcudbright - the true parent Stream of the Dee.
OS1/3/21/99 [Page] 99 Parish of Dalmellington -- Sheet 47 - 13 & 14, 53 - 2
OS1/3/21/100 KNOCKSKAE Knockskae Knockskae Knockskae Knockskae Nocksketh Knockskae - William Walker Esqr. Bellsbank Mr. Robert Smith Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] Mr. William Galloway Parish Schoolmaster Johnston's County Map 046 ; 047 A very prominent nearly round hill on the Summit of which is a trig [trigonometrical] Station to the left of the road to Carsphairn, it affords excellent pasturage is dry and a little rocky on the west Side the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/100 SNABB Snabb Snabb Snabb Snabb Snabb - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A Small round Knoll on the Summit of Knockskae on which is a trig [trigonometrical] Station and gives this part of the hill a Conical appearance
OS1/3/21/100 CORBIE CRAIG Corbie Craig Corbie Craig Corbie Craig Corbie Craig Corbie Craig - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E.M. [Established Minister] 047 A precipitous Rock or Cliff on the north margin of Mossdale Burn at the South east base of Knockskea a part of it is nearly perpendicular and inaccessable with a few natural Stunted [trees] here and there -
OS1/3/21/100 [Page] 100 Parish of Dalmellington 47 - 13
OS1/3/21/101 BUBBLY CAIRN Bubbly Cairn Bubbly Cairn Bubbly Cairn Bubbly Cairn - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 This is the remains or Site of a Cairn now level with the adjacent Surface. Some time ago the Stones of it were taken away to build dykes in the neighbourhood, when taking away the Stones a great quantity of Human bones were found in it - though apparently large it was not as large as Cairnennock the both Stand on the Roman Road Situate at the north east end of Dalfarson plantation. -
OS1/3/21/101 ERIFF POINT Eriff Point Eriff Point Eriff Point Eriff Point Eriff Point - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr Robert Smith 053 A jutting point in Loch Doon at the Ford of Moak a farmsteading named Eriff Stands near the point.
OS1/3/21/101 [Page] 101 Dalmellington Parish Sheet 52 - 4 and 53 - 13 [Note] Straiton Traces [T.O.P.]
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OS1/3/21/103 CRAIGS OF NESS Craigs of Ness Craigs of Ness Craigs of Ness Craigs of Ness Craigs of Ness - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Johnston's County Map 052 A deep Gorge through which flows the River Doon, about a mile long between 4 and 5 hundred feet high above the bed of the Stream the Sides are Steep Rocky and in Some places like the wall of a house Covered with natural wood Oak, Beech, Ash, and birch here and there with white or gray masses of projecting rock ready to tumble down. the highest point of the Cliff is about the middle of the Glen and at the Same time that which has the Smallest base being much Steeper than at any other part, the Dalmellington or east Side is much Steeper than the Straiton or west Side - the whole appearance is like to an inclined artificial Cut throug a hill like to a railway Cutting So far as the banks are concerned, the greater depth, width and height being about the middle nothing of its wild and awful grandeur Can be Shewn on paper as a ground plan It ranks as one of the finest landScape or mountain passes in Ayrshire or perhaps in Scotland
OS1/3/21/103 [Page] 103 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 52 - 8
OS1/3/21/104 BRIDGE OF NESS Bridge of Ness Bridge of Ness Bridge of Ness Bridge of Ness Bridge of Ness - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Johnston's County Map 052 A Parish Bridge of one Arch on the Parish Road from Mossdale to Loch Doon. Substantially built of Stone and in good repair at the South entrance to the Craig of Ness over the River Doon at present there is little or no use of it Since the tunnels were cut Some 90 years ago, by means of those tunnels the water was lowered about 14 feet and two Sluices one to each tunnel was erected at the mouth So as to regulate the quantity of water in the Loch Since then the Loch Seldom or ever rises to that height which requires the use of a Bridge to pass over-
OS1/3/21/104 [Page] 104 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 52 - 8
OS1/3/21/105 DALFARSON HILL Dalfarson Hill Dalfarson Hill Dalfarson Hill Dalfarson Hill - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 A rocky Heathy pasture hill, the rocks are prominent and in Some places Cliffy - on east of Gaw Glen Burn and adjacent to Dalfarson Plantation the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonl. [Colonel] Cathcart
OS1/3/21/105 GAW GLEN Gaw Glen Gaw Glen Gaw Glen Gaw Glen - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 A deep Glen through which flows Gaw Glen Burn is planted and a little rocky rather Steep on the west Side the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart -
OS1/3/21/105 BLACK BURN Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 A Small Stream Collecting and flowing from the north east base of Muickle Eriff Hill in a westerly direction till it falls into Loch Doon at the north west of the above hill it is a little rocky towards the Loch -
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OS1/3/21/106 BLACK BURN KNOWES Black Burn Knowes Black Burn Knowes Black Burn Knowes Black Burn Knowes - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 A number of Small rocky Knolls between Black Burn and Dalfarson Plantation Some of which are Steep rocky and Cliffy affording good rocky Heathy pasture the property of Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/106 BROAD DUB Broad Dub Broad Dub Broad Dub Broad Dub - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 A Shallow portion of the River Doon at the north entrance to the Craigs of Ness it is a little wider than any other part of the river to the Bridge of Ness -
OS1/3/21/106 SHOT CRAIG Shot Craig Shot Craig Shot Craig Shot Craig - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 A portion of the Craigs of Ness which protrudes and Causes a Sudden bend in the River Doon it is Steep and rocky producing natural wood -
OS1/3/21/106 PIKE FALL Pike Fall Pike Fall Pike Fall Pike Fall - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 052 An artificial fall on the River Doon in the Craigs of Ness to prevent the Pike from going up to Loch Doon it is about 4 feet high and level with the top of river -
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OS1/3/21/107 GAW GLEN BRIDGE Gaw Glen Bridge Gaw Glen Bridge Gaw Glen Bridge Gaw Glen Bridge Gaw Glen Bridge - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 A Small Stone Bridge of one arch over Gaw Glen and on the Parish Road from Mossdale to the Bridge of Ness and about half a mile South of Dalfarson
OS1/3/21/107 COCK CLAY Cock Clay Cock Clay Cock Clay Cock Clay Cock Clay - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 A Small round Knoll on the South edge of Dalfarson Plantation on the top of which is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station its all Steep and rocky with very little wood on it and rather prominent the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/108 DALFARSON PLANTATION Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation Dalfarson Plantation - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 A large Fir and Larch plantation of about 60 years growth extending South of Pakilly Burn to Bryans heights and from this westwards to the Craigs of Ness the Parish Road to the Bridge of Ness through the greatest length of it. the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart - The Course of the Roman Road is through the east Side of it -
OS1/3/21/108 DALFARSON Dalfarson Dalfarson Dalfarson Dalfarson Dalfarson Dalfarsan - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Johnston's County Map 052 Three thatched houses one Storey high in good repair in and at north west end of Dalfarson Plantation the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart and occupied by a few of work men the Key of the Craigs of Ness is Kept here -
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OS1/3/21/109 ENGLISHMAN'S STAIRS Englishman's Stairs Englishman's Stairs Englishman's Stairs Englishman's Stairs Englishman's Stairs - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 A Small round Rocky Knoll about 10 feet high on the west Side the Rock from the Bottom to the top is broken like Steps or Stairs from this material feature I fancy it has got the name there is however nothing either Historical traditional connected with the name it rather prominent on the Side or Slope of Muckle Eriff Hill adjacent to the Boathouse on Loch Doon - The property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart - Berbeth
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OS1/3/21/111 GAW GLEN BURN Gaw Glen Burn Gaw Glen Burn Gaw Glen Burn Gaw Glen Burn Gaw Glen Burn - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 ; 053 A Stream Collecting and flowing from the west base of Bryans Heights in a Southerly direction till it crosses a new private road leading from Much Lodge to Berbeth House. it then Keeps along the road through Gawglen till it passes by Dalfarson and falls into the River Doon. it is rocky and uneven but Keeps a direct line Some of its banks are very steep it Crosses the road 5 times - there are two Stone Bridges on it one private and nameless the other on the Parish road in Dalfarson Plantation
OS1/3/21/111 ERIFF BURN Eriff Burn Eriff Burn Eriff Burn Eriff Burn Eriff Burn - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 A Stream Collecting from Surface drains at the Sout east base of Bryans Heights and flowing partly in a westerly and partly Southerly direction till it falls into Loch Doon a little west of Little Eriff a portion of it is a little rocky and becomes rather a rapid Stream before it joins the Loch Untill of late its Course was through a Loch - Loch Gaw
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OS1/3/21/112 GLENMUCK BRIDGE Glenmuck Bridge Glenmuck Bridge Glenmuck Bridge Glenmuck Bridge Glenmuck Bridge - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 A Substantial Stone Bridge of one arch over the Muick Water on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries and about 3¼ miles from Dalmellington it was taken away by the last great flood and lately rebuilt
OS1/3/21/112 KINTAR KNOWE Kintar Knowe Kintar Knowe Kintar Knowe Kintar Knowe Kintar Knowe - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 A Small round Heathy pasture Knoll rather prominent on the east margin of Eriff Burn and noth of Loch Gaur The property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/113 TROUGH BURN Trough Burn Trough Burn Trough Burn Trough Burn Trough Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A Small but rapid Stream Collecting and flowing from the east base of Glenmuiik Craig in a northerly direction receiving Rowantree Burn in its Course till it joins Mossdale Burn a little east of Mossdale a part of it s Course is through a deep rocky glen -
OS1/3/21/113 ROWANTREE BURN Rowantree Burn Rowantree Burn Rowantree Burn Rowantree Burn Rowantree Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist 053 A Small but rapid Stream flowing from east base of Court Knowes and north base of Slone Cairn, dividing Court Knowes from Brown Hill and Long Craig till it joins Trough Burn at the South west base of the latter - there are no rowantrees on it, though there may have been
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OS1/3/21/114 COURT KNOWES Court Knowe's Court Knowes Court Knowes Court Knowes Court Knowes - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A Rocky Hill formed of Several Rocky Knowes rising one above another the face of which are nealy perpendicular and cliffy and appears quite prominent at a distance the rocks is of a whinstone nature - the property of Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/114 SLOWN'S CAIRN Slown's Cairn Slown's Cairn Slowns Cairn Slowns Cairn Slowns Cairn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist 053 A portion of a nameless Rocky Hill. It with Court Knowes Windy Standard and other nameless portions form a high prominent Rocky hill extending from Genmuick Craig and Mossdale Craig in an easterly direction to the County Boundary where it terminates, it is by far the highest range, in the parish I have made [of] inquiries regarding getting a name for the white hill but failed - it has no particular name - there are a number of Small Stone piles along the march between Mossdale & Glenmuick farms which runs over this hill, from these Shepherd's Piles it gets the word Cairn there is no Cairn on the the hill with exception of those piles which [are] often called Cairns through the County by its Shepherds
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OS1/3/21/115 GLENMUCK CRAIG Glenmuck Craig Glenmuck Craig Glenmuck Craig Glenmuck Craig Glenmuck Craig - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Merchant Mr. William Galloway Parish School master Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A prominent large rocky Steep hill extending along the east Side of the Turnpike road from Ayr to Cairsphairn in Kirkcudbright and opposite to Craigwaughton - on the other Side of the road - both Craigs approach So near that there is just room and no more for the road and river at the bottom - It is formed of Steep Rocky Knowes one above another and appears from the road as if it was all one precipitous Cliff ready to tumble down on the passerby; at the bottom of each cliff is a quantity of loose Scattered rocks rolled from the Cliff. - The west Side the most Cliffy the north and east Sides next then South Side is a little rocky with a gradual Slope to Craig Burn the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart Berbeth House
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OS1/3/21/116 MOSSDALE CRAIG Mossdale Craig Mossdale Craig Mossdale Craig Mossdale Craig Mossdale Craig - William Walker Esqr. Bellsbank Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A prominent high rocky hill, one of the most Singular hills I have ever Seen it is formed of benches one above another each of which vary in length, height, Steepness and formation, nearly every one of which is more or less perpendicular one the east north and west Side or face of the Hill. from the top it appears a regular Slope to the bottom but from the bottom it looks as if it was one continual cliff to the top bare and barren nothing to be Seen but gray whinstone rock, from the top of each of these benches the ground is nearly level and grassy to the next bench or rocky Cliff - The [portion] next the road is one Continual range of Cliff Connected with Glenmuick Craig of which both [foms] the Same hill but in different Farms under the Same proprietor the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart Berbeth House
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OS1/3/21/117 MEIKLE CRAIGWAUGHTON Meikle Craigwaughton 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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OS1/3/21/118 LITTLE CRAIGWAUGHTON Little Craigwaughton Little Craigwaughton Little Craigwaughton Little Craigwaughton Little Craigwaughton - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A Steep precipitous Rocky Cliff Connected with and forming the Same Cliff with Meikle Craigwaughton the rocks are of a Whinstone nature with a few natural Scattered trees here and there, the principal part of the large overhanging rocks ends with the extent of this Cliff it becomes more grassy and not So Steep [South] The property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/118 CARRIER'S WELL Carriers Well Carriers Well Carriers Well Carriers Well Carriers Well - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A Small Spring issuing out of the Side [of] the hill by the road Side from Ayr to Dumfries at the west base of 'Craig of the Shores' it is pure Spring water but of no mineral quality, this [is] a modern nam given to it at the time this road was made
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OS1/3/21/119 CRAIG OF THE SHORES Craig of the Shore's Craig of the Shores Craig of the Shores Craig of the Shores Craig of the Shores - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A portion of Glenmuick Craig adjacent to the road and opposite to Craigwaughton Its Steep & Rocky forming in Som parts precipitous Cliffs but not high at least not So high as either Craigwaughton or Glenmuck craig rhe property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart Berbeth - I could not learn the cause of this Singular name but by conjecture I think the natural Cause is at the bottom joining Craigwaughton it is by far the most narrow passage in the Glen being just only the width of road and Stream both Cliffs approach So near that on approaching it from either Sides you would imagine there was no further egress the precipices on each Side rise to about between 3 and 4 hundred feet with a base of about 60 yards -
OS1/3/21/119 CRAIG HOUSE Craig House Craig House Craig House Craig House Craig House - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 051 A Steep portion of the South west end of Glenmuick Craig adjacent to the road partly Rocky and partly grassy but very Steep tradition Says that there was once a house on it for which reason it is Called 'Craig House', but there is no vestige of the hous on it at present there is a Small enclosure amongst the rocks used as a Stall for Sheltering Sheep &c. -
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OS1/3/21/120 MOSSDALE Mossdale Mossdale Mossdale Mossdale Mossdale Mossdale Mossdale - William Walker Esqr. Bellsbank Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Parish Schoolmaster Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] Johnston's County Map County Voters' list 053 A neat Substantial Stone building two Storeys high Slated and in excellent repair. the out offices are Clean and tastefully laid out with a neat garden and a clump of Fir trees in front of the dwelling on the road from Dalmellington to Cairsphairn and about 1½ miles from the former there is a Small portion of arable and a very large extent of excellent moor land attached to this farm house the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/120 MOSSDALE BRIDGE Mossdale Bridge Mossdale Bridge Mossdale Bridge Mossdale Bridge Mossdale Bridge - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A neat Substantial Stone bridge of one arch over the Mossdale Burn and the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries and adjacent to Mossdale Farm Steading
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OS1/3/21/121 WINDY STANDARD Windy Standard Windy Standard Windy Standard Windy Standard Windy Standard Windy Standart - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] Johnston's County Map 053 The highest and most prominent point in the Parish of Dalmellington on a nameless range of hill extending from Glenmuck and Mossdale Craigs in an easterly direction and terminating at the County Boundary between Ayr and Kirkcudbright. It Commands a grand and extensive view especially towards the Clyde, the Irish Coast & round to the Isle of Man. there is a trig [trigonometrical] Station on the Summit, the rocks on it are Smaller and less numerous than on onther portions of the hill west of it - it may well be called Windy but I could not learn why it put the other addition (Standard) The property of the Hone [Honourable] Colonell F. M. Cathcart Berbeth
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OS1/3/21/122 BLACK RIG Black Rigg Black Rigg Black Rigg Black Rigg Black Rigg - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Merchant Mr. William Galloway Parish School Master Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 047 A prominent rocky uneven hill bounded by Black Burn on the west and extending to the north base of Windy Standard and to the South margin of Chair Hill the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F M Cathcart Berbeth House.
OS1/3/21/122 PARRIE BURN Parrie Burn Parrie Burn Parrie Burn Parrie Burn Parrie Burn Pary Burn - Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Johnston's County Map 047 A Small Stream collecting and flowing from between Mains Hill and KnocKsKae in a westerly direction till it joins Muick Water a little north of Kirn Bridge Toll about half of its Course is through a Steep glen or ravine encreasing in Size as it approaches the Muick Water its banks are Rocky but its Course neary direct -
OS1/3/21/122 [Page] 122 Dalmellington Parish 53 - 14 Altered by directions from O.M.O. [Ordnance Map Office] J. L. 14-9-57
OS1/3/21/123 LOCHEN BURN Lochen Burn Lochen Burn Lochen Burn Lochen Burn Lochen Burn - William Walker Esqr. Bellsbank Mr. Robert Smith Merchant Mr. William Galloway Parish Schoolmaster Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A Small Stream Collecting on the Side of a nameless hill opposite and north of Campbell Hill its Course is direct South from top to bottom it becomes rather rapid as it approaches Muich Water at the north base of Campell hill
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OS1/3/21/124 CRAIG BURN Craig Burn Craig Burn Craig Burn Craig Burn Craig Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist 053 A Small but rapid Stream Collecting and flowing from nearly the Summit of Slone's Cairn in a South westerly direcion till it falls into Muich Water at the South end of Little Craigwaughton its rocky with broken banks and has a great fall not one inch of it being level from top to bottom. -
OS1/3/21/124 PEAT BURN Peat Burn Peat Burn Peat Burn Peat Burn Peat Burn - William Walker Esqr. Mr. Robert Smith Mr. William Galloway Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist E. M. [Established Minister] 053 A Stream Collecting and flowing from the South base of Windy Standard in a Southerly direction till it joins the Muick Water at the north west base of Campbell hill it is rocky & Steep with broken banks - it is likely it has taken its name from the fact of Peats being got nearly at the top where it collects there is no peat moss there now the Surface draining done away with a great quantity of mossy land
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OS1/3/21/125 PENNYARTHUR RIG Pennyarthur Rigg Pennyarthur Rigg Pennyarthur Rigg Pennyarthur Rigg Pennyarthur Rigg - William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 A Small Knoll with a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station and Sheep Shelter on the top affording very good Sheep pasture the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F M Cathcart
OS1/3/21/125 WELL HILL Well Hill Well Hill Well Hill Well Hill Well Hill Johnston's County Map William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 A round Sheep pasture hill rather prominent with a few Scattered Thorns and Some close Brushwood the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F M Cathcart Berbeth
OS1/3/21/125 PAKILLY BURN Pakilly Burn Pakilly Burn Pakilly Burn Pakilly Burn Pakilly Burn Estate Map 1851 William Walker Esqr. Revd. [Reverend] W. Gilchrist Mr. G Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 052 A Stream collecting from Surface drains at the north east corner of Dalfarson Plantation and flowing west through a part of the Same till it falls into the River Doon South of Stone Bridge a part of its Course is over a rocky bed and with broken banks on each Side wooded on each Side the whole of it Course. -
OS1/3/21/125 [Page] 125 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 53 - 4 [Note] 'Rig' to be used by decision of Captn. [Captain] Cameron R.E. [Royal Engineers]
OS1/3/21/126 STONE BRIDGE Stone Bridge Stone Bridge Stone Bridge Stone Bridge Stone Bridge - William Walker Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 A high narrow old fashioned Stone Bridge one arch over the River Doon on the old Avenue from Dalmellington to Berbeth House on a Stone in the battlements is the following Built 1721 Rebuilt 1821 It is about 7 feet above the level of the river - built by a farmer and Kept in repair by the present proprietor Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart - private property
OS1/3/21/126 LINN LIVER BRIDGE Linliver Bridge Linn Liver Bridge Linn Liver Bridge Linn Liver Bridge Estate Map 1857 John Blair James Macadam Matthew Young 053 A neat Substantial cut Stone Bridge of one arch over the River Doon on the avenue leading from Dalmellington to Berbeth House adjacent to Berbeth Mains built by a former and repaired by the present proprietor Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M Cathcart private property
OS1/3/21/126 [Page] 126 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 53 - 4 [Note] Copied from Name Sheet for Straiton Parish
OS1/3/21/127 BRYAN'S HEIGHTS Bryan's Heights Bryan's Heights Bryan's Heights Bryan's Heights Bryan's Heights - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 A prominent Rocky Heathy pasture hill formed of Several rocky Knolls on one of which is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station It extends along the old Roman road from the South east corner of Dalfarson plantation to Eriff Burn and as far east as Craigwaughton the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/127 HORSE KNOWE Horse Knowe Horse Knowe Horse Knowe Horse Knowe - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A Small round rock Knoll about 16 feet high above the general Surface with Steep rocky Sides all round and rather conspicuous from its position in a flat Soft moss the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart Berbeth. -
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OS1/3/21/128 CRAIG BRIDGE Craig Bridge Craig Bridge Craig Bridge Craig Bridge - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A Small Substantial Stone Bridge of one arch over Craig Burn on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries and about 3 miles from Dalmellington.
OS1/3/21/128 SMALL BURN Small Burn Small Burn Small Burn Small Burn - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A Small Stream flowing from S.W. [South West] base of Campbells Hill in a northerly direction till it falls int [into] the Muick Water a little West of Glenmuch House. -
OS1/3/21/128 TROSTON KNOWES Troston Knowes Traston Knowes Traston Knowes Traston Knowes - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A Small rocky portion of moor land composed of Small Knolls party Rock & producing heathy pasture on the road Side adjacent to and West of Glenmuck House the property of Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/129 CAMPBELL'S HILL Campbell's Hill Campbell's Hill Campbell's Hill Campbell's Hill Campbells Hill - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Johnston's County Map 053 A large round prominent Sheep pasture hill extending along the County boundary South of the Muick Water the highest Loch or Pool in in the Parish is on its Summit, the north Side is rather Steep the other Sides Slopes gradually there are a great quantity of loose and Solid rock along the South Sides the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart - Berbeth
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OS1/3/21/130 PUNASKIE BURN Punaskie Burn Punaskie Burn Punaskie Burn Punaskie Burn Punaskie Burn Punaskie Burn - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Estate plan of Balbeth 053 A Small but rather rocky rapid Stream flowing from the east base of Campbell's Hill in a South westerly direction crossing the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries and forming the County Boundary between Ayrshire and Kirkcudbright till it falls into Loch Muich. -
OS1/3/21/130 PUNASKIE BRIDGE Punaskie Bridge Punaskie Bridge Punaskie Bridge Punaskie Bridge Punaskie Bridge Punaskie Bridge - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Estate plan of Balbeth 053 A Small but Substantial Stone Bridge of one arch over Punaskie Burn on the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries and on the County Boundary between Ayr and Kirkcudbright - It is the highest Bridge on the road or rather this is the highest point of the road between Ayr and Dumfries. -
OS1/3/21/130 [Page] 130 Dalmellington Parish -- Sheet 53 6 & 10 Palnaskie Burn adopted on the Decimal Plans to agree with the 6 inch Plan according to Lt. [Lieutenant] Scotts decision Palnaskie Bridge adopted on the Decimal Plans to agree with the 6 inch Plan
OS1/3/21/131 LOCH MUCK Lock Muck Lock Muck Lock Muck Lock Muck Lock Muck Lock Muck - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Johnston's County Map 053 A deep fresh water Loch with good nearly level banks abounding in Fish of a large Size - the County Boundary between Ayrshire and Kirkcudbright take the South end of it to the right of the Turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries and north of MucK Lodge, Some persons Say that as it resembles the Shape of a Pig it was Called Muick the property of the Hone. [Honourable] F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/131 GLENMUCK Glenmuck Glenmuck Glenmuck Glenmuck Glenmuck Glenmuck - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith Johnston's County Map 053 A Small Thatched building one Storey high Occupied by a Shepherd apparently a very old place Some very large old Ash and Oak trees around it - on the South margin of the Muich Water and about 6 chains to the left of the turnpike road from Ayr to Dumfries the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/132 KNOX'S BURN Knox's Burn Knox's Burn Knox's Burn Knox's Burn Knox's Burn - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 A rapid rocky Stream flowing out of the South end of Loch Muick in a Southerly direction forming the County boundary between Ayrshire and Kirkcudbright for about half mile, it retains this name no further South than where it takes a Sudden turn westward to Loch Doon. Originally this Stream went by Carsphairn it was artificially turned into Loch Doon - from this artificial Cut or turn it gets the name of Moak Burn into Loch Doon. -
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OS1/3/21/133 LOCH GAUR Loch Gaur Loch Gaur Loch Gaur Loch Gaur - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 The Site of a fresh water Loch. Some time ago the bed of the Stream at the South end of the Loch was Sunk and the Loch drained, there is nothing of it to be Seen now but a Small marsh in the middle of where it was the rest is good rough pasture. Situate in a hollow on Erif Byrn and at the east base of Muckle Eriff Hill the property of Colonel Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/135 MUCKLE ERIFF Muckle Eriff Muckle Eriff Muckle Eriff Muckle Eriff - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 the remains of an Old Farm Steading with a few large trees the wall are about 4 feet high more like a Sheep Ree than the ruins of a house the property of Colonel Cathcart at the South east base of Muckle Eriff Hill. -
OS1/3/21/135 MUCKLE ERIFF HILL Muckle Eriff Hill Muckle Eriff Hill Muckle Eriff Hill Muckle Eriff Hill Eriff Hill - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Johnston's County Map 053 A high prominent Rocky heathy pasture hill on the Summit of which is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station on the east edge of Loch Doon the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
OS1/3/21/135 LITTLE ERIFF Little Eriff Little Eriff Little Eriff Little Eriff Eriffs - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Johnston's County Map 053 A Slated building one Storey high Occupied by a Shepherd - apparently a very old place attached to it is a Small portion of arable land Situated on the north margin of Loch Doon the property of Hone. [Honourable] Colonel Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/136 LITTLE ERIFF HILL Little Eriff Hill Little Eriff Hill Little Eriff Hill Little Eriff Hill - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A prominent extensive Sheep pasture hill on which is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station extending from Little Eriff to Loch Muick it affords very good pasture the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
OS1/3/21/136 CAIRNENNOCK (Remains of) Cairnennock Cairnennock Cairnennock Cairnennock Cairnennock - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 The remains of a cairn on the Summit of Little Eriff Hill, it is nearly level with the Surface, apparently it was of a large Size and Commanded an extensive view in all directions, the Stones to a great amount has been taken away to build dykes in the neighbourhood at which time it was explored and a great number of large human bones found in it, tradition is Silent & can say nothing about it It is on the edge of the Roman Road and on the margin of the County Boundary the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/137 LOCH RYAN Loch Ryan Loch Ryan Loch Ryan Loch Ryan - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 The Site of a fresh water Loch, before the Sluce at the Bridge of Ness was made it formed a part of Loch Doon. Since it is only occasionally after a heavy fall of rain that it becomes a pool, but the hollow Still retains the name producing good pasture &c. -
OS1/3/21/137 ERIFF BURNFOOT Eriff Burnfoot Eriff Burnfoot Eriff Burnfoot Eriff Burnfoot - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A Shallow portion of Loch Doon where the Eriff Burn falls into it. -
OS1/3/21/137 ISLE Isle Isle Isle Isle - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A round low Rocky heathy pasture hill on the Summit of which is a trig [trigonometrical] Station there is a deep hollow between it and Muckle Eriff Hill with this hollow and Loch Doon Surrounding it on the other Sides it appears like an Island at a distance the difference between the words Isle and Islands are only that the former is used for brevity the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Col. [Colonel] Cathcart
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OS1/3/21/138 MUCK BURN Muck Burn Muck Burn Muck Burn Muck Burn Muck Burn - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway Mr. Robert Smith 053 A Small but rapid Stream flowing out of Loch Muick in a westerly direction falling into Loch Doon at the Ford of Moak. Some time ago the Course of Knoxes Burn was artificially turned into Loch Doon in place of going by Cairsphairn its natural Course, previous to this a Small Stream flowed in the Same Channel which the larger occupies now, and was called Moak Burn - the Stream retains the name 'Knoxe's Burn' no further South than its old natural Course and Moak Burn goes no further east that the artificial cut -
OS1/3/21/138 CRUCKET RIG CrucKett Rig CrucKett Rig CrucKett Rig CrucKett Rigg - William Walker Esqr Revd. [Reverend] William Gilchrist Mr. William Galloway 053 A Small low Knowe at the South base of Little Eriff Hill producing party Sheep and Rocky Heathy pasture adjacent to Moak Burn the property of the Hone. [Honourable] Colonel F. M. Cathcart - Berbeth
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OS1/3/21/139 [Page] 139 Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington [Blank page after the entry for Arrow Point was cancelled]
OS1/3/21/140 RIVER DOON River Doon River Doon River Doon Doon River Mr James Macadam Mr W. Young Rev. [Reverend] J. Blair Johnston's County Map 053 This stream so often described has its source in Loch Doon [from] which it escapes through the [avenue of] rocky channels described in the Name Sheet containing Bridge of [Doon.] Its course through Craigs of [Ness] is rapid & noisy. From this [point] it passes through several [Craigs] into Bogton Loch, which is principally formed by [the] water from the river, and soon [after] glides smoothly past the village [of] Waterside & Patna. Its passage from Patna to its junction with [the] sea, three miles S. [South] of Ayr, [has] a slow winding course, [through] tame but finely-wooded [land.] It forms the boundary between [the] Ph's. [Parishes] of Straiton, Dalmellington & [Dalrymple] for a distance of ten miles. [Continued on next page]
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OS1/3/21/141 RIVER DOON 053 Loch Doon continued from the junction of Gallow Lane to the junction of a stone fence with the loch within a mile of the River Doon; and from this point to the Source of that river it divides the phs. [parishes] of Straiton & Dalmellington With a single patch of stunted wood on its E. [East] bank the eye oppressed by illimtable tracts of bleak rocky moorland stretching far away from its S. [South] & W. [West] sides and the prospect abruptly checked by a chain of round nameless [hills] which runs along its E. [East] bank; in [--] [--] entirely wanting in all those natural beauties which are almost always found crowded about the large lochs of Scotland. Doon Castle which stands near the head will nevertheless prove a source of unfading attraction to the tourist. There are boats in the loch during the fishing season for the accommodation of [anglers]
OS1/3/21/141 [Page] 141 Loch Doon continued
OS1/3/21/141 Cannot read on microfilm either.
OS1/3/21/142 LOCH DOON Loch Doon Loch Doon Loch Doon Loch Doon Loch Doon Estate Map 1851 Mr N. McDonald Mr John Gregg D McKie Esq Johnston's County Map 053 A well known loch in the ph. [parish] of [Straiton] property of the Marquis of Ailsa. It is [near] seven miles in length, average breadth ¾ [of] a mile Its principal supply is from two [large] streams which fall into it from the S. [South] side [of] Carrick Lane & Gallow Lane. Midway on [the] W. [West] Side it receives the Water of Loch Finlas from a stream called Garpoll Burn, and [from] the E. [East] side it is augmentsed by several rapid streams. A late Statistical Acct. [Account] of the [Parish] says - 'The sluices made about fifty years ago to regulate the egress of its [waters] have destroyed the bold outlet [had] when the stream poured over the rocky barrier, and laid bare a [-large] extent of generally useless land.' The E. [East] edge of the loch forms the boundary between the Counties of Ayr & Kirkcudbright
OS1/3/21/142 [Page] 142 Ph. [Parish] of Dalmellington
OS1/3/21/143 [Page] 143 [Volume] 21 OS1/3/21 Name Book Parish of Dalmellington Parts of Sheets 40, 46, 47, 52, & 53. Co. [County of] Ayr
OS1/3/21/144 [Page] 144 Dalmellington Parish Parts of Sheets, 40, 46, 47, 52, & 53 Name -- Page Auchenroy Bridge -- 40 Ayr & Dalmellington Railway -- 15 Arddoon -- 29 Bellsbank -- 76 Benbain - (A hill) -- 82 Benbain - (A house) -- 82 Benbeoch -- 84 Bebbeoch Craig -- 83 Benbrack -- 94 Benbrack Burn -- 97 Benbraniachan -- 20 Benwhat - (A ruin) -- 13 Benwhat - (a hill) -- 17 Beoch Lane -- 91 Black Burn (Plan 47.13.14) -- 93 Black Burn (Plan 52.8) -- 105 Black Bull Inn -- 66 Black Burn Knowes -- 106 Black Rig -- 122 Black Water -- 21 Bogton Loch -- 57 Bogton Plantation -- 58 Bogton Quarry -- 76 Branch of the Edinr. [Edinburgh] & Glasgow Bank -- 65 Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland -- 65 Bridgend -- 7 Bridge of Ness -- 104 Broad Dub -- 106 Brown Hill -- 96 Bryan's Heights -- 127 Bubbly Burn -- 90 Bubbly Cairn -- 101 Buchan's Bridge 55 Burnfoot -- 11 Burnhead -- 18 Burnhead Burn -- 14 Burnside T.P. [Turnpike] -- 45 Burnton -- 50 Burnton Burn -- 49 Cairnennock -- 136 Caldwell's Glen -- 22 Camlarg -- 88 Camlarg Hill -- 89 Camlarg Plantation -- 45 Campbell's Hill -- 129 Carrier's Well -- 118 Castle Crofts -- 68 Castle House -- 71 Castle Well -- 68 Chair Hill -- 99 Chalmerston Glen -- 42 Chalmerston Hill -- 21 Church - (Parish) -- 54 Clawfin -- 92 Clawfin Hill -- 90 Coal Glen -- 91 Cockclay - (a summit) -- 89 Cock Clay - (a knoll) -- 107 Corn Mill -- 61 Colliers' Row -- 44 Corbie Craig - (a cliff) -- 100 Corbie Craigs - (a ravine) -- 14 Corbie Craigs - (cottages) -- 18 Corbie Craigs Pit -- 18 Court Knowes -- 114 Craig Bridge -- 128 Craig Burn -- 124 Craigdonkey -- 17 Craig House -- 119 Craigmark -- 47 Craigmark Burn -- 22 Craigmark Hill -- 20 Craigmark School -- 48 Craigmark Smithy -- 48 Craigs of Ness -- 103 Craig of the Shores -- 119 Crighton's Knowe -- 79 Cross Keys Inn -- 66 Crucket Rig -- 138 Cummock Burn -- 56 Cutler -- 37 Cutler Burn -- 37
OS1/3/21/145 [Page] 145 Name -- Page Dalmellington Mill -- 61 Dalfarson -- 108 Dalfarson Hill -- 105 Dalfarson Plantation (46.16) -- 79 Dalfarson Plantation (52.8) -- 108 Dalharco -- 3 Dalmellington (Parish) -- 1 Dalmellington (Village) -- 60 Dalmellington Iron Works -- 23 Dalmellington Station -- 74 Dame Helen's Castle -- 72 Downieston -- 8 Downieston Hill -- 8 Drumgrange -- 10 Drumgrange Bridge -- 23 Drumgrange Burn -- 12 Dunaskin Quarry -- 32 Dunaskin -- 31 Dunaskin Brick Works -- 31 Dunaskin Bridge -- 30 Dunaskin Bridge (Upper) -- 32 Dunaskin Burn -- 36 Dunaskin Glen -- 35 East Chalmerston -- 41 Elizabeth Isle -- 57 Englishman's Stairs -- 109 Eriff Burn -- 111 Eriff Burnfoot -- 137 Eriff Point -- 101 Fox Park -- 86 Free Church -- 63 Gaa's Reading Room -- 64 Gatefauldhead -- 70 Gateside -- 54 Gaw Glen -- 105 Gaw Glen Bridge -- 107 Gaw Glen Burn -- 111 Gillie's Knowe -- 53 Glenmuck -- 131 Glenmuck Bridge -- 112 Glenmuck Craig -- 115 Green Hill -- 29 Hare Craig -- 39 Hare Stone -- 29 Harthorn Hill -- 96 Harthorn Burn -- 93 Headmark Moss -- 81 Herrons Well -- 73 Hillend -- 10 High Pennyarthur -- 75 Horse Knowe -- 127 Hospital -- 71 Iron Works -- 23 Isle -- 137 Jelliston -- 5 Keir's Bridge -- 30 Kintar Knowe -- 112 Kirn Bridge -- 69 Kirn Bridge T.P. [Turnpike] -- 69 Knockgerran -- 90 Knockkippen Hill -- 10 Knock Kippen Moss -- 13 Knockskae -- 100 Knox's Burn -- 132 Laight -- 38 Laight Castle -- 33 Laight Cottage -- 16 Lethan Hill -- 10
OS1/3/21/146 [Page] 146 Name -- Page Linn Liver Bridge -- 126 Little Craigwaughton -- 118 Little Camlarg -- 89 Little Eriff -- 135 Little Eriff Hill -- 136 Loch Doon -- 141 Lochen Burn -- 123 Loch Gaur -- 133 Loch Muck -- 131 Loch Ryan -- 137 Long Rig -- 95 Loupsheugh Burn -- 81 Mains -- 59 Mains Hill -- 46 Manse (Parish) -- 54 Meikle Craigwaughton -- 117 Meikleholm Bridge -- 24 Millers Bank -- 74 Milton (Plan 46.1) -- 7 Milton (Plan 46.12) -- 45 Minnivey -- 38 Muck Burn -- 138 Mote -- 62 Mossdale Burn -- 98 Mossdale Craig -- 116 Mossdale -- 120 Mossdale Bridge -- 120 Mote Braes -- 67 Mote Well -- 67 Muckle Eriff -- 135 Muckle Eriff Hill -- 135 Muck Water -- 77 McClymonts Bridge -- 58 Old Burnfoot -- 11 Old Kirk -- 63 Pakilly Burn -- 125 Parrie Burn -- 122 Patna Bridge -- 9 Patna Bridge T.P. [Turnpike] -- 7 Peat Burn -- 124 Pennyarthur -- 75 Penyarthur Rigg -- 125 Penniquite Burn -- 98 Pennyvenie -- 44 Pennyvenie Burn -- 85 Pennyvenie Glen -- 85 Pickan's Dyke -- 51 Pike Fall -- 106 Polnessan Bridge Lower -- 4 Polnessan Bridge Upper -- 3 Polnessan Burn -- 4 Post Office -- 66 Pougherygown Burn -- 99 Punaskie Bridge -- 130 Punaskie Burn -- 130 Ratten Loop -- 27 Red Cleugh Burn -- 92 River Doon -- 139 Roman Road -- 80 Rough Burn -- 19 Rowantree Burn (Plan 46.4) -- 19 Rowantree Burn (Plan 53.11) -- 113 School (Parish) -- 64 Shiel Burn -- 97 Shot Craig -- 106 Sillyhole -- 50 Sillyhole Bridge -- 39 Sillyhole Moss -- 40 Sillyhole Tilework -- 39 Sloanston -- 43 Sloanston Burn -- 43 Sloanston Plantation -- 43 Slown's Cairn -- 114 Small Burn -- 128 Smith's Bridge -- 55 Snabb -- 100 Stone Bridge -- 126 Stonecross Burn -- 93 Stony Burn -- 87 Spinning Mill -- 61 Station -- 74
OS1/3/21/146 Note: the page numbers for Stonecross Burn, Stony Burn, Spinning Mill and Station cannot be seen because of a fold in the page and, therefore, their numbers have been obtained from their actual pages.
OS1/3/21/147 [Page] 147 Name -- Page The Weel Pool -- 27 Tongue Glen -- 41 Town -- 59 Towns Common -- 70 Troston Knowes -- 128 Trough Burn -- 113 Upper Pennyvenie -- 85 Waulk Mill -- 61 Water of Coyle -- 16 Waterside (a farm) -- 9 Watersdie (a village) -- 25 Wee Benbrack -- 94 Well Hill -- 125 West Chalmerston -- 42 White Burn -- 92 Windy Standard -- 121