List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
OLD FOCHABERS CROSS With JONGS attached Old town Cross of Fochabers Thomas Balmer. Esq:
Mr Williamson
Mr McDonald
007.10 A cylindrical pillar Some twelve feet high Surmounted by a Square Capital. Attached to it are the ancient jongs, consisting of a chain and collar for encircling the necks of delinquents. The Side of the pillar on which the jongs hang has been Considerably worn by it Swinging to and fro in the wind. It Stands in the Castle grounds on the north Side of the Kitchen garden, and marks the Site of the ancient Village of Fochabers.
DUCHESS' TREE The Duchess's Tree Thomas Balmer. Esq:
Mr Williamson
Mr McDonald
007.10 A magnificent lime tree Standing on the lawn near Gordon Castle. Its banyan like Arms with its pendant branches forms a Spacious Shady facade - Around the parent Stem there is a rustic Seat and the whole is enclosed by an iron railing.

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Co [County] Elgin - Ph [Parish] Bellie

"Some years ago, Fochabers was removed Southward from the vicinity of
Gordon Castle to a rising ground, near a mile distant, and built on a
neat Law, with an extensive square in the centre"
Old Statistical Account
"The ancient Cross of Fochabers may also be mentioned, now standing within the Duke of
Richmond's park"
New Statistical Account

[signed] J McDiarmid

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