List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
HILL OF CAIRNS Hill of Cairns
Hill of Cairns
Hill of Cairns
William Bremner Tillydown
John Cruickshank Knauchland
John Taylor Retanach
015.15 A bold eminence on the lands of Mayen, whereon there are the remains of three large Druidical Cairns composed of a mixture of earth and stones standing about six feet above the earths surface, at one time they were of considerable height the upper parts were of a conical shape piled up with rough stone the greater number of which has been removed for drainage and other improvements on the lands of Mayen and Tillydown. there are also a number of small cairns Known as Primeval Tumili the fact of such objects leaves no doubt but the Cairns are of the character represented on trace.

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Co. [County] of Banff -- Parish of Rothiemay

Hill of Cairns Hill [note] part of descriptive text circled -- what is the meaning intended? See page 84

Cairns [note] Site of Cairns?

[signed] James Gray
S.R.E. [Sapper Royal Engineers]

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