Berwickshire, Volume 03

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/5/3/1 DULSE CRAIG Dulce Craig Dulce Craig Dulce Craig Dulse Andrew Collin Eyemouth John Brown Eyemouth Andrew Craig Eyemouth Jamiesons Scottish Dictionary 006.10 A rough ledge of rocks extending from high to low water marks.
OS1/5/3/1 NESTENDS Nestends Nestends Nestends Andrew Collin Eyemouth John Brown Eyemouth Andrew Craig Eyemouth 006.10 ; 006.14 A number of rough ledges of rocks on the sea beach extending from high to low water.
OS1/5/3/1 [Page] 1 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 10 Trace 4 -- J McDiarmid CA [Civilian Assistant] [Note Dulce Craig] -- The fucus; a species of seaweed
OS1/5/3/1 The definition of Dulse as "The fucus..." is from Jamiesons Scottish Dictionary.
OS1/5/3/2 BUSH CRAIG Bush Craig Bush Craig Bush Craig Robert Thorburn. Coldingham Shore John Colvin Coldingham Shore Archibald Johnstone. Coldingham Shore 006.10 One of a group of half-tide rocks in the roads opposite Eyemo [Eyemouth]
OS1/5/3/2 BRIGS Brigs Brigs Brigs Robert Thorburn. John Colvin. Archibald Johnstone. 006.10 Some half-tide rocks in the roa [roads] opposite Eyemouth Harbour.
OS1/5/3/2 HURKER Hurker Hurker Hurker Robert Thorburn John Colvin Archibald Johnstone. 006.10 A rock in the roads opposite Eyemouth harbour.
OS1/5/3/2 [Page] 2 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 10 Trace 4 -- J McDiarmid CA [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/5/3/3 WHITFIELD Whitfield Whitfield John MacIntyre Clerk to Mr Bowhill Thomas Bowhill Esqr Ayton Mr William Cleghorn Forest 005.16 A good farm house, with garden, cottages, and Suitable offices attached, It is the property of Capt. [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/3 WHITFIELD PLANTATION Whitfield Plantation Whitfield Plantation John MacIntyre Clerk to Mr Bowhill Thomas Bowhill Esqr Mr William Cleghorn 005.16 A large mixed Plantation, joining the farm of Whitfield (from whence the name) It is the Property of Capt. [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/3 [Page] 3 Ayton -- Sheet 5 -- 16 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John McCabe CA [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/5/3/4 [Page] 4 [Blank page]
OS1/5/3/5 OLD BROWNRIG PLANTATION Old Brownrig Plantation John MacIntyre, Clerk to Mr Bowhill Thomas Bowhill Esqr Ayton Mr William Cleghorn, (Forester) 006.16 ; 011.04 A long Strip of Plantation so called from being in the shape of a rig, and from the brown appearance of the trees, It is the Property of Capt. [Captain] Innis Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/5 ALEFIELDHILL PLANTATION Alefieldhill Plantation Alefieldhill Plantation Alefieldhill Plantation John MacIntyre Clerk to Mr Bowhill Thomas Bowhill Esqr Ayton William Cleghorn (Forester) 005.16 ; 011.04 A Small mixed Plantation which obtains its name from being in vicinity of the Ale Water. It is the property of Captn. [Captain] Innis Ayton Castle. Alefield Hill was the name of the enclosure before it was planted
OS1/5/3/5 [Page] 5 Ayton -- Sheet 5 - 16 -- Trace 5 -- Collected by John McCabe c/a [civilian assistant]
OS1/5/3/6 UNDER HONEYPIG PLANTATION Under Honeypig Plantation Under Honeypig Plantation Under Honeypig Plantation John MacIntyre, Clerk to Mr Bowhill Thomas Bowhill, Esqr Ayton Mr William Cleghorn. (Forester) 005.16 ; 011.04 A mixed Plantation It is the property of Capt. [Captain] Innis Ayton Castle. Mr Bowhill, (Agent for Capt [Captain] Innis Cannot give the derivation of "Honeypig"
OS1/5/3/6 MIDDLE HONEYPIG PLANTATION Middle Honeypig Plantation Middle Honeypig Plantation Middle Honeypig Plantation John MacIntyre Clerk to Mr Bowhill Thomas Bowhill Esqr Mr William Cleghorn 005.16 ; 011.04 A Small mixed Plantation It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Inn [Innis] Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/6 UPPER HONEYPIG PLANTATION Upper Honeypig Plantation Upper Honeypig Plantation Upper Honeypig Plantation John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill Esqr Mr William Cleghorn 005.16 ; 011.04 A Small mixed Plantati [Plantation] It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/6 [Page] 6 Ayton -- Sheet 5 - 16 -- Trace 5 -- Collected by John McCable c/a [civilian assistant]
OS1/5/3/7 ALEMILL BRIDGE Alemill Bridge Alemill Bridge Alemill Bridge Mr Andrew Wilson, Coldingham Mr John Johnston Coldingham Thomas Bowhill Esqr Ayton 005.16 A good Stone bridge of one arch, across the "Ale Water", on the road, leading from Coldingham to Ayton It is a Parish Bridge.
OS1/5/3/7 ALE WATER Ale Water Ale Water Ale Water Mr Andrew Wilson Coldingham Mr John Johnston Coldingham Thomas Bowhill Esqr 005.16 ; 006.13 ; 011.04 ; 012.01 A River of considerable Size, having its Source at 'Three Grange Burn", flowing in an easterly direction, and emptying itself into the Eye at "Mill Bank" Ale is derived from the Saxon Al Water or a liquid
OS1/5/3/7 [Page] 7 Ayton -- Sheet 5 - 16 -- Trace 6 -- Collected by John McCabe
OS1/5/3/8 [page] 8 Sheet 5-16 -- Ayton -- Collected by John McCabe [Blank page]
OS1/5/3/9 MILLERTON HILL Millerton Hill Millerton Hill Millerton Hill Millerton Hill Mr J. McDonald. Ayton Mr Andrew Young Ayton Mr Thomas Smith. Predergust. New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Berwickre [Berwickshire] 011.12 A conspicuous knoll. or knowe on the South West of the Village of Ayton; the whole of which is under cultivation. It forms a part of the farm of Prenderguest and is the property of Mr Balfour - of Whittingham
OS1/5/3/9 [Page] 9 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 12 Trace 2. -- Collected by J McDiarmid c.a. [civilian assistant]
OS1/5/3/10 [page] 10 [Blank page]
OS1/5/3/11 BROWN'S BANK Brown's Bank Brown's Bank Brown's Bank Alex Craig, Linthill. Mr William H Scott Mr William Smith Ph [Parish] Schoolmaster Eyemouth Inspector of Poor, Eyemouth 006.13 This name is applied to a row of workmen's Cottages, with Small gardens, a larger dwelling house, (unoccupied) a number of old buildings, in a ruinous state, that was formerly occupied as a Distillery. They are the property of Mr Colder "Redhill"
OS1/5/3/11 EYE WATER Eye Water Eye Water Eye Water Mr William Smith Mr William H Scott Mr Alexander Craig 006.13 A large river, emptying itself into the "German Ocean" at "Eyemouth,"
OS1/5/3/11 [Page] 11 Ayton Parish -- Sheet 6 No 13 -- Trace 3
OS1/5/3/12 [page] 12 Ayton 6-13 -- and 12-1-12-9 [Blank page]
OS1/5/3/13 NETHERBYRES Netherbyres Netherbyres House Netherbyres Netherbyres Mrs Hunter, Occupier William Smith Alexander Craig William H Scott 006.13 A neat built mansion pleasantly Situated on the edge of the Eye water over which the late proprietor erected a very neat "chain suspension bridge, the grounds around the " house are well wooded, and tastefully laid out, There are outhouses, and a neat walled garden attached, It is the property of M. Innes Esqr. Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/13 GUNSGREEN COTTAGE Gunsgreen Cottage Gunsgreen Cottage Gunsgreen Cottage William Smith Alexander Craig Mr William H Scott 006.13 A neat, Small Cottage, one Storey high with large garden attached It, is, the property of George Home Esqr. "Gunsgreen"
OS1/5/3/13 [Page] 13 Ayton Parish -- Sheet 6 No 13 -- [Trace] 6
OS1/5/3/14 [page] 14 [Blank page]
OS1/5/3/15 ELFIN LOCH Elfin Loch Elfin Loch Elfin Loch Andrew Wilson Alexander Collin Eyemouth John Leach, Eyemouth 006.14 A small inlet of very deep water. in the south east side of the Elfin Rocks
OS1/5/3/15 JOHN'S ROADS John's Roads John's Roads John's Roads Andrew Wilson Alexander Collin Eyemouth John Leach Eyemouth 006.14 A small inlet or Bay. well sheltered on either side by very large projecting masses of rocks. The shore is very rocky. and the descent steep and precipitous, I can glean no information regarding the origin of the name,
OS1/5/3/15 [page] 15 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 Number 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/16 RAMFAUDS Ramfauds Ramfauds Ramfauds Andrew Wilson. Alexander Collin, Eyemouth John Leach. Eyemouth 006.14 Two narrow inlets or guts, running in to the base of the precipice, and are separated by a narrow ledge of rocks, This name is applied because of their fancied resemblance to the enclosures used for separating Rams from the Ewes,
OS1/5/3/16 ELFIN ROCKS Elfin Rocks Elfin Rocks Elfin Rocks Andrew Wilson, Alexander Collin, Eyemouth John. Leach. Eyemouth 006.14 A large mass of very rugged and high rocks extending for a short distance into the sea and are above high water mark, Owing to the peculiar appearance presented by them wh [when] seen from sea, they are called by the Fishermen Elfin or Fairy rocks,
OS1/5/3/16 [Page] 16 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 6 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/17 NESTENDS Nestends Nestends Nestends Andrew Wilson, Alexander Collin. Eyemouth John Leech. Eyemouth 006.10 ; 006.14 This name is applied to a small bay or inlet the bottom and shore of which is very rocky and the descent very rocky and precipitive
OS1/5/3/17 POLLY Polly Polly Polly Andrew Wilson Alexander Collin John Leech 006.14 A large greywacke rock. above high water and is but a short distance from shore, Why it is called by this name I cannot ascertain
OS1/5/3/17 [page] 17 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/18 GUNSGREEN Gunsgreen Gunsgreen Gunsgreen Andrew Wilson. Mr. John Yule, Ayton Mr. Whitelaw. Ayton 006.14 A commodious dwelling house three stories high with suitable offices attached, all in good repair, Attached are also a shrubbery and a large kitchen garden - It is the property of the Occupant George Home. Esqr. " The principal peculiarity of this house is, that it was built by a wealthy smuggler -- for the purpose of carrying on his contraband traffic, he constructed it with many concealments within the house, & with others attached to it. These, it is supposed, have not all been discovered to this day; & if stored with valuable commodities, which, by any accident, have as yet been left untouched; they may enrich some future possessor with unexpected treasure hid either in the house or in the field. To these there is now no clew - It is only a few years since the carriage-horses of the present proprietor were nearly swallowed up while plowing a field near the house - owing to the roof of an unknown. by empty concealment giving way - of course not much treasure was found there -- Statistical account. Berwickshire pages. 137 - 8
OS1/5/3/18 GUNSGREENHILL Gunsgreenhill Gunsgreenhill Gunsgreenhill Andrew Wilson, Mr John Yule. Ayton Joseph Gibson, Occupant 006.14 A commodius farmhouse two stories high with suitable offices and a thrashing machine attached, all are in good repair, Attached are also a vegetable garden and a large arable farm, It is tenanted by Joseph Gibson. And is the property of George Home Esq. Gunsgreen.
OS1/5/3/18 [page] 18 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/19 THE GOLF The Golf The Golf The Golf Andrew Wilson, Alexander Collin John Leach 006.14 A very narrow inlet running into the base of a very steep and rocky precipice It is called "the Golf" because of its resemblance to the club used for striking the ball at the game of Golf,
OS1/5/3/19 WILLIE ANDERSON Willie Anderson Willie Anderson Willie Anderson Andrew Wilson Alexander Collin John Leach 006.14 A large mass of rock within low water mark -- partially covered at high water -- A fishing boat belonging to a person of this name was lost or broken upon this rock And the Occupant drowned, To commemorate this occurance the rock has been named
OS1/5/3/19 [page] 19 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/20 AGATE POINT Agate Point Agate Point Agate Point Andrew Wilson. Alexander Collin. Eyemouth John Leach, Eyemouth 006.14 A large mass of rocks (Greywacke) running out a considerable distance into the sea and forming a sort of conspicuous point. Agates have been found among these rocks hence the name
OS1/5/3/20 AGATE PUP Agate Pup Agate Pup Agate Pup Andrew Wilson, Alexander Collin, John Leach, 006.14 A large rock a short distance from Agate point. And presents no peculiar appearance
OS1/5/3/20 [page] 20 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/21 SCOUT CAVE Scout Cave Scout Cave Scout Cave Andrew Wilson, Alexander Collin John Leach 006.14 A large Cavern about two chains in length, in the face and at the base of a very perpendicular precipice, It is the haunt and breeding place of the scout, a small species of sea Gull,
OS1/5/3/21 DARING Daring Daring Daring Andrew Wilson, Alexander Collin John Leach 006.14 A very perpendicular precipice overhanging scout cave. the summit of which is more than two hundred feet above the level of the sea. To descend this precipice in search of Gulls eggs is considered by the Fishermen to be a very daring feat, And the precipice is distinguished for this reason by the name of Daring
OS1/5/3/21 [page] 21 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 4 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/22 SCOUT POINT Scout Point Scout Point Scout Point Andrew Wilson. Alexander Collin, Eyemouth John Leach, Eyemouth 006.14 A very precipitous and rocky point. upon which the scout, congregate in great numbers,
OS1/5/3/22 DOVE CAVE Dove Cave Dove Cave Dove Cave Andrew Wilson. Alexander Collin, John Leach 006.14 A very large cavern at the base and in the face of a very perpendicular precip [precipice] And can be approached only by boat. It is supposed to extend into the country two or three miles, Wild pigeons or Dove build in this cave in great numbers,
OS1/5/3/22 [page] 22 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 4 -- Collected by John W Rodgers
OS1/5/3/23 Pissing Mare Pissing Mare Pissing Mare Pissing Mare Andrew Wilson. John Leach. Eyemouth Alexander Collin. Eyemouth 06.14 This name is a applied to a low rocky precipice over which the water from two drains is precipitated into the Sea,
OS1/5/3/23 [page] 23 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers [Note] -- Name not used on the Place -- [initalled] W.B.
OS1/5/3/24 [page] 24 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers [Blank page]
OS1/5/3/25 HORSE HEAD Horse Head Horse Head Horse Head Andrew Wilson, Alexander Collin. Eyemouth John Leach. Eyemouth 006.14 A small inlet at the base of a very steep rocky precipice,. It has some resemblance in shape to a Horse Head.
OS1/5/3/25 [page] 25 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 6 No 14 -- Trace 4 -- Collected by John W Rodgers
OS1/5/3/26 [page] 26 [Blank page]
OS1/5/3/27 UNDER HONEYPIG PLANTATION Under Honeypig Plantation Under Honeypig Plantation Under Honeypig Plantation William Cleghorn. Alexander Scott. David Fowler, 005.16 ; 011.04 A mixed Plantation, It is the property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle,
OS1/5/3/27 MIDDLE HONEYPIG PLANTATION Middle Honeypig Plantation Middle Honeypig Plantation Middle Honeypig Plantation William Cleghorn. Alexander Scott, David Fowler, 005.16 ; 011.04 A mixed Plantation It is the property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/27 [page] 27 Sheet 11 No 4 -- Trace 2 -- Parish of Ayton -- Collected by John Webster Pte RS&M [Private Royal Sappers & Miners]
OS1/5/3/28 MILLKNOWE PLANTATION Millknowe Plantation Millknowe Plantation Millknowe Plantation William Claghorn. Alexander Scott. David Fowler. 011.04 A small mixed Plantation It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis. Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/28 MAXWELLFIELD PLANTATION Maxwellfield Plantation Maxwellfield Plantation Maxwellfield Plantation William Claghorn. Alexander Scott, David Fowler, 011.04 A long strip of mixed Plantation It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/28 WEDDERBURN PLANTATION Wedderburn Plantation Wedderburn Plantation Wedderburn Plantation William Claghorn Alexander Scott. David Fowler 011.04 A mixed Plantation It is the property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/28 MOORHOUSE PLANTATION Moor House Plantation Moorhouse Plantation Moorhouse Plantation William Claghorn Alexander Scott David Fowler. 011.04 A small mixed Plantation, so called from a house that was situated, in the centre of it and the ground having previously been a Moor. It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/28 DRILL PLANTATION Drill Plantation Drill Plantation Drill Plantation William Claghorn Alexander Scott David Fowler 011.04 A Plantation so called from the trees being pla [planted] in drills. It is the property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/28 [page] 28 Sheet 11 No 4 -- Trace 2 -- Parish of Ayton -- Collected by John Webster Pte RS&M [Private Royal Sappers & Miners] [Note Drill Plantation situation] -- Not written
OS1/5/3/29 DAM HEAD PLANTATION Dam Head Plantation Dam Head Plantation Dam Head Plantation William Claghorn. Alexander Scott. David Fowler. 011.04 A mixed Plantation, so called from its being situated near the head of the mill dam, It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis of Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/29 FLAS PLANTATION Flas Plantation Flas Plantation Flas Plantation William Claghorn. Alexander Scott. David Fowler. 011.04 A mixed Plantation It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/29 FEUARSMOOR PLANTATION Feuars Moor Plantation Feuars Moor Plantation Feuars Moor Plantation William Claghorn. Alexander Scott, David Fowler, 011.04 A mixed Plantation, it was once a Moor on which the Feuars of Ayton, were allowed to cut Turf, from which it obtains the name It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/29 LITTLE DEAN Little Dean Little Dean Little Dean David Fowler, James Craik, Joseph Bartlie, 011.04 A square built Farm House, with extensive offices and cottages attached, It is supposed to obtain its name from a small Dean which flows in the vicinity of the farm. It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle Occupied by James White. of Ayton Law.
OS1/5/3/29 [page] 29 Sheet 11 No 4 -- Trace 3 -- Parish of Ayton -- Collected by John Webster Pte RS&M [Private Royal Sappers & Miners]
OS1/5/3/30 ALEFIELDHILL PLANTATION Alefield Hill Plantation Alefield Hill Plantation Alefield Hill Plantation Alefieldhill Plantation Alefieldhill Plantation Alefieldhill Plantation William Claghorn, Ayton Wood House. Alexander Scott, Reston. David Fowler, John McIntyre Thomas Bowhill Esqr William Cleghorn 005.16 ; 011.04 A small mixed Plantation, which obtains its name from its being in the vicinity of the Ale Wa [Water] It is the property of Capt [Captain] Innis, of Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/30 OLD BROWNRIG PLANTATION Old Brownrig Plantation Old Brownrig Plantation Old Brownrig Plantation William Claghorn. Alexander Scott. David Fowler, 006.16 ; 011.04 A long strip of Plantation, so called from being the shape of a Rig, and From the Brown appea [appearance] of the Trees. It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/30 [page] 30 Sheet 11 No 4 -- Trace 3 -- Parish of Ayton -- Collected by John Webster Pte RS&M [Private Royal Sappers & Miners] [Note Ale Water (scored out)] -- See page 7
OS1/5/3/30 Words lost in fold of page
OS1/5/3/31 JESSIE'S PLANTATION Jessie's Plantation Jessie's Plantation Jessie's Plantation William Claghorn. Alexander Scott. David Fowler. 011.04 A small mixed Plantation It is the Property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/31 [page] 31 Sheet 11 No 4 -- Trace 5 -- Parish of Ayton -- Collected by John Webster Pte RS&M [Private Royal Sappers & Miners]
OS1/5/3/32 AYTONWOOD HOUSE Ayton Wood House Ayton Wood House Ayton Wood House Joseph Bartlie Alexander Scott William Claghorn. 011.04 A small square built House with garden attached It obtains its name from being situated in the wood near the Town of Ayton It is the property of Capt [Captain] Innis, Ayton Castle Occupied by William Claghorn, Forrester.
OS1/5/3/32 [page] 32 Sheet 11 No 4 -- Trace 6 -- Parish of Ayton -- Collected by John Webster Pte RS&M [Private Royal Sappers & Miners]
OS1/5/3/33 LITTLE DEAN Little Dean Little Dean Little Dean Thomas Bowhill Writer Ayton William Gleghorn Bursar Ayton Estate Mr Paterson Huldies Park Ayton 012.01 A small cleugh or ravine on the farm of Littledean. Its sides are very steep and are thickly covered with Fir and Forrest trees, a small stream flows through it.
OS1/5/3/33 LITTLE DEAN BURN Little Dean Burn Thomas Bowhill Ayton William Cleghorn Overseer Mr Paterson. 011.04 ; 012.01 A Burn flowing through a cleugh or ravine called Little Dean
OS1/5/3/33 [page] 33 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 1 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by c/a [Civilian Assistant] Rodgers [Note Ale Water (scored out)] -- See page 7
OS1/5/3/34 HULDIES PARK Huldies Park Huldies Park Huldies Park Thomas Bowhill James Paterson, Occupant William Cleghorn. Ayton. 012.01 A small farm house one story high with stabling Byres etc. attached are also a vegetable garden and a small farm It is the property of the occupant James Paterson.
OS1/5/3/34 PRIESTRIG PLANTATION Priestrig Plantation Priestrig Plantation Priestrig Plantation Thomas Bowhill Esqr Writer Ayton William Gleghorn Overseer. Ayton Estate James Paterson. Huldies Park Ayton 012.01 This name is applied to a strip of Plantation on the farm of Ayton Mains, It consists of Fir and Forrest trees. I cannot ascertain the origin of the name.
OS1/5/3/34 [page] 34 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 1 -- Trace 4 and 5 -- Collected by c/a [Civilian Assistant] Rodgers
OS1/5/3/35 MILLBANK COTTAGES Millbank Cottages Millbank Cottages Millbank Cottages John Innes Thomas Bowhill Esq. Writer. Ayton. William Gleghorn Ayton. 012.01 Two small cottages one story high and in good repair They are tenanted by Laborers and are the property of Mrs Martin Millbank House. Ayton
OS1/5/3/35 MAGGIE REIKIE'S WELL Maggie Reikies Well Maggie Reikies Well Maggie Reikies Well Thomas Bowhill Mr McIntyre. Ayton William Gleghorn Overseer Ayton Estate 012.01 This name is applied to a small spring or well on the farm of "Ayton Mains". This well was at one time on the property of a Woman called Maggie Reikie (a noted character) And it is the custom to call wells by or after the name of the Persons on whose property they are situated. The well is now on the property of Captan Innes Ayton House. but it still retains the name of its former Proprietress
OS1/5/3/35 [page] 35 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 1 -- Trace 2
OS1/5/3/36 MILLBANK MILL (Paper) Millbank Paper Mill Millbank Paper Mill Millbank Paper Mill John Innes, Manager Ayton Thomas Bowhill Esq. Writer Ayton Mr. Borthwick, Excise Officer Ayton 012.01 A large building with drying sheds and cottages for the workmen attached. all are in good repair. It is used as a Manufactory for Paper lace And Bonnet Boards. and affords constant employment to 30 hands. The Machinery is propelled by water. It is the property of Mrs. Martin. Millbank Ho [House] Ayton.
OS1/5/3/36 MILLBANK HOUSE Millbank House Millbank House Millbank House John Innes, Mr Borthwick Thomas Bowhill. Esqr 012.01 A plain and commodious dwelling house 3 stories high with stabling and coach house all are in good repair. There are also attached a Flower & vegetable garden And a few acres of land. It is tenanted by the proprietress Mrs Martin
OS1/5/3/36 [page] 36 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 1 -- Trace 2
OS1/5/3/37 NETTLY BURN Nettly Burn Nettly Burn Nettly Burn Thomas Bowhill Mr McIntyre. Ayton W Gleghorn, Overseer Ayton Estate 012.01; 012.02 A very insignificant stream rising on the farm of "Redhall" and flowing in a notherly direction passing. thro [through] a narrow strip of wood, after which it discharges itsef into the Eye Water
OS1/5/3/37 NETTLYBURN PLANTATION Nettly Burn Plantation Nettly Burn Plantation Nettly Burn Plantation Thomas Bowhill. Esq. Writer Ayton Thomas Gleghorn. Overseer Ayton Estate Mr McIntyre Ayton. 012.01 A narrow strip of Wood on the farm of "Redhall" It is composed of Elm & Fir trees. "Nettly Burn" flows down the centre of the Wood. hence the name, It is the property of Captain Innes. Ayton House
OS1/5/3/37 [page] 37 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 1 -- Trace 3 -- Collected by C/a [Civilian Assistant] Rodgers
OS1/5/3/38 EYE WATER Eye Water Eye Water Eye Water Mr Wilson. Coldingham Mr. Bowhill. Ayton William Gleghorn. Ayton Mr Johnstone, Coldingham, 006.13 A considerable stream rising on the Moors in Haddingtonshire and flowing in an easterly direction. and discharges itself into the German Ocean at Eyemouth
OS1/5/3/38 [page] 38 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No [-] -- Trace 3 -- Collected by C/a [civilian Assistant] Rodgers
OS1/5/3/39 AYTON KENNELS Ayton Kennels Ayton Kennels Ayton Kennels Thomas Bowhill William Gleghorn Ayton Mr Paterson Huldies Bank Ayton 012.01 This name is applied to a recently erected dwelling house and large Dog kennel The dwelling house is one story high with a vegetable garden attached. It is Occupied by a Gamekeeper And is the property of Captain Innes Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/39 AYTON MAINS Ayton Mains Ayton Mains Ayton Mains Thomas Bowhill. Esqr William Gleghorn Mr Paterson 012.01 A commodious farm house two stories high with suitable offices, and a thrashing machine attached are also a vegetable garden and a large arable farm. It is tenanted by Mr Darling and is the property of Captain Innes Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/39 [page] 39 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 1 -- Trace 5 -- Collected by C/a [Civilian Assistant] Rodgers
OS1/5/3/40 NETHERBYRES MILL (Flour) Netherbyres Mill Netherbyres Mill Netherbyres Mill Thomas Bowhill William Gleghorn Ayton Robert Bell. Occupant. 012.01 A small Flour Mill on the south side of the Water of Eye. The Machinery is propelled by Water power -- Attached are a dwelling house with stabling, Byres, and a vegetable garden It is tenanted by Robert Bell. and is the property of Captain Innes Ayton.
OS1/5/3/40 REDHALL Redhall Redhall Redhall Thomas Bowhill William Gleghorn Mr Peter Todd Occupant, 012.01 A commodious farm house two stories high with suitable offices and a steam thrashing Machine. all are in good repair Attached are also a vegetable garden and a large arable farm. It is tenanted by Peter Todd. and is the property of Captain Innes. Ayton House
OS1/5/3/40 [page] 40 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 1 -- Trace 5 and 6 -- Collected by C/a [Civilian Assistant] Rodgers
OS1/5/3/41 HAWKS HEUGH Hawks Heugh Hawks Heugh Hawks Heuch Andrew Collin Eyemouth James Gibson Eyemouth Mr Brown Eyemouth 012.02 A lofty rocky precipice on the sea coast frequented by hawks, and gulls for hatching their Young
OS1/5/3/41 BLEAK PIT Bleak Pit Bleak Pit Bleak Pit Andrew Collin, Eyemouth James Gibson, Eyemouth John Brown. Eyemouth 012.02 A small gut or creek in the face of a high rocky precipice on the sea coast called Bleak Heugh
OS1/5/3/41 BLEAK HEUGH Bleak Heugh Bleak Heugh Bleak Heugh Andrew Collin, Eyemouth James Gibson, Eyemouth John Brown Eyemouth 012.02 A high rocky precipice on the sea coast the sea washes its base at full tide
OS1/5/3/41 [page] 41 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 2 -- Trace 1 -- John McDiarmid C.A. [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/5/3/42 HURKER HAVEN Hurker Haven Hurker Haven Hurker Haven Andrew Collin Eyemouth James Gibson Eyemouth John Brown Eyemouth 012.02 A rocky beach on the sea coast, bounded on the land side by high precipices. and resorted to occasionally by fishing boats for Shelter
OS1/5/3/42 HURKER Hurker Hurker Hurker Andrew Collin Eyemouth James Gibson Eyemouth John Brown Eyemouth 012.02 A conspicuous ledge of rocks on the sea beach extending from high to low water marks
OS1/5/3/42 FANCOVE HEAD Fan Cove Head Fan Cove Head Fan Cove Head Andrew Collin Eyemouth. James Gibson Eyemouth John Brown Eyemouth 012.02 A high rocky precipice on the coast between Fan Cove and Hurker Haven
OS1/5/3/42 FAN COVE Fan Cove Fan Cove Fan Cove Andrew Collin Eyemouth. James Gibson Eyemouth John Brown Eyemouth 012.02 A large natural cave in the precipice bounding the sea coast frequented by various kinds of sea birds. and pigeons etc
OS1/5/3/42 [page] 42 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 2 -- Trace 1 -- John McDiarmid C.A. [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/5/3/43 GULL ROCK Gull Rock Gull Rock Gull Rock Andrew Wilson Alexander Collin John Leach 012.02 A large mass of rock, a short distance from the main land and above high water mark, It is of great height and very perpendicular, and is much frequented by Sea Gulls,
OS1/5/3/43 BREECHES ROCK Breeches Rock Breeches Rock Breeches Rock Andrew Wilson Alexander Collin John Leach 012.02 A large mass of rock very high and perpendicular, And above high water. It is perforated near to the centre. the hole or fissure is very large and causes the rock to look like a pair of breeches when seen from sea
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OS1/5/3/44 KING'S GARDEN King's Garden King's Garden King's Garden Andrew Wilson Alexander Collin John Leach 012.02 A rock of no great magnitude close to shore, and immediately at the base of a very steep Grassy slope, On its sum [summit] a few tufts of wild coarse grass grows And to the last named circumstance it owes its name
OS1/5/3/44 [Page] 44 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 2 -- Trace 5 -- Collected by John W Rodgers Sh==n Heugh -- Sh==n Heugh -- Sh==n Heugh Andrew Wilson Coldingham -- Alexander Collin-- John Leach A very large and high rock outside low water line. It is much frequented by sea fowl, consequently much whiten [whitened] with their excrement. [Note] -- Not used on the Plan
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OS1/5/3/46 MIDDEN ROCK Midden Rock Midden Rock Midden Rock Andrew Wilson. Alexander Collin. Eyemouth John Leach. Eyemouth 012.02 A small rock outside low water mark and is partially covered at high water, It is nearly square and presents to the Fishermen the appearance of Midden or Manure heap,
OS1/5/3/46 WEST CARR West Carr West Carr West Carr Alexander Collin Eyemouth. John Leach Eyemouth. Peter Gibson Eyemouth. 012.02 A small ledge of rocks on the coat only visible at low water.
OS1/5/3/46 EAST CARR East Carr East Carr East Carr Alexander Collin Eyemouth John Leach Eyemouth Peter Gibson Eyemouth 012.02 A small isolated rock on the coast only visible at low water.
OS1/5/3/46 [page] 46 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 2 -- Trace 5 -- Collected by John W Rodgers
OS1/5/3/47 HARRY CRAIG QUARRY (Sandstone) Harry Craig Quarry Harry Craig Quarry Harry Craig Quarry John Yule Thomas Bonhill. Esqr Mr McIntyre. Ayton. 011.08 A sandstone quarry of no great extent. on the farm of Aytonlaw. The stone is very coarse and of a reddish color. The feuars of Ayton Village possess the privilage of quarrying stone out of it. for building purposes, It is the property of Cap [Captain] Innes. Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/47 EYE WATER Eye Water Eye Water Eye Water T. Bowhill Esqr Ayton Mr McIntyre Ayton Mr Yule Ayton 006.13 A small river having its source on the Lammermoor Hills, flowing in an easterly direction and discharching itself into the German Ocwean at Eyemouth.
OS1/5/3/47 [Page] 47 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 8 Trace 2 -- Collected by J.W. Rodgers c/a [civilian assistant]
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OS1/5/3/49 RED LION INN [Ayton] Red Lion Inn Red Lion Inn Red Lion Inn John MacIntyre Mr Bathgate Occupant Sign Board Thomas Bowhill. Esqr, Ayton 011 A commodious house Two stories high with Offices and stabling attached. all are in good repair. There are also attached a garden and a small parcel of Arable Land. It is Occupied by the proprietor Thomas Bathgate who is licensed to sell, Wines, Spirits. & Beer.
OS1/5/3/49 POST OFFICE [Ayton] Post Office Post Office Post Office John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill Mr Colvill. Postmaster. 011.08 ; 011.09 An apartment in the house of Mr Colvill. Writer. used as the Post Office for the Town of Ayton.
OS1/5/3/49 [Page] 49 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 8 Trace 3 -- Collected by J W Rodgers c/a [civilian assistant]
OS1/5/3/49 Crossed out of the description for the Post office is "appropriated as an receiving office for letters . Letters are delivered and dispatched twice daily."
OS1/5/3/50 AYTONLAW Aytonlaw Aytonlaw Aytonlaw John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr. Writer Ayton William Gleghorn Ayton 011.08 A. commodious farmhouse two stories high with suitable offices and a steam thrashing mill attached, all are in good repair. There are also attached a vegetable garden and a large arable farm. It is tenanted by Mr. James White and is the property of Capt [Captain] James Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/50 AYTONLAW COTTAGES Aytonlaw Cottages Aytonlaw Cottages Aytonlaw Cottages Mr James White. Aytonlaw Stone Inscription. Aytonlaw Thomas Gleghorn Ayton 011.08 A row of small cottages one story high and in good repair, with vegetable gardens attached. They are occupied by the laborers of Aytonlaw farm.
OS1/5/3/50 [Page] 50 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet No 8 -- Trace 3 & 2 -- Collected by c/a [civilian assistant] Rodgers
OS1/5/3/51 AYTON Ayton Ayton Ayton John MacIntyre. Ayton Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Co [County] Map 011.08 ; 012.05 The village of Ayton stands on the Eye Water. and on the Edinburgh road near the centre of the parish. and about 8 miles from Berwick. It is modern regular neat and cleanly. It stands partly on a pleasant bank sloping to the south and has some handsome villas on its outskirts. It contains a parochial Church and school two united Presbyterian Meeting houses. and two good private schools. a Post Office a Court room. a Lockup. and Branch Offices of the commercial Bank of Scotland & the City of Glasgow Bank. a very good Hotel an Inn a small public house. two grocers or general dealers. three Bakers two Butchers, two Drapers & Clothiers. and several tradesmen of various other crafts. a small tannery Gas Works. (the streets are well lighted with gas) It contains two resident Medical practitioners There is a small Railway station on the North British line of Railway. within ¾ of a Mile, of the Village, The houses in the Village are the property of various person,
OS1/5/3/51 [Page] 51 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 8 Trace 3 -- Collected by J. W. Rodgers c/a [civilian assistant]
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OS1/5/3/53 BLEACHFLELD MILL (Paper) Bleschfield Paper Mill Bleachfield Paper Mill Bleachfield Paper Mill John Rule Mr Innes. Proprietor & Manager Mr Davidson. Ayton 011.08 A large building. with offices and drying sheds attached, all are in tolerable repair, It is used as a Manufactory for Pasteboard and affords employment to thirty persons. It is the property of Innes & Martin
OS1/5/3/53 PEELWALLS Peelwalls Peelwalls Peelwalls John Rule Yhomas Bowhill, Esqr Co [County] Map 011.08 A commodious and plainly built mansion three stories high. with suitable offices and stabling attached, all are in good repair There are attached. shrubberies, a vegetable garden. ornamental grounds, also a large park, It is occupied by the proprietoress Mrs Dixon The New Statistical Account of Berwickshire Page 137. states - "An elegant new Mansion house has been built of beautiful hewn stone, brought from the far famed quarries of Killaln , in Fifeshire; and the grounds and public roads have been so completely changed & improved, that anyone who has not seen the place during that short period would be utterly at a loss to recognize it as the same"
OS1/5/3/53 [Page] 53 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 8 Trace 6 -- Collected by J. W. Rodgers c/a [civilian assistant]
OS1/5/3/54 HORN BURN Horn Burn Horn Burn Horn Burn T Bowhill Esqr. Ayton Mr McIntyre Ayton Mr Yule Ayton 011 A small stream having its source in Billy Mire, flowing in an easterly direction and discharging itself into the Water of Eye near Aytonlaw farm,
OS1/5/3/54 NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY North British Railway North British Railway North British Railway T. Bowhill Esqr Ayton Mr McIntyre Ayton Mr Yule Ayton 011 A double line of Railway exten [extending] from Berwick to Edinburgh and about 58 miles in length.
OS1/5/3/54 [Page] 54 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 8 -- Trace 6 -- Collected by c/a [civilian assistant] Rodgers
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OS1/5/3/55 MANSE Manse (Parish) Manse (Parish) Manse (Parish) John McIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Mr Cairns. Ayton. 12.05 A plainly built dwelling house two stories high. with offices & stabling. all are in good repair. - Attached are also a fine garden, and gleble of the value of £24. It is the legal residence of the parish Minister, Mr Cameron,
OS1/5/3/55 SCHOOL (Parish) [Ayton] School (Parish) School (Parish) School (Parish) John McIntyre Thomas Bowhill Esqr. Mr Tod. Schoolmaster 012.05 A commodious building one story high with Offices. garden and playground. attached. The school room can contain 150. Average attendance, about 120, In addition to the Ordinary branches of eduction, French, German. Latin. & Greek, are taught, Schoolmasters Salary £34 a year. in addition to the school fees
OS1/5/3/55 [Page] 55 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers.
OS1/5/3/56 BLACK BULL INN [Ayton] Black Bull Inn Black Bull Inn Black Bull Inn John MacIntyre Mr Bowhill. Writer. Ayton Mr Whitelaw. 012.05 A commodious house two stories high. with stabling etc, and a vegetable garden attached. Licensed to sell Wines Spirits etc It is the property of the Occupant Mr Whitelaw.
OS1/5/3/56 NAG'S HEAD (PH) [Ayton] Nages Head (P.H.) [Public House Nags Head (P.H.) [Public House] Nags Head (P.H.) [Public House] John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Mr Thompson. Occupant 012.05 A small house two storied high and in good repair, with stabling and a garden attached. It is occupied by Mr Thomson, who is licensed to sell Spirits and Beer, It is feued from Captn [Captain] Innes Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/56 [Page] 56 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers,
OS1/5/3/57 GAS WORKS [Ayton] Ayton Gas Works Ayton Gas Works Ayton Gas Works John MacIntyre Mr Bowhill. Writer. Ayton Mr Whitelaw 012.05 A small building one story high with two Gasometers. and others necessary requisites for the manufacture of Gas, attached. It is the property of the Ayton Gas Co [Company]
OS1/5/3/57 AYTON COURT ROOM Ayton Court Room Ayton Court Room Ayton Court Room John MacIntyre Mr Bowhill. Writer Mr Thomas Whitelaw, Proprietor 012 Should not be written, as it is a private room. and may be hired by any person for any other purpose.
OS1/5/3/57 [Page] 57 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers [Note Ayton Gas Works] -- The word "Ayton" before Gas Works is superfluous
OS1/5/3/58 AYTON MILL (Corn) Ayton Mill (Corn) Ayton Mill (Corn) Ayton Mill (Corn) John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill Esqr M Denholm. Occupant 012.05 A large building three stories high and in good repair. propelled by water power. Attached is a dwelling house two stories high. with suitable offices a vegetable garden and a small farm It is tenanted by Mr Denholm. and is the property of Cap [Captain] Innes. Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/58 AYTON BRIDGE Ayton Bridge (Co) [County] Ayton Bridge (Co) [County] Ayton Bridge (Co) [County] John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Mr Cairns. Ayton 012.05 A small bridge consisting of one arch crossing the Water of Eye. It is in good repair and is the property of the County Trustees.
OS1/5/3/58 [Page] 58 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12. No 5 Trace. -- Collected by John W Rodgers
OS1/5/3/59 HILLBURN Hillburn Hillburn Hillburn John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esq Mr Loughton. Occupant 012.05 A commodious dwelling house two stories high. with Workshops. Sheds, Stabling and a vegetable garden attached. It is tenanted by Mr Loughton Carpenter & Joiner. And is the property of Capn [Captain] Innes. Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/59 HILL BURN Hill Burn Mr J McKintire Thomas Bowhill Esq. Mr Loughton. Occupant 012.05 ; 012.06 A small stream which rises near to Greystonelees, & flowing in a N. [North] Westerly direction empties itself into the Eye Water a few chains N. [North] of Flemington Mill
OS1/5/3/59 HILLBURN SMITHY Hillburn Smithy Hillburn Smithy Hillburn Smithy John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esq William Gleghorn, 012.05 A workshop and dwelling house one story high and in good repair, There is a vegetable garden attached. It is occupied by Robert Clay And is the property of Capn [Captain] innes. Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/59 [Page] 59 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12. No 5 -- Trace 2, -- Collected by John W Rodgers,
OS1/5/3/60 ST ABB'S WELL St Abbs Well St Abbs Well St Abbs Well John MacIntyre Mr Bowhill. Writer. Ayton Mr Moffat Gardener. Ayton Castle 012.05 A prettily ornamented spring well in Ayton castle park, the water possesses no peculiar property. excepting that is very good, & clear, I cannot ascertained the origin of the name,
OS1/5/3/60 DOBBIES PLANTATION Dobbies's Plantation Dobbie's Plantation Dobbie's Plantation John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Ayton William Gleghorn, 012.05 A narrow strip of plantation on the farm of Ayton. Cocklaw, It consists of fir forrest trees. And is the property of Capn [Captain] Innes. Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/60 [Page] 60 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 Trace 2 -- John W Rodgers.
OS1/5/3/61 AYTON CASTLE Ayton Castle Ayton Castle Ayton Castle John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr. Captain Innes. Ayton Castle 012.05 A large and elegant Mansion or Castle 5 stories high, Built in the style of the old Scottish Manor Houses (very irregular and not in accordance with any defined Order of Architecture) - Attached are commodious Offices. Kitchen gardens. & Pleasure grounds Bowling Greens etc, It is situated near the centre of an Ornamental Park. and is well sheltered with Shrubberies. & Plantations, It is occupied by the proprietor. Captain Innes, The statistical acct. [account] Berwick. Page 135. in speaking of castles says. Among these the Castle of Ayton seems to have held a distinguished place, as we learn from a siege to which it was subjected by "Surry", the renowned General of Henry 7th in 1497 - when, as Ford in his dramatic chronicle sayeth or singeth, This strongest of their forts. Old Ayton Castle was, yielded and demolished. It seems to have been founded long after the conquest, by a Norman of the name of De Vescie - who having formed a settlement on the banks of the Eye, erected a castle & collected his Vassals around him - The village of Ayton sprang up under its walls for mutual protection - The family name of De. Vescie was afterwards changed into that of De Eitun - no traces of the above Castle now remain. indeed the modern house which stood upon the site of the Castle was burnt to the ground in 1834. & the present one is quite a new building.
OS1/5/3/61 CHURCH Church (Parish) Church (Parish) Church (Parish) John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill, Esqr Mr Stark. Ayton. 012.05 The parochial church stands nearly ½ of a Mile south from the village of Ayton. in a beautiful situation on the south bank of the Water of Eye. and comprises part of the Walls of an ancient pile and contains 456 sittings The Statistical account of Berwickshire Page 144. sates - "Supposed to have been formed in the 12th century - Besides the present place of worship, consisting in part of the ancient walls, there still remains entire, those of the south transept, In this portion of the building there is a stone window. with circular & not pointed arches. which may be a guide to the antiquarian as to the age of the erection - In the gable of the present church there is a large circular arch, nearly the whole width of the wall, but now built up, which must have formed the spacious communication with the chancel. None of the seats are free except the communion benches, one or two of which are left for use in the middle passage but seldom required. The Pews are the property of of the heritors for themselves, their tenants & servants. A few seats were given by the heritors to the Kirk session to be let for the benefit of the Poor. but for these little or no rent is received.
OS1/5/3/61 [Page] 61 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers
OS1/5/3/62 AYTON Ayton (Village) Ayton (Village) Ayton (Village) John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill Esqr. Co [County] Map 011.08 ; 012.05 The village of Ayton stands on Eye Water and on the Edinburgh And Berwick road. near the centre of the Parish. and about 8 miles from Berwick. It is modern regular, neat, and cleanly. It stands partly on a pleasant bank sloping to the south. has some handsome villas in its outskirts, It contains a parochial church & school. two United Presbyterian churches And two good private schools also a Post Office. A court room, a Lockup, and Branch Offices of the Commercial Bank of Scotland. and the City of Glasgow. Bank, A very good Hotel, an Inn, a small Public house. two grocers or general dealers. three bakers two drapers & clothiers, and several tradesmen of various crafts, also a small tannery. and Gas Works, (the street are well lighted with gas). It contains also two resident medical practitioners. - There is a small Railway station on the North British line of Railway, within ¾ of a [mile] of the Village, The houses comprising the Village are the property of various persons but the Ground is feued fr [from] Capn [Captain] Innes. Ayton Castle, Population about 600.
OS1/5/3/62 LOCK-UP [Ayton] Lockup Lockup Lockup John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Mr Cairns, Ayton 012.05 A narrow building two stories high and in good repair, Defaulters can only be detained 24 ho [hours] prior to the transfer to Dunse or Greenlaw, It is occupied by the constable. who has charge of the building, - It is the property of the County.
OS1/5/3/62 [Page] 62 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No5 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers,
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OS1/5/3/63 WEST CHURCH [Ayton] Meeting House (U.P.) [United Presbyterian] West meeting house West meeting house John MacIntyre James Stark Minr [Minister] Mr Clarke. Ayton 012.05 A plain building containing seats for 290 persons. There is a commodious dwelling house attached the residence of the Minister. All are in good repair and are the property of the congregation
OS1/5/3/63 EAST CHURCH (United Presbyterian) [Ayton] Meeting House (U.P.) [United Presbyterian] East Meeting House U.P. [United Presbyterian] East Meeting House U.P. [United Presbyterian] John MacIntyre Mr. Stark Minister. Ayton Mr Cairns. Ayton 012.05 A plain and commodious building two storeys high. in good repair, - It contains 580. sittings, Average attendance about 500. It is the property of the congregation
OS1/5/3/63 140. [Page] 63 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers [Note] -- The word Church used instead of Meeting house as they are properly speaking. "The Free Church" . "The United Presbyterian Church" they are called so by the general Public & in all printed documents.
OS1/5/3/64 COMMERCIAL BANK [Ayton] Commercial Bank of Scotland (Braich of) Commercial Bank of Scotland (Branch of) Commercial bank of Scotland (Branch of) John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr. Agent Mr Yule. 012.05 A small building one story high and in good repair, It is the property of Thomas Bowhill. Esqr. Writer and Agent, to the Commercial Bank of Scotland - the building is used for the transaction of the business of the Bank
OS1/5/3/64 CITY OF GLASGOW BANK [Ayton] City of Glasgow Bank (Branch of) City of Glasgow Bank (Branch of) City of Glasgow Bank (Branch of) John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill Esqr Mr Carter. Agent 012.05 An apartment in the premises of Mr Reyly appropriated as an Office for the transaction of business in connexion with the City of Glasgow Bank,
OS1/5/3/64 [Page] 64 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 -- Trace 1 -- Collected by John W Rodgers, [Note Commercial Bank] -- "of Scotland" omitted. it is understood.
OS1/5/3/65 FLEMINGTON Flemington Flemington Flemington John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr. Robert Logan. Occupant 012.05 A commodious farmhouse two stories high with suitable offices and a thrashing machine attached, all are in good repair. There are also attached a vegetable garden and a large arable farm. Tenanted by R. Logan and is the property of H Meickle. Banker Queensferry. There are 3 places, all contiguous to each other of the name of Flemington - concerning which there is a Tradition or conjecture that a colony of Flemish merchants had established themselves here, and imparted their name to their new settlement. As it is well known that the wool marts of these enterprising people went by the name of Redhalls, the existence of a place in the immediate neighbourhood is corroborative of that tradition - One of these Redhalls stood at the bottom of the street called Woolmarket, in Berwick. From the circumstance of the three Flemingtons lying on the side of the great hilly range on the south border of the parish, it is likewise probable that this tract was chosen by them account of its being well adapted to sheep pasture, altho [although] now it is under tillage to the very top of the hill. There is still an extensive sheep walk on the other side of the hill, called Lamberton Moor which belongs to the neighbouring parish Mordington. The Flemings had probably chosen the North side of the hill, on account of its vicinity to the port of Eyemouth. - Statist acct. [Statistical Account] Ber. [Berwickshire] Page 137 --
OS1/5/3/65 NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY North British Railway North British Railway North British Railway Mr Yule. Station Master. Ayton Mr Smith. Reston Thomas Bowhill. Esqr 011.08 ; 011.12 ; 012.05 ; 012.06 ; 012.09 consists of a double line of rails. commencing at Edinburgh And terminating at Berwick Via Portobello. Dunbar. Haddington. Ayton. & Burnmouth, Distance 58. miles,
OS1/5/3/65 [Page] 65 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 -- Trace 3 -- Collected by John W Rodgers,
OS1/5/3/66 FLEMINGTON MILL (Corn) Flemington Mill (Corn) Flemington Mill (Corn) John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Mr. Sturdy. Occupant. 012.05 A large corn mill three stories high, in good repair, propelled by Water power. attached are a dwelling house two stories high and offices (also in good repair.) There are also attached a vegetable garden and a small arable farm, tenanted by Mr. Sturdy and is the property of Cap: [Captain] Innes. Ayton Castle
OS1/5/3/66 FAIRNEYSIDE Fairneyside Fairneyside Fairneyside John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esq Mr Calder. Occupant 012.05 ; 012.06 A commodious farmhouse two stories high with suitable offices and a thrashing machine all are in good repair, There are also attached a garden and a large arable farm. It is tenanted by Mr Calder and is the property of Earl Brownl [Brownlow]
OS1/5/3/66 [Page] 66 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 -- Trace 2 and 3 -- Collected by, John W Rodgers,
OS1/5/3/67 AYTON STATION Ayton Railway Station Ayton Railway Station Ayton Railway Station John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Mr Yule. Station Master 012.05 A small building two stories high with with offices & sheds. for the accommodation of goods and passengers, There are also attached a commodious granary four stories high. And a neat cottage one story high, the residence of Mr Yule. Station Master. The buildings are the property of the North British Railway Company.
OS1/5/3/67 PEELWALLS COTTAGE Peelwalls Cottage Peelwalls Cottage Peelwalls Cottage John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr Mr Yule. Ayton 012.05 A small cottage one story high and in good repair, there is a vegetable garden attached. It is tenanted by Miss Brodie and is the property of Mrs Dixon Peelwall House
OS1/5/3/67 [Page] 67 Parish of Ayton -- Sheet 12 No 5 -- Traces 4 and 5 -- Collected by John W. Rodgers
OS1/5/3/68 AYTON COCKLAW Ayton Cocklaw Ayton Cocklaw Ayton Cocklaw John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill Esqr. William Gleghorn. Ayton 012.05 A commodious farmhouse two stories high with suitable offices, and a thrashing machine attached. all are in good repair. - There are also attached a garden and a large arable farm. It is tenanted by Mr Middleton and is the property of Capn [Captain] Innes. Ayton Castle.
OS1/5/3/68 CHESTERDALE PLANTATION Chesterdale Plantation Chesterdale Plantation Chesterdale Plantation John MacIntyre Thomas Bowhill. Esqr William Gleghorn, 012.05 A small plantation on the farm "Ayton Cocklaw, It consists of fir trees with a mixture of ordinary forrest trees property of Capn [Captain] Innes,
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OS1/5/3/69 EAST FLEMINGTON East Flemington East Flemington East Flemington Thomas Calder Fairneyside Ayton James Redpath Station Master Burnmouth John Ralph Chief Boatman Burnmouth 012.06 An excellent dwelling house with suitable offices and medium sized farm attached. Mr D Dewar is owner and occupier. It appears to have received its name from its having at one time, probably, during the 13th Century, been the site of a Flemish colony (Vide Hist. [History] Coldingham)
OS1/5/3/69 FLEMINGTON INN Flemington Inn Flemington Inn James Redpath John Ralph 012.06 A well built house affording pretty good accommodation. It is tenanted by Mr. A Lidgate. The name is derived from the farm on which it stands
OS1/5/3/69 CHESTERBANK Chesterbank Chesterbank Chesterbank Thomas Calder Fairneyside James Redpath John Ralph 012.06 An excellent Farm house with extensive offices in good repair, to which a large and highly cultivated farm is attached It is the property of Mr. D. Renton (a Minor) and occupied by Mr. Thomas Brodie - The name is obviously derived from Saxon Ceaster - which signifies a Camp - now Chester a fact confirmed by the numerous sites of these Camps in this neighbourhood
OS1/5/3/69 [Page] 69 Sheet 12 No 6 -- Parish of Ayton -- Trace 1 -- Collected by M Cottrell Pte. [Private] RS&M [Royal Sappers and Miners]
OS1/5/3/70 BURNMOUTH STATION Burnmouth Station Thomas Calder James Redpath Station Master John Ralph Chief Boatman Burnmouth 012.06 A small though convenient building on the North British Railway six miles from Berwick. It is conveniently situated for the export of fish from the neighbouring Villages of Burnmouth & Ross farm the former of which it gets the name
OS1/5/3/70 FAIRNEYSIDE Fairneyside Thomas Calder Fairneyside Ayton James Redpath John Ralph 012.05 ; 012.06 A well built Farm dwelling with extensive offices and a large farm attached. It is the property of Earl Brownlow (a Minor and is occupied by Mr Thomas Calder - It is said to have taken its name from the quantity of ferns which formerly grew there.
OS1/5/3/70 NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY North British Railway Thomas Calder James Redpath John Ralph 011.08 ; 011.12 ; 012.05 ; 012.06 ; 012.09 a well-constructed line between Berwick and Edinburgh. which has a good share of passenger and goods traffic. It runs nearly parallel to the coast and passes through several deep glens which makes it a pleasant route to travellers
OS1/5/3/70 [Page] 70 Sheet 12 No 6 -- Parish of Ayton -- Trace 1. -- Collected by M Cottrell Pte. [Private] RS&M [Royal Sappers and Miners]
OS1/5/3/71 ANNIE'S ROCK Annie's Rock Annie's Rock Annie's Rock Mr Alexander Johnston Mr James Aitchison Mr Robert Aitchison 012.06 A portion of rock which appears to have been detached from the side of the precipice above - It has received the name from an old Woman called Annie who lived at one time in the nearest house to it. of the Village of Burnmouth. It is partly visible at High Water
OS1/5/3/71 BURNMOUTH HILL Burnmouth Hill Burnmouth Hill Burnmouth Hill Mr John Ralph Chief Boatman Burnmouth Mr James Redpath Station Master Burnmouth Mr William Anderson. Ayton 012.06 A steep and rocky portion of land situated on the brink of the precipice near the Village (Burnmouth) from which it takes its name
OS1/5/3/71 ROSS BAY Ross Bay Ross Bay Ross Bay Mr Alexander Johnston Burnmouth Mr James Aitchison Burnmouth Mr Robert Aitchison Burnmouth 012.06 An arm of the German Ocean running in between two cliffs which gives it a degree of security. It gets the name from the Village of Ross. which stands close to it. but situated on the extreme N. [North] East point of the parish of Mordington
OS1/5/3/71 [Page] 71 Sheet 12 No. 6 -- Ph [Parish] Ayton -- Trace 2 -- Collected by M Cottrell Pte [Private] RS&M [Royal sappers and Miners]
OS1/5/3/72 BRISSET Brisset John Young Burnmouth Robert Wright Lamberton John Waterston Lamberton 012.06 A small isolated half tide rock on the sea coast outside Ross Parish
OS1/5/3/72 COAST GUARD WATCH HOUSE Coast Guard Watch House James Redpath John Ralph Mr Thomas Calder Fairneyside 012.06 A small stone building covered with Tiles. & used by the Coast Guards as a watch house
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OS1/5/3/73 STONEFALLS Stonefalls Stonefalls Stonefalls John Ralph Chief Boatman Burnmouth Alexander Lidgate Innkeeper Flemington Inn James Redpath Station Master Burnmouth 012.06 Consists of a few houses which have received the name from the circumstance of the lone stones frequently falling off the precipice often endangering the inhabitants' lives
OS1/5/3/73 PARTANHALL Partan Hall Partenhall Partenhall John Ralph Alexander Lidgate James Redpath Station Master Burnmouth 012.06 A small fishing village situated at the bottom of the ravine and Close to the waters edge. The waves from sea have frequently extinguished the fires in the houses. The name comes from the Partens or Crabs which are Caught here in large quantities among the rocks.
OS1/5/3/73 QUARRY ROCKS Quarry Rocks Quarry Rocks Quarry Rocks Alexander Johnston Fisherman Burnmouth James Aitchison Fisherman Burnmouth Robert Aitchison Fisherman Burnmouth 012.06 A number of Half tide rocks situated opposite the village of Burnmouth - The name is only known amongst the fishermen of this place, who can give no reason for their being so called
OS1/5/3/73 [Page] 73 Sheet 12 No. 6 -- Parish of Ayton -- Trace 2 -- Collected by M Cottrell Pte. [Private] RS&M [Royal Sappers and Miners] [Note Partanhall] -- Partan - Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary - The common sea crab.
OS1/5/3/74 UPPER BURNMOUTH Upper Burnmouth Upper Burnmouth Upper Burnmouth James Redpath Station Master John Ralph Chief Boatman Burnmouth Mr Thomas Calder Fairneyside 012.06 A few houses in bad repair chiefly occupied by Fishermen. It gets the name to distinguish it from the Village of Burnmouth, and because it is situated on the top of the ravine which runs into the sea
OS1/5/3/74 BURNMOUTH Burnmouth Burnmouth Burnmouth James Redpath John Ralph Mr Thomas Calder Fairneyside 012.06 A small fishing village so called from its being situated at the mouth of the burn which at one time passed down the ravine and into the sea. but which is now changed in its course to Fairneyside Mill dam
OS1/5/3/74 COAST GUARD STATION Coast Guard Station Coast Guard Station Coast Guard Station James Redpath John Ralph Mr Thomas Calder Fairneyside 012.06 A commodious building in good repair capable of accommodating Six men and thier families (at present there are only four). It has a very commanding view of the sea for many miles owing to its situation - There is a watch-home on the summit of the hill attached to which are the gardens of the Coast Guardsmen
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OS1/5/3/75 GREYSTONELEES Graystonelees Graystonelees Graystonelees Greystonelees Greystonelees Greystonelees James Redpath Station Master Burnmouth James Anderson Occupier John Ralph Chief Boatman Burnmouth Mr Thomas Anderson Shawbraes Title Deeds Statistical acct [Account] Berwickshire 012.06 A well built Farm dwelling with suitable and well built offices and large Farm attached -- Mr Thomas Anderson is Proprietor and Mr James Anderson. his brother. the occupier -- It is so called from the Grey colored stone found in the neighbourhood
OS1/5/3/75 COWDRAIT Cowdrait Cowdrait Cowdrait James Redpath John Ralph Mr J. Anderson 012.06 A small fishing village situated between the villages of Burnmouth and Ross, so called from the circumstance of some cows having come and left their droppings there at one time - The simple fact of a cow having been seen down near the sea which appears to be rarely the case - gave to this village its singular name
OS1/5/3/75 [page] 75 Sheet 12 No 6 -- Parish of Ayton -- Trace 5 -- Collected by M. Cottrell Pte RS&M [Private Royal Sappers & Miners] [Note Greystonelees] -- see below
OS1/5/3/76 CHESTER HILL Chester Hill Chester Hill Chester Hill Mr William Anderson Ayton Mr Thomas Calder Fairneyside. Mr James Redpath Station Master Burnmouth 012.06 A small though high hill which derived its name from the Saxon word Ceaster which means a Camp. the line of Circumvallation can still be traced
OS1/5/3/76 AYTON HILL Ayton Hill Ayton Hill Ayton Hill Mr. William Anderson Ayton Mr. James Redpath Mr. Thomas Calder 012.06 ; 012.09 A very high ridge of land so called fr [from] its proximity to the village of Ay [Ayton] A splendid view of the surrounding country [can] be had from this hill
OS1/5/3/76 CAMP (Site of) [Chester Hill] Camp (site of) Camp (site of) Camp (site of) Mr Thomas Brodie. Chesterbank Mr J. Redpath, Mr J. Anderson. Greystonelees 012.06 This name applies to a semicircular piece of ground on Chester Hill and the supposed site of a British Camp, the line of circumvallation can still be tr [traced]
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OS1/5/3/77 PRENDERGUEST Prenderguest Prenderguest Prenderguest History of Coldingham Page 132. William Andreson James Thompson. 011.12 A large square built Farmhouse with extensive offices and large farm attached It is the Property of Mr Belfour Wittingham, Tenanted by William Inglis,
OS1/5/3/77 NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY North British Railway North British Railway North British Railway James Dunlop, Ayton. William Andreson James Thompson. 011.08 ; 011.12 ; 012.05 ; 012.06 ; 012.09 A well constructed line of Railway between Edinburgh and Berwick,
OS1/5/3/77 [Page] 77 Ph [Parish] Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 12 -- Trace 3 -- Collected by John Webster Pte [Private] RS&M [Royal Sappers and Miners]
OS1/5/3/78 WHITERIG Whiterig Whiterig Whiterig History of Coldingham page 135. William Anderson James Thompson. 011.12 A large square built house with large farm and extensive offices attached It is the Property of Mr Thompson, Canaan House, Tenanted by Mr Thomas Shaw.
OS1/5/3/78 [Page] 78 Ph [Parish] of Ayton -- Sheet 11 No 12 -- Trace 6 -- Collected by John Webster Pte [Private] RS&M [Royal Sappers and Miners]
OS1/5/3/79 PEELWALLS FARM Peelwalls Farm Peelwalls Farm Peelwalls Farm History of Coldingham Page 128. William Andreson James Dunlop Ayton 012.09 A large square built Farm house with large Farm and Cottages attached, It is in good repair and obtains its name from the small estate of Peelwalls,
OS1/5/3/79 BASTLERIDGE Bastleridge Bastleridge Bastelridge Bastelridge Bastelridge Bastleridge T Bowhill Esqr. Ayton Mr J Elliot. Occupier History of Coldingham, Page 128. William Andreson James Dunlop Ayton Lease Roll 012.09 A small square built Farm House with offices and small Farm attached, It is in bad repair and obtains its name, from the small estate of Bastelridge It is the Property of Mrs Lewis, Edinburgh, Tenanted by James Elliot,
OS1/5/3/79 NORTH BRITISH RAILWAY North British Railway North British Railway North British Railway James Dunlop Ayton. William Anderson James Thompson. 011.08 ; 011.12 ; 012.05 ; 012.06 ; 012.09 A well constructed Line of Railway between Edinburgh and Berwick, it runs nearly parallel to the coast and has a fair share of Traffic,
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OS1/5/3/80 AYTON HILL Ayton Hill Ayton Hill Ayton Hill William Anderson Ayton James Thompson Ayton James Dunlop Ayton 012.06 ; 012.09 A small square built Farm House with small Farm and offices attatched, it obtains its name from the Hill upon which it is situated, It is the Property of Capt. [Captain] Innis Ayton Castle Tenanted by M. Middleton
OS1/5/3/80 HABCHESTER Habchester Habchester Habchester J Bowhill Esqr. Ayton Dr. [Doctor] Colville, Ayton County Map 012.09 An elevated ridge of land on which are the remains of a Camp supposed to be of Roman Origin, the camp is very perfect in the adjoining Parish of Mordington but it is nearly obliterated on the Ayton side, The New Statistical Account of Berwickshire in page 134. makes the following remarks respecting the place -- "Independently of all written records, the first object of historical antiquity or interest which presents [Continued on page 81]
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OS1/5/3/81 HABCHESTER 012.09 Continued itself to the eye is round Camp of Drumaw or Habchester, on the highest point of the southern extremity. now half-ploughed down and reduced to the form of a semi circle -- Some modern antiquarians have lamented that so perfect a specimen of the ancient British encampments has not escaped the mutilation of the plough, especially as no ancient relicts have been discovered by the process of plowing at dawn, to compensate for the deed -- Enough however remains to mark the judgement and the industry with which such places had been selected & constructed, both with a view to observation and defence - Situated on the highest elevation of a lofty eminence, & commanding a most extensive prospect both of sea & land, no spot could be better chosen for watching the movements of an enemy; and formed of two concentric mounds with a deep trench. between, and another outside, it was capable of making a rigorous resistance - As it stands on the northern side of the hill, it is probable that it was constructed by south Britons. to repel the assaults of their northern neighbours; at all events, it was not constructed by the Romans, as has been erroneously conjectured. for its form is circular -- Near this spot must have passed the Roman road, which extended from the wall of Severus (which crosses the country as Newcastle, to the Roman Camp in the vicinity of St Abb's Head, where it terminated -- This road also must have passed close to the rising ground, on which has since stood. & since disappeared, the Castle of Ayton, & which is now the site of Ayton house -- Possibly the situations both of the Camp & of the Castle were chosen, in part at least, on account of their contiguity to the Roman road. for long subsequently to the retiring of the Romans it would be the best, if not the only great. thoroughfare of the Country -- Cairnchester, another Camp hard by -- of which there are now no Vestiges but the name. & Chesterdale & Chesterbank that this hill had been often selected for encampments on account of the fitness of its locality for that purpose - These however, in process of time gave place to castles, of which there are many remains in all the border counties, and which proved stronger & more permanent places of defence than Camps"
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OS1/5/3/82 MERSE (District) Merse (District) New Statistical Account of Berwickshire Gazetteer of Scotland Caledonid - by "Chalmers" In ancient times, the Shire of Berwick seems to have been a separate jurisdict [jurisdiction] from the Bailliary of Lauderdale, and to have been itself divided into the "Merse" & "Lammermoor" districts - It is not easy to say what had been the exact boundaries and extent of these three divisions, now almost obsolete - For the purposes of agricultural inquiry, the whole county may be very conveniently considered under two districts - the Merse and Lammermoor; the former including all the comparatively low land. along. Tweed, Whiteadder, Blackadder and Eye; and the latter comprehending Lauderdale, along with the more eastern hilly country peculiarly called Lammermoor - according to the general division just pointed out, the Merse designates the whole lower ground from Tweed, up the cultivated slopes of the lower southern range of the Lammermoor hills - including the western parishes of Nenthorn and Merton - and forming the largest piece of compact level ground - diversified only by a few gentle undulations - to be found in Scotland - Mr. Blackadder estimates this division to contain 100.226 acres -
OS1/5/3/82 [Page] 82 Parish of Ayton [signed] R Burnaby Cap [Captain] R.E. [Royal Engineers] 13 Aug [August] 1856
OS1/5/3/83 AYTON Ayton (Parish) Map of Berwickshire New Statistical Account of Berwickshire Parliamentary Gazeteer of Scotland The parish of Ayton, like that of Eyemouth, obviously derives its names from the Water of Eye, on whose banks the village of the same name is situated - In the ancient records, it is usually written Eitun or Eiton; and it is said to be compounded of two Saxon words Ei, a water or stream, and tun, a villa or town - The parish is nearly 4 miles in length, and as many in breadth, & contains probably twelve or thirteen square miles - It is bounded on the north by Eyemouth & Coldinghamk; in the south by Foulden and Mordington; on the west by Coldingham & Chirnside; and on the east by the sea - In figure it somewhat resembles the flat side of a battle axe without the handle, having the edge turned towards the south and east - On the south there is a beautifully sloping range of high land tastefully adorned with copses of plantation to the summit - At its highest elevation, it is 660 feet above the level of the sea - The highest point of the sea banks , known by the name of Blacky's (Bleak Heugh) is 350 feet precipitous towards the sea, sloping gently towards the land, & irregularly down to the waters edge at Eyemouth - On the northern side of the Parish the ground is lower & flatter than on the southern, but still of considerable elevation, and finely undulating in all directions - The whole line of Coast for many miles both north and South is splendidly bold & rocky - Its extent within the Parish is two Miles, forming almost a continued precipice, with innumerable indentations - the stratification of the rocks is distinctly visible, & in all possible inclinations, curvatures & fantastic shapes, evidently thrown into the wildest confusion by some great convulsion of nature [Continued on page 84]
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OS1/5/3/84 AYTON (Parish) Ayton (Parish) [Continued from page 83] The Parish line of court is terminated on the south by a rocky bay accessible from the land by a steep ravine, at the bottom of which stands the romantic fishing village of Burnmouth. There are two principal streams in this Parish, the "Eye" and the "Ale"- the former the longer of the two, takes its rise in Lammermoors, and after flowing in a south-easterly direction for ten or twelve miles, turns nearly at right angles. on entering the Western side of the parish, traversing the parish in the line of the great central valley in a north-easterly direction; when for another mile, it skirts the parish in the same direction, separating it from that of Eyemouth. & then falls into the sea - The other stream the "Ale" has its rise in Coldingham Parish, takes also a South-easterly course for two or three miles and at the northern extremity of the parish. continuing in the same direction, it forms the north-eastern boundary. which separates Ayton parish from those of Coldingham & Eyemouth to the extent of two miles, and then it falls into the "Eye" at a very romantic spot, distinguished by a remarkable elevation called the "Kip-rock" (within Eyemouth Parish)
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OS1/5/3/85 [page] 85 OS1/5/3 3 CO [COUNTY] BERWICK NAME SHEETS OF The Parish OF AYTON. [stamped] ORDNANCE SURVEY M.S. [MANUSCRIPT] STORE -- 14 OCT [OCTOBER] 1897 -- SOUTHAMPTON Date stamp: Ordnance Survey OS Store 14OCT 1987 SOUTHAMPTON
OS1/5/3/86 [page] 86 Names -- Pages Agate Point -- 20 Agate Pup -- 20 Ale Water 7. 30 & 33 Alefieldhill Plantation -- 5. 30 Alemill Bridge -- 7 Annie's Rock -- 71 Ayton -- 51. 62 Ayton Castle -- 61 Ayton Cocklaw -- 68 Ayton Bridge -- 58 Ayton Hill -- 76. 80 Ayton Kennels -- 39 Aytonlaw -- 50 Aytonlaw Cottages -- 50 Ayton Mains -- 39 Ayton Mill (Corn) -- 58 Aytonwood House -- 32 Ayton Station -- 67 Bastleridge -- 79 Black Bull Inn -- 56 Bleak Heugh -- 41 Bleak Pit -- 41 Bleachfield Mill (Paper) -- 53 Burnmouth -- 74 Burnmouth Hill -- 71 Burnmouth Station -- 70 Breeches Rock -- 43 Brigs -- 2 Brown's Bank -- 11 Bush Craig -- 2 Brisset -- 72 Camp (Site of) -- 76 Chesterbank -- 69 Chester Hill -- 76 Chesterdale Plantation -- 74 Church -- 61 City of Glasgow Bank -- 64 Coast Guard Watch House -- 72 Coast Guard Station -- 74 Commercial Bank -- 64 Cowdrait -- 75 Daring -- 21 Damhead Plantation -- 29 Drill Plantation -- 28 Dobbies Plantation -- 60 Dove Cove -- 22 Dulse Craig -- 1 East Church (U P) [United Presbyterian] -- 63 East Carr -- 46 East Flemington -- 69 Elfin Loch -- 15 Elfin Rocks -- 16 Eye Water -- 11. 38. 47 Fairneyside 66. 70 Fan Cove -- 42 Fancove Head -- 42 Feuarsmoor Plantation -- 29 Flas Plantation -- 29 Flemington -- 65 Flemington Mill (Corn) -- 66 Flemington Inn -- 69 Gas Works -- 57 Greystonelees -- 75 Gunsgreen -- 18 Gunsgreen Cottage -- 13. Gunsgreenhill -- 18 Gull Rock -- 43 Habchester -- 80 Harry Craig Quarry -- 47 Hawks Heugh -- 41 Hill Burn -- 59 Hillburn -- 59 Hillburn Smithy -- 59 Horn Burn -- 54 Horse Head -- 25 Hurkur -- 2 Hurker -- 42 Hurker Haven -- 4 Huldies Park -- 34 Jessies Plantation -- 31 John's Roads -- 15 King's Garden -- 44 Little Dean -- 33 Little Dean -- 29 Lock-up -- 62 Little Dean Burn -- 33 Maggie Reikie's Well -- 35 Manse -- 55 Maxwellfield Plantation -- 28 Midden Rock -- 46 Middle Honeypig Plantation -- 6 & 27 Millbank House -- 36 Millbank Cottages -- 35
OS1/5/3/87 [page] 87 Index Continued Names -- pages Millerton Hill -- 9 Millknowe Plantation -- 28 Millbank Mill (paper) -- 36 Moorhouse Plantation -- 28 Merse (District) -- 82 Nag's Head (P.H) [Public House] -- 56 Nistends -- 1. 17 Nettly Burn -- 37 Nettlyburn Plantation -- 37 Netherbyres -- 13 Netherbyres Mill (Flour) -- 40 North British Railway -- 54, 65, 70 & 77 Old Brown Rig Plantation -- 30 Partanhalls -- 73 Peelwalls -- 53 Peelwalls Cottage -- 67 Polly -- 17 Post office -- 49 Prendergusset -- 77 Priestrig Plantation -- 34 Peelwalls Farms -- 79 Ramfauds -- 16 Redhall -- 40 Red Lion Inn -- 49 Ross Bay -- 71 Quarry Rocks -- 73 School (Parish) -- 55 Scout Cave -- 21 Scout Point -- 22 St Abbs well -- 60 Stonefalls -- 73 The Golf -- 19 Under Honeypig Plantation -- 6 & 27 Upper Honeypig Plantation -- 6 Upper Burnmouth -- 74 Wedderburn Plantation -- 28 West Carr -- 46 West Church -- 63 Whitrig -- 78 Whitfield Plantation -- 3 Whitfield -- 3 Willie Anderson -- 19