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CHANNELKIRK (Ph) [Parish] Channelkirk (Parish) Continued [from page 3]
3,000 acres in tillage, having a thin light soil on a bed of Sandy gravel. The hills are mostly bleak and covered with heath.
A great many Pictish or Scottish military encampments are to be seen in the neighbourhood. They are called "Rings" by the common people. General Roy has preserved a Plan of a Roman Camp here - about a quarter of mile West of the Kirk is a fine spring called "The Well of the Holy Water Cleugh". The Girthgate, or road, by which the monks travelled from Melrose to Edinburgh, passes through the Western boundary of the Parish; & on this road, a few miles due west of the church, are the ruins of an old building commonly called Restlaw Ha'. at which tradition says. the Monks and Pilgrims used to stop for refreshment"
Respecting the above "Roman Remains" - Chalmers in his "Caledonia" page 142. States -
"In proceeding up Lauderdale, the Roman Road appears to have passed, on the West of Lauder town, and between it, and old Lauder, where there are the remains of a Military Station - About a mile and a half, above Lauder, the remains of [Continued on page 5]

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