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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
HANDGATE Hand-gate
Handgate
Handgate
[signed] George Henderson, Surgeon
Revd [Reverend] David Henderson, Chirnside.
Revd [Reverend] James Ker Chirnside
017.02 Applied to that part of the road leading from Chirnside to Allanton which is situated in the hollow immediately outside the Gallow Law.
It is so Called from its being supposed to have been at one time a place of Meeting for Warriors, while others Say Ecclesiastics whose horses were here held -- hence "Hand - Yad - Gate now Handgate Hand being hold & Yad a horse --
UNDERFOOT Under-foot
Underfoot
Underfoot
[signed] George Henderson
Revd [Reverend] David Henderson Chirnside
Revd [Reverend] James Ker Chirnside
017.02 ; 017.03 The road leading from Chirnside to Berwick which passes close to the Waterloo Arms gets the name Underfoot. The Portion of Plantation on the North side of the road is also included in this name. It must be understood that it is only that Portion of road which lies opposite the Village which is so Called --

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Sheet 17 No 2 -- Traces 3 & 6 -- Parish of Chirnside -- Collected by M Cottrell Pte [Private] R S & M [Royal Sappers & Miners]

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