List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Eccles (Parish) Eccles (Parish) Continued on the spot in a skirmish.
The place where it stands was, till lately, called Deadriggs.
Eccles was anciently the seat of the Benedictine or Cistertian nuns. At what period the first foundation of this Nunnery was laid, no account can be derived from history. According to Hoveden and the Melrose Chronicles, it was founded a second time in 1154, or, according to Cowpar, in 1155, by Cospatrick, Earl of March, father to Earl Waldave, and was consecrated to the Virgin Mary. The abbreviation of the Scoto-Chronican annexed to Fordun, says that this Nunnery was established by the Countess of March. In 1296, during the interregnum in Scotland, Ada de Frazer, prioress of Eccles, obtained a letter of restitution, in consequence of the fealty sworn to Edward I by the Scots.

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