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OS1/10/4/136A

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of Gilknockie Castle Gilknockie Castle (Site of) Mr E. Gibson (Prioryhill)
Mr Graham (Canonbie Mill)
Mr W. Bond (Blackrig)
Mr Davidson (Byreburnfoot)
J. Elliot (Priorhill T.P. [Turn Pike])
[Situation] 2 chains N.E. [North East] of GilKnockie Bridge.
Tradition, states that this was a Stronghold belonging to and occupied by the Armstrong's. Portions of the foundation are still traceable - Supposed to have been a place of great strength, protected on the East side by a deep ditch (Known in the district as the Moat) and on the South West and North sides by the rugged banks of the River Esk.

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[Page] 136A Supplementary
Ph. [Parish] of Canonbie -- Sheet 53 No 12. -- T. [Trace] 2.

[Signed] Thomas Watson
2nd Corp R.E. [Corporal Royal Engineers]

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