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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BLACK SIKE Black Syke Willliam Sharp Esqr. Knockhill Near Ecclefecan
John Dalzell Gamekeeper Hoddam
057 [Situation] 7 chains N.W. [North West] from Hoddom Castle.
Is a small rivulet which rises near a public road a little to the Westward of Hoddam Garden, and after pursuing a North and Eastwardly course through Hoddam demesne, falls into the River Annan at the east end of "Melaly Holm".
GANNET WOOD Gannet Wood Willliam Sharp Esqr. Knockhill Near Ecclefechan
John Dalzell Gamekeeper Hoddam
057 [Situation] About 12 chains west from Hoddam Castle
Is a small Wood of full grown forest trees a great number of which are now being cut down. They consist of Beech, Elm, Oak and sycamore principally, situated in Hoddam demesne and is the property of the late General Sharp of Hoddam Castle
MELLAY HOLM Mellay Holm Willliam Sharp Esqr. Knockhill Near Ecclefechan
John Dalzell Gamekeeper Hoddam
057 [Situation] 11 chains North from Hoddam Castle
Is a flat piece of land lying close to the River Annan and forming part of Hoddam demesne. It is the property of the representatives of the late General Sharp of Hoddam Castle.

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Parish of Cummertrees Sheet 57 No 6 -- Trace No 3

[Note Mellay Holm] -- Is named from the mellay or mixed colour of the Soil
Mellay - adj. [adjective] mixed colour,

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