List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Dock Well
John Bell
Map of Dumfries
055 [Situation] About 6 Chains S.W. [South West] of St. Michael's Church
A good Spring- Well situated on the Eastern Side of the Dock - hence the Name.-
SWANS VENNEL Swan's Vennel J.H.Bell 055 [Situation] About 3 Chains S.S.W. [South South West] of St. Michael's Church
A Short And narrow Lane leading from St. Michael Street to the West It is well paved and clean.-
The Stank
R. Kemp Esqr.
Mr. Wilson
055 [Situation] 9 Chains S.W. [South West] of St. Michaels Church
A Small portion of the River Nith where a part of the Quay forms an Angle And where Coal Boats are generally moored This Name applied originally to a Small [dam] in which a Small Stream flowed across the dam from the Dock Well to the River. It is now applied By Sailors And others to the part of the River above described near which the Same Stream issues a covered drain into the Nith

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