List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of COMYN'S CASTLE Site of Cummins Castle
Site of Cummins Castle
Site of Cummins Castle
Site of Cummins Castle
Castle of Comyns
Cummins Castle
Castle DyiKs
J.B. Hepburn Esqre
Thomas Thomson Esqre.
John McCormick
R. Kemp Esqre.
Sinclair's Stat Act. [Statistical Account]
Stat Acct of KirKt
[Statistical Account of KirKcudbright ]
Blairs' Atlas Vol [Volume] 6. 1662
[Initialled] D.A 29.8.67
055 [Situation] About 4 chains S.E. of Castledykes (house)
The Site of an Ancient Castle which had been once the Stronghold of the Cummin's family No track or vestige now remains to identify the Spot on which it Stood except the Moat or ditch which defended it . Mr. Hepburn proprietor of the ground points out the place Called castle Hull which tradition records as being the Site of the Castle. The ditch or Moat which defended it is pretty entire on East And South Sides.- It has been partly defaced on the other Sides, - what remains of it is very deep and wide, water Still remains in part of it no doubt it had been much deeper originally. On the Map of Nithsdale in Blains Atlas published 1662 it is called Castle Dyiks And shewn As a fortified Castle yet there is reason to believe that no part of the castle had been Standing at that time although Shewn as a Complete Castle by Blair as had there been a castle at that time the name would not be Castle DyKe, therefore there is reason to think that there were no remains but the fortifications which Surrounded the Castle As the Name Castle DyKes would seem to impart

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[Note] " Comyn is the Ancient mode of Spelling the name which has accordingly
been adopted on Plan. "

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