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J.B. Hepburn
Thomas Thomson
Gazetteer of Scotland
055 [Situation] From 5/8 to 1 1/4 miles S. [South] of St. Michaels church Dumfries
A tract of low level ground adjoining the River Nith, and extending from Castledykes or Dockfoot Quay to Kingholm Quay. It is protected from the inundation of the river by a strong bank of earth. it is the property of Mr. Wood of Hannayfield, formerly it was the property of the town of Dumfries and in olden times it is said that the young men of Dumfries and districts adjoining were wont to Assemble to play at public games. The following is a quotation from Sinclair's. Stat. acct. [Statistical Account]. "A field near Castledykes still retains the name of Kingholm, which may either have been imposed upon it by Bruce, after the Slaughter of Comyn or may have been gradually formed by corruption from Comyns Holm a name which it once bore."

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