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 SW. [South West] of St. Michaels Church
A good spring well situated on the East side of the Dock hence the name.
SWAN'S VENNEL Swan's Vennel
Swan's Vennel
J.H. Bell 055 [Situation] About 3 chains S S W. [South South West] of St. Michaels Church
A short narrow lane leading from St. Michael St. to the Dock it is well paved and clean
The Stank
Robert Kemp Esqr.
W. Wilson
055 [Situation] Nine chains S W. [South West] of St. Michaels Church
A Small portion of the river Now where a part of the Quay forms an Angle & where coal boats are usually moved to unload the cargoes, This name applied originally to a small drain in [which] flowed a cross the Dock, from the dockWell to the river, It is now applied by sailors & 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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71-- The Stank

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