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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of SOUTH PORT [Dumfries] Site of Kirkgate Port
South Port
John McCormick High Street, Dumfries
John H. Bell English Street, Dumfries
055 This is the Site of the principal gateway or port which led to & from the town on the South Side through the fortification wall & was the high road which led to the South & to England. It stood across the road which is now St Michael Street, near the SW. [South West] corner of the churchyard which adjoins St. Michaels Church. It was demolished about the beginning of the eighteenth Century about the time when the Hospital or Poors house was built. John Hyslop Bell English Street says that his father pointed out the Site to him. John McCormick an intelligent man about 70 years of age says he heard from his father & grandfather that the gate stood as above stated

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[Page] 58 -- Town of Dumfries -- 5 feet Scale -- Sheet No. -- List of Names collected by C.A. [Civilian Assistant] J. Carpenter -- May 1850
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[Parish] Dumfries
[Object]
Kirkgate Port -- Site of an ancient gateway

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