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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
GARWALDSHIELS HOPE Garwaldshiels Hope Thomas Hastie. Shepherd Kiddamhill 017; 025 [Situation] West Side of Upper Cleugh Rig
This name is given to the head of a considerable water called the Black Esk which, has its Source at the junction of the Strushel Knowe with Jock's Shoulder. It is on the farm of Garwald, and lies at the western base of Jock's Shoulder.
Black Esk
Black Esk
Mr James Hastie, Shepherd Kiddamhill
Johnston's Co. [County] Map
Fullarton's Gazetteer
017; 025; 034; 035 [Situation] Western portion of Eskdalemuir Parish
A river which rises about two miles South of Wind Fell and flows in a S.S.E [South South East] direction to its junction with the White Esk near the farmhouse of Balliehill. From thence the two rivers are known as the "River Esk".
"The Black Esk, which divides this parish on the South from that of Eskdalemuir on the north, for nearly one mile, falls into the White Esk, at a place called the King Pool, not far from the farm-house of Balliehill. The junction of these two rivers forms the Esk, that runs through the parish &c. &c.
New Stat: Acct: [New Statistical Account] of Dumfries-shire (Westerkirk) Page 430.

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Parish of Eskdalemuir
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