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OS1/10/18/25

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
OVER CASSOCK Over Cassock
Over Cassock
Over Causeway
Over Cassock
Mr. James Glendinning farmer, Over Cassock
Robert Thompson Esqr Nether Cassock
Ancient Valuation Roll for County Dumfries
Johnston's Co [County] map
018 [Situation] About 3/8 of a mile S.W. [South West] of Over Cassock
A small farm house one storey high high and slated. The offices are in indifferent repair, but are going to be rebuilt, there is a small vegetable garden attached. The correct name appears to be "Over Cassock" derived from a legend in which it is stated that a priest lost his Cassock in crossing Bar Burn near the Camp, this single circumstance is all all that is remembered of the original tale. It has been called "over Causeway" from a Roman road being supposed to have passed near it: no trace of this road or its situation remains.
THE LAKE The Lake
The Lake
Mr. James Glendinning farmer, Over Cassock
Robert Thompson Esqr. Nether Cassock
018 [Situation] Immediately South of Over Cassock
This name applies to the fosse or ditch on the East and North of the "Camp". It is probable that it is so called from Bar Burn being turned into it as a means of defence. Its banks bear traces of the action of water.
FINGLAND Fingland
Fingland
Mr. James Glendinning farmer, Over Cassock
Robert Thompson Esqr. Nether Cassock
018 [Situation] About 50 Chains S.E [South East] of Over Cassock
This name applies to three small houses, each one storey high, & one of which is slated, inhabited by farm laborers and shepherds. There are two small vegetable gardens attached. It is the property of the Duke of Buccleugh.

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Parish of Eskdalemuir
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