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Dumfriesshire volume 29

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/10/29/1 KEIR Keir Keir Keir Keir Keir Keir Kire Chalmers' Caledonia The Stat: Acc: [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Fullerton's Gazetteer Dr. [Doctor] Singer's Survey Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Valuation Roll of Parish Pennant's Tour 030; 031; 040 [Situation] In the centre of Nithsdale. The name of this Parish is supposed to be derived from the old British word "Caer "a Fort," and in support of which, a Spot near Nether Keir can still be pointed as Site of an Ancient Tower or Fort. The appellation Caer has assumed the form of Keir in many of the names of places in Scotland. Another - and somewhat fanciful conjecture is, that the name is derived from the particular colour of the Soil - "Keir signifying "black or brown". Keir Parish is situated in the centre of the district called Nithsdale, forming a slender oblong, stretching from Northwest to Southwest. Bounded on the North by Penpont North-East by Closeburn and Kirkmahoe, South by Dunscore, South-West by Glencairn, And North West by Tynron - its greatest length is 6 1/2 Miles and its greatest breadth 2 1/2 Miles; but as its average breadth is scarcely 2 Miles, its superficial [Continued on page 2]
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OS1/10/29/2 KEIR Keir Keir Keir Keir Keir Keir Kire Chalmers' Caledonia The Stat. Acc. [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Fullerton's Gazetteer Dr. [Doctor] Singer's Survey Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Valuation Roll of Parish Pennant's Tour 030; 031; 040 [Continued from page 1] superficial Area is only about 11 Square Miles, or roughly computed about 7040 Imperial Acres, and which may be said to consist of about 2,300 acres of arable land, 550 meadow land, 1800 pasture and 500 growing Wood, the rest for the most part being incapable of profitable Cultivation. The principal land proprietors are The Duke of Buccleuch, Mr. Hunter Arundell of Barjarg T.S. Gladstone of The Capenoch, - Copland of Blackwood a minor and George Haggan of Waterside also a minor. Most of the Parish is a variegated and regular descent from a hilly summit having an alluvial Soil, it is Conjectured to have been anciently the bed of the River Nith, when pent up by an obstruction on the South. The Parish generally is highly cultivated and along the Streams rich and fertile and well protected by embankments exist. It exhibits throughout pleasing and finely diversified landscapes these are secondary in consideration when compared to the view obtained from Blackwood Hill which [has a] most expansive and powerful description - lifting the eye along all the brilliant and exulting valley of the Nith is at once presented all the richest and highly diversified parts of upper and lower Nithsdale, - screened extremity by the Mountain Chain of the of the lowlands of Scotland and at the other by the Cumberland hills. Streams intersect the Parish, the principal of which are the Nith the Scarr the Shinnel and Allanton Burn, - six, respectively of about one mile in length flow in almost parallel and regular intervals into the Nith and Scarr. Keir, Capenoch and Blackwood Hills rise to an elevation of from 800 to 900 feet. There are two quarries respectively at [--] and Barjarg, but they are worked at considerable Expense in consequence of the want of coal in the Parish, and another drawback is that the cover is great and the superincumbent shale so little tenacious that it requires to be all removed. Keir Hill and Barjarg are the villages or rather hamlets, the former being noticeable only for its appearance and being the Site of the Parish Church, a neat edifice, accommodating 440 Sitters. This Church is like many more in the County most inconveniently situated for the Parishioners being at [the] end of the Parish and only 1 1/4 mile from that of the adjoining Parish of Penpont. The Minister's stipend averages about £230 with [--] Manse and glebe of 10 Acres, the latter valued at £18 per Annum. There are also two Parish Schools in which the usual branches of education [--] the aggregate salaries in which are £55.13/4d. which include fees. The Population in 1831 was 1804 and amount of assessed Property in [??] £3675. Eight and a half miles of Turnpike run through the Parish, Viz. 7 on the road from Dumfries to Penpont, 1 on that from Penpont to Glencairn and 1/2 a mile from Auldgirth Bridge to the foot of the Parish. There are no remains of antiquities and the only features of connection therewith are the Sites of St. Brigid's Chapel at Kirkbride, and that of the Fort or Tower said to have given name to the Parish. [Signed] J B Innes c/a [civilian assistant]
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OS1/10/29/3 SHINNEL WATER Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Shinnel Water The Shinnel Shinnel Water Crawford's Co. [County] Map Black's Co. [County] Map Mr Brown Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Dr. [Doctor] Singer's Survey Stat: Acc: [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Fullarton's Gazetteer 031 [Situation] No. 1 on Trace 1. On the North-Western Parish Boundary A stream through this Plan. It rises in two small head-waters respectively at Allan's Cairn and Blackhill on the boundary with Kirkcudbright, has a Course of about 12 miles and falls into Scar Water less than a mile above Penpont. Along most of its Course the Scenery is charmingly picturesque.
OS1/10/29/3 SCAR WATER Scar Water Scar Water Scar Water Scar Water Scarr Water The Scarr The Scar The Scarr or Skarr Skarr Water Scar Water Scaur Water Crawford's Co. [County] Map Black's Co. [County] Map Mr. Brown Dr. [Doctor] Singer's Survey J & C Walker's Map Stat: [Statistical] of Penpont Parish Stat: Acc: [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Fullarton's Gazetteer Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Account of Parish in Gazr. [Gazetteer] of Scotland 031 [Situation] No. 4 on Trace 1. On the North and North-Eastern Boundary of Parish. A stream through this Plan. It rises on the East side of Black Hill and falls into the Nith about 3/4 of a mile below Keir Church. This Stream probably derives its name from the nature of the banks in some parts of its course, for it seems to be no other than "Scar or Skar," a north country word signifying "a bare and broken rock on the side of a river."
OS1/10/29/3 [Page] 3 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/1 Trace 1 [Signed] M Donohue Civil Assist. [Civilian Assistant]
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OS1/10/29/5 KIRK POOL Kirk Pool Kirk Pool Kirk Pool Mr. Black Mr. Milligan Mr. Fergusson 031 [Situation] At No. 16 on Trace 2. About 7 chains North of Bridgend in Scar Water A place in the Scar Water where it is deep and is so called in the District from being under Penpont Church.
OS1/10/29/5 [Page] 5 Parish of Keir -- Sheet Plan 31/1 Trace No. 2 [Signed] M Donohue c.a. [civilian assistant] 20th June 1855
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OS1/10/29/7 BRIDGEND Bridge End Bridge End Bridge End Bridgend Bridgend James Milligan Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Estate Map Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] Nos. 1 to 4 on Trace 2. About 1/2 chain East of Scar Bridge A row of cottages with gardens attached occupied by laboring men This name is usually written as on Estate Plan. The name is taken from the situation being at the end of the Bridge.
OS1/10/29/7 SCAR WATER Scar Water Scar Water Scar Water Estate Map Crawford's Co. [County] Map Mr. Brown 031 [Situation] No. 16 on Trace 2 On the North and North-Eastern Parish Boundary. A stream which enters this Plan, runs in a N.E. [North East] course to River Nith.
OS1/10/29/7 SCAR BRIDGE Scar Bridge Scar Bridge Scar Bridge Penpont Bridge Bellboro Bridge Revd. [Reverend] W. Menzies Mr. E. Hoggan Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Wright 031 [Situation] No. 10 on Trace 2 About 1 1/2 chains west of Bridgend A stone bridge of two arches across Scar Water on the Road from Keir Mill to Penpont. it was erected at the expense of the County. Penpont Bridge is the name for the Bridge about 1/2 mile west of the village of Penpont.
OS1/10/29/7 [Page] 7 Parish of Keir -- 31/1 Trace 2 Scar Water [note] See Page 3 for other modes of spelling [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/8 LONGBANK WOOD Longbank Wood Longbank Wood Longbank Wood James Hyslop William Brown Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies 031 [Situation] To the South of Shinnel water on the sheet line of this Plan. A Wood Situate on a steep brow & wholly consists of Forest trees & underwood.
OS1/10/29/8 [Page] 8 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31.1 Trace No. 1 & 2 Shinnel Water [crossed out] See Page 1. [Signed] O. Barrett [Civilian assistant]
OS1/10/29/9 BYREHOLM Byreholm Byreholm Byreholm James Milligan Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 15 on Trace No. 1. About 22 chains East of Capenoch Cottages A dwelling house, outhouses and farm occupied by James Milligan, property of T S Gladstone.
OS1/10/29/9 CAPENOCH COTTAGES Capenoch Cottages Capenoch Cottages Capenoch Cottages H. Smith E. Hoggan Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies 031 [Situation] Nos. 1. 2. 3 on Trace 1 About 22 chains West of Byreholm A row of neat cottages lately erected by order of T. S. Gladstone the Laird of the Estate his Mansion is Capenoch hence these cottages are so called now in the District.
OS1/10/29/9 SCAR WATER Scar Water Scar Water Scar Water The Scar Water The Scar Water The Scarr or Skarr Revd [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Black's Co. [County] Map Crawford's Co. [County] Map Stat. Acc: [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Dr. [Doctor] Singer's Survey Fullarton's Gazetteer 031 [Situation] No. 6 on Trace 1. On and near to the North and North-Eastern Parish Boundaries. A stream through this Plan that runs into River Nith.
OS1/10/29/9 Page] 9 Parish of Keir -- Sheet Plan 31.2 Trace 1 Scar Water [note] See Page 3 for other modes of spelling. [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/10 BYREHOLM QUARRY Byreholm Quarry Byreholm Quarry Byreholm Quarry Mr. Milligan Mr. Brown Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 4 on Trace 1 In the north-eastern vicinity of Capenoch Cottages. A Sandstone quarry at which there are Several hands employed, derives its name from the farm in which it is. i.e. Byreholm property of T. S. Gladstone Esq.
OS1/10/29/10 SCAR WATER (Old Course) Scar Water (Old Course) Scar Water (Old Course) Scar Water (Old Course) Revd [Reverend] Mr. Menzies James Milligan James Hyslop 031 [Situation] To the East of Scar Water forming the Eastern Parish Boundary The Course in which the Scar Water formerly ran, it is now reduced - particularly in dry weather to a series of stagnant Pools & marshes, it still forms part of the Parish Boundary.
OS1/10/29/10 [Page] 10 Keir Ph. [Parish] -- Plan 31.2 Trace 4 [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/11 CAPENOCH Capenoch Capenoch Capenoch Capenoch Capenoch Capenoch Capenoch Estate Map Black's Co. [County] Map Crawford's Co. [County] Map Mr. William Brown factor for the Estate of Capenoch Fullarton's Gazetteer Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Ancient & Modern Val. [Valuation] Rolls 031 [Situation] No. 34 on Trace 3. About 55 chains N.E. [North East] of Capenoch Loch. A neat Mansion with pleasure ground attached the property of Thomas Stewart Gladstone Esq. This house is not yet finished.
OS1/10/29/11 BOGROUGH Bogrough Bogrough Bogrough Estate Map Mr. Brown Mr. Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] No. 86 on Trace No. 6. About 33 chains S.E. [South East] of Capenoch An ordinary farmhouse with offices Gardens and farm attached. Occupied by Joseph Kirkpatrick and property of T Stewart Gladstone.
OS1/10/29/11 BOGROUGH WOOD Bogrough Wood Bogrough Wood Bogrough Wood Mr. Brown Factor Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 91 on Trace 6. In the Eastern vicinity of Bogrough A Wood wholly Consists of Forest Trees on part of the farm belonging to Bogrough and so called in the District.
OS1/10/29/11 [Page] 11 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31.5 Traces 3 & 6. [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/12 PENFILLAN MOOR Penfillan Moor Penfillan Moor Penfillan Moor Penfillan Hill Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Arundell So called in the District. 031 [Situation] No. 78 on Trace No. 5 & 6. To the S. [South] of this Plan east of Capenoch Moor A large tract of moorland rough & heathy - property of the Duke of Buccleuch
OS1/10/29/12 LONGBANK WOOD Longbank Wood Longbank Wood Longbank Wood Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] No. 9 on Trace 2 and 3. About 13 chains N.E. [North East] of Capenoch A long, narrow, strip of wood wholly composed of forest Trees, property of T. S. Gladstone.
OS1/10/29/12 HILL PLANTATION Hill Plantation Hill Plantation Hill Plantation Lough Park Plantation Hill Plantation Hill Plantation T. S Gladstone Esq. William Brown, (Factor) Mr. J. Kirkpatrick William Brown, Game Keeper Mr. Hyslop. 031 [Situation] No. 74 on Trace No. 5. In the vicinity of Capenoch Loch A plantation of Fir and Forest Trees the property of T. S. Gladstone Esq.
OS1/10/29/12 [Page] 12 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 34 Plan 31.5 Traces 2. 3. 5 & 6. [Signed] M Donohue civil Assist. [civilian Assistant]
OS1/10/29/13 SCAR WATER Scar Water Scar Water Scar Water Crawford's Co. [County] Map J. Blacks Co. [County] Map W. Brown, 031 [Situation] No. 24 on Trace 2 and 3 [corrections initialled MD] and on and near to the North and Eastern Parish Boundary A stream which begins its Name in the Parish of Penpont Near Helscar and Glenmano, runs in Southerly direction, receives Shinnel Water on the West of Penpont and thence continues on its course to form a confluence with the River Nith on the West Side of Closeburn.
OS1/10/29/13 SHINNEL WATER Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Crawford's Co. [County] Map Blacks Co. [County] Map W. Menzies, 031 [Situation] No. 1 on Traces 1, 2 & 4. On the N.E. [North East] Parish Boundary. A stream which begins its name in the Parish of Tynron at a Point called Shinnel Head, and runs in a Southward Direction into the Scar Water near Penpont.
OS1/10/29/13 SCARBRAEHEAD Scarbraehead Scarbraehead Scarbraehead Scarbraehead Estate Plan of Capenoch Mr. Brown Factor for the Estate Mr. Kilpatrick the occupant Same authorities given for this mode of writing. See Page 23. 031 [Situation] No. 1 & 6 on Trace 3. About 34 chains N.E. [North East] of Capenoch. An ordinary farm house with offices garden and a small parcel of land attached, Occupied by Miss Kirkpatrick [correction initialled MD] and property of Thomas Stewart Gladstone Esq. Laird of Capenoch.
OS1/10/29/13 [Page] 13 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 34 Plan 31.5 Scar Water [note] For other modes of spelling See Page 3. [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/14 SHINNEL BRIDGE Shinnel Bridge Shinnel Bridge Shinnel Bridge Mr. Brown Mr. Menzies Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] At No. 56 on Trace No. 4. About 38 chains S.W. [South West] of Capenoch Loch. A stone bridge of One Arch across Shinnel Water, on the Clone Road, erected at the expense of the County.
OS1/10/29/14 CAPENOCH MOOR Capenoch Moor Capenoch Moor Capenoch Moor Capenoch Hill Capenoch Hill Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick (So called by the Peasantry) Stat. Acc [Statistical Account] of Dumfries 031 [Situation] No. 50 on Trace 4 & 5. To the West of and adjoining Penfillan Moor. A large tract of rougish Moor covered with Heath, property of Thomas Stewart Gladstone Esq. Hill & Moor has frequently the same meaning in this district - hill being often applied to a flat when it is rough moorland.
OS1/10/29/14 ROUND HILL Round Hill Round Hill Round Hill Crawford's Co. [County] Map Black's Co. [County] Map Mr. Kirkpatrick of Bogrough 031 [Situation] About 41 chains N.E. [North East] of Shinnel Bridge. A hill feature of a Cone Shape partly planted and partly rough pasture property of [--].
OS1/10/29/14 CLONE ROAD Clone Road Clone Road Clone Road Mr. William Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Hyslop 031 [Situation] No. 55 on Trace 4 at Shinnel Bridge A public Road through this Place so called in the District.
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OS1/10/29/15 ROWANTREE PARK Rowantree Park Rowantree Park Rowantree Park The holmfarm Wood Mr. William Brown Mr. J Kirkpatrick Mr. Smith Mr. Brown 031 [Situation] No. 77 on Trace 5 and 6. & 21 on Trace 2 and 3. About 17 chains E. [East] of Round Hill. Applies to a large Plantation which consists principally of Fir trees excepting a portion in the North end where it is chiefly Forest trees with young fir mixed Not long since this was nearly all forest trees, but cut down & planted with fir trees, The Rowantree better known as mountain ash grows here spontaneously hence the name formerly part of the Capenoch Estate was in a farm called the holm Farm & Rowantree park was part of it but always this was called Rowantree Park from the reason above stated,
OS1/10/29/15 WHITEFAULD RIG Whitefauld Rig Whitefauld Rig Whitefauld Rig White Fold Rigg Whitefauld Rigg Whitefauld Rigg Estate Plan Mr. Henry Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. Smith Mr Hyslop Game Keeper of Capenoch 031 [Situation] In the N.W. [North West] corner of Penfillan Moor on Trace 5 near Rowantree Park Wood About 17 chains N.E. [North East] of Capenoch Loch. A small elevated Ridge on Penfillan Moor, on which are rocks and a Trigonometrical Station, "Fauld in the Scottish Language Means a Division of a Farm, so denominated because it is manured by folding sheep upon it. See Jamieson's Dictionary. Rig - a ridge, has not the final, g, doubled. See Edinburgh Magazine, & Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language. See Remark Page 39.
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OS1/10/29/16 POUNDLAND HILL Poundland Hill Poundland Hill Poundland Hill Estate Plan Mr. Henry Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] At 78 on Trace 6 About 20 Chains to the S.E. [South East] of Whitefauld Rigg A small elevated Knowe on Penfillan hill Property of Duke of Buccleuch. There was an old farm town near this hill and which caused it to be called after Viz. Poundland Hill.
OS1/10/29/16 THE BOWER The Bower The Bower The Bower James Hyslop Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. Brown 031 [Situation] About 4 chains N.W. [North West] of Scarbraehead. A Small Wood with Summer house & Walks, on the bank of Scar Water.
OS1/10/29/16 SCARBRAEHEAD PLANTATION Scarbraehead Plantation Scarbraehead Plantation Scarbraehead Plantation Scarbraehead Plantation Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick See Page 23 for Authorities 031 [Situation] No. 106 on Trace 3. To the S. [South] of Scarbraehead on Sheet line. A small Plantation which consists of fir & forest trees. Property of T. S. Gladstone, Esq.
OS1/10/29/16 PENFILLAN BURN Penfillan Burn Penfillan Burn Penfillan Burn Mr. Smith Mr. Hoggon Mr. McKennel 031 [Situation] No. 100 on Trace 6. In the S.E. [South East] corner of this Plan A small brook through this Plan. Property of Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/16 SCAR POOL Scar Pool Scar Pool Scar Pool Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] At No. 31 & 104 on Trace 3 In Scar Water a little to the S. [South] of the Bower. A crook in the Scar Water, where there is Scar in the Bank and so called in the District.
OS1/10/29/16 [Page] 16 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31.5 Trace 6 [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/17 CAPENOCH LOCH Capenoch Loch Capenoch Loch Capenoch Loch Mr. Brown Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 75 on Trace 5. About 18 chains S.E. [South East[ of Whitefauld Rigg. A small Pool, of artificial construction, property of T. S. Gladstone Esq. of Capenoch.
OS1/10/29/17 PENFILLAN WOOD Penfillan Wood Penfillan Wood Penfillan Wood Estate Plan Mr. H Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] No. 96 on Trace 6 To the S.E. [South East] of and Adjoining Bogrough Wood. An irregularly shaped Wood Partially Pasture and Forest trees Property of Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/17 BYREHOLM MOOR Byreholm Moor For Authorities See Page 32. 031 [Situation] To the South of and Adjoining Scarbraehead Plantation. See Page 32.
OS1/10/29/17 [Page] 17 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31.5 [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/18 KEIR MILL T.P. Keir Mill Toll Keir Mill Toll Keir Mill Toll Toll Table Adam Black Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies 031 [Situation] About 6 chains to the S.E. [South East] of Keir church A Side toll in the Village of Keir
OS1/10/29/18 [Page] 18 Parish of Dumfries -- Plan 31.6 Trace 4
OS1/10/29/19 QUARRY ROAD Quarry Road Quarry Road Quarry Road Revd. [Reverend] Menzies Mr. Hoggan Mr. Black 031 [Situation] No. 92 on Trace 4 opposite Brownhill Cottages. A parish road leading from the public road at Brown Hill in direction of Bellevue, and New Mains, it is repaired by the parish as far as the name so applied. It bears the name from the Turnpike Road to where the road to Bellevue branches off.
OS1/10/29/19 BROWN HILL Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill Edward Hoggan Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 10 chains E. [East] of Brownhill Cottages An eminence from which the house Brownhill takes the name.
OS1/10/29/19 SHILLEN HILL Shillen Hill Shillen Hill Shillen Hill Charter in Reign of George III Mr. Smith Mr. Hamilton 031 [Situation] At No. 54 on Trace 4. About 8 chains S.E. [South East] of Keir Church. A small eminence formerly used for cleaning Shillin and by charter in the reign of George III to be used by the person occupying the Mill adjoining. Shillin in Scotch is applied mostly to the "husks of corn ground" called shillin seeds". Shillen implies the grain itself freed of husks. As the former Could not be cleaned on an eminence it is evident that the name here applies to the grain itself. Shillen which was cleaned freed of the husks by exposure on this hillock to the wind.
OS1/10/29/19 BOILING WELL Boiling Well Boiling Well Boiling Well Engraved on a flag over the Well Mr. Henry Smith Mr. Black 031 [Situation] About 8 chains N. [North] of Keir Church. A spring well so called in the District
OS1/10/29/19 QUARRY KNOWE Quarry Knowe Quarry Knowe Quarry Knowe Edward Hoggan Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 11 chains E. [East] of Brown Hill. An eminence at the end of which there is a Sandstone Quarry.
OS1/10/29/19 [Page] 19 Plan 31.6 Trace 4. Shillen Hill [note] Shillen - Grain freed from the husks. Jamieson's S.D. [Scottish Dictionary] [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/20 BYREHOLM Byreholm Byreholm Byreholm Estate Plan Mr. Milligan Mr. Brown 031 [Situation] No. 137 on Trace 1. About 25 chains N.E. [North East] of Scarview on sheet line A farm house and offices and farm, occupied by James Milligan
OS1/10/29/20 BRINGER HILL Bringer Hill Bringer Hill Bringer Hill Edward Hoggan Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Adam Black 031 [Situation] about 14 1/2 chains S.E. [South East] of Keir Church. An eminence on the South Side of Keir Hill Village.
OS1/10/29/20 PRIESTS' HOLE Priests' Hole Priests' Hole Priests' Hole Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Smith William Hoggan 031 [Situation] At No. 58 on Trace 4 About 4 1/2 chains S.E. [South East] of The Manse. A circular hollow in which the Sacrament was formerly administered according to the Rite of the Presbyterian Church, the Parish Church being too small to accomodate the Parishioners
OS1/10/29/20 BLACK BURN Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn Plan of the Estate William Hoggan Factor Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] At No. 97 on Trace. At the west side of Quarry Knowe. A small stream, having its Source in Common Plan and bears the name to its Junction with "Penfillan Burn" near Keir Mill. Hence the united Waters bear the name of "Claddoch Burn" to the Scar Water.
OS1/10/29/20 [Page] 20 Parish of Keir -- 31/6 Black Burn [note] where is the source of Black Burn? [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/21 KEIR MILL Keir Mill Keir Mill Keir Mill Keir Keir Milne Miln of Keir Keir Mill Keirmill Rev. [Reverend Mr. Menzies Crawfords Co. [County] Map Mr. F Hunter Arundell Esq. of Barjarg Black's Co. [County] Map Ancient Valuation Roll Valuation Roll in 1827, Stat. A/c [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Fullarton's Gazetteer 031 [Situation] No. 48 on Trace 4. To the N.W. [North West] of Cladach Burn. A pleasant village the houses are of neat appearance, occupied by Mechanics & persons in the retail business property of George Hoggon Minor and others.
OS1/10/29/21 GALLOWS KNOWE Gallows Knowe Gallows Knowe Gallows Knowe Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Mr. H. Smith Mr. Black 031 [Situation] At No. 50 on Trace 4. About 8 chains S.W. [South West] of Keir Church. A small eminence of Arable land Said to be a place for Criminal execution at Some former period
OS1/10/29/21 JENNY LOCK Jenny Lock Jenny Lock Jenny Lock Jenny Lock's Well Jenny Lock's Well Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Mr. H. Smith Engraved on a flag over the Well Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. William Lawson. 031 [Situation] At No. 54 on Trace 4. About 6 chains to the S.E. [South East] of Keir Church. A spring well to which all the villagers of Keir Mill come for Water. So called from one of the Name of Jenny Lock. This well is known by the name of Jenny Lock only.
OS1/10/29/21 [Page] 21 Parish of Keir -- 31/6 [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/22 PENFILLAN BURN Penfillan Burn Penfillan Burn Penfillan Burn Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Colonel Hoggan Mr. H Smith 031 [Situation] At No. 113 & 190 on Trace 3. at the S.W [South West] corner of Plan flowing N.E. [North East] to Keirmill Village. A Stream that begins its name on "Keir Parish & bears the name to its Junction with the Black Burn - Hence the united waters take the name of Claddach Burn.
OS1/10/29/22 BELLEVUE Bellevue Bellevue Bellevue Colonel Hoggan Mr. Edward Smith Mr. H. Hoggan 031 [Situation] No. 199 on Trace 3. About 35 1/2 chains S.W. [South West] of Gallows Knowe on sheet line. A neat house offices and pleasure ground occupied by Mr. E. Hoggan.
OS1/10/29/22 PENFILLAN COTTAGES Penfillan Cottages Penfillan Cottages Penfillan Cottages Mr. H. Smith Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Mr. Black 031 [Situation] No. 1. 2. on Trace 4 About 6 1/2 chains N.W. [North West] of Gallows Knowe. A row of dwelling houses on the Penfillan farm Occupied by laboring Men And property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch
OS1/10/29/22 [Page] 22 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/6 [Signed] M Donohue C.A. [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/10/29/23 SCARBRAEHEAD Scarhead Scarbraehead Scarbraehead Scarbraehead Mathew Kirkpatrick Estate Plan of Capenoch Mr. Joseph Kirkpatrick Mr. Brown, Factor for the Estate 031 [Situation] No. 132 on Trace 1. In the N.W. [North West] corner of Plan - on S. [Sheet] Line. A dwelling house, outhouses garden and farm attached Occupied by Miss Kirkpatrick property of T. S. Gladstone.
OS1/10/29/23 SCARBRAEHEAD PLANTATION Scarbraehead Plantation Scarbraehead Plantation Scarbraehead Plantation Scarbraehead Plantation Mr Kirkpatrick Estate Plan Mr. Brown Mr. Kirkpatrick of Bogrough 031 [Situation] No. 130 on Trace 1. About 9 chains S.E [South East] of Scarbraehead. An irregular shaped Plantation consists of fir trees, excepting a few forest trees in the West side
OS1/10/29/23 MOORHOUSE Moorhouse Moorhouse Moorhouse Mathew Kirkpatrick William Wright Mr William Smith 031 [Situation] No. 144 on Trace 1. About 16 chains S. [South] of Moor Mullach. A dwelling house outbuildings and garden and one park attached Occupied by Mathew Kirkpatrick. property of TS. Gladstone.
OS1/10/29/23 [Page] 23 Parish of Keir -- 31/6 [Note] Names correct on the Authority of the Estate Plans & Others. [Signed] M Donohue 1st June 1855 27th May 1855
OS1/10/29/24 HOLYN BANK Hollin Bush Hollin Bush Hollin Bush Holyn or Holene Hollin Bush Mr. William Wright Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. William Smith Jamieson's S. Dicty. [Scottish Dictionary] Mr. Hyslop Occupier 031 [Situation] At No. 150 on Trace 1. About 3 chains S.E. [South East] of Moorhouse. A dwelling house, and garden occupied by James Hyslop Gamekeeper to T.S. Gladstone. Hollin - no doubt meant to mean the Scotch word for a holly - to be spelt - Holyn, from Anglo-Saxon Holen - Brockett spells it Hollin - which is not near to the etymon of the word.
OS1/10/29/24 THE MOOR The Moor The Moor The Moor Muir William Wright Mr. Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick Estate Plan. 031 [Situation] No. 153 on Trace 1. About 7 chains to the S. [South] of Holyn Bush. A dwelling house, outhouses garden and one Park attached Occupied by William Wright property of T.S. Gladstone.
OS1/10/29/24 COURTHILL Courthill Courthill Courthill Mr. Kirkpatrick McMillan Mr. Smith Mr. William Wright Estate Plan 031 [Situation] No. 151 on Trace No. 1. About 11 1/2 chains to the East of The Moor. A dwelling house, outhouses, garden and one park attached occupied by Mr. Kirkpatrick McMillan property of T.S. Gladstone Esq.
OS1/10/29/24 [Page] 24 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31.6 [Signed] M. Donohue c.a. [civilian assistant]
OS1/10/29/25 WATERSIDE MAINS Waterside Mains Waterside Mains Waterside Mains Mr. Hyslop Revd. [Reverend] W Menzies Mr. H Smith 031 [Situation] No. 82 on Trace 4. About 15 chains S.E. [South East] of Brownhill Cottages. A good dwelling house, offices and garden and large farm attached property of George Hoggan Esq. Minor
OS1/10/29/25 WATERSIDE Waterside Waterside Waterside Waterside Waterside Revd. [Reverend] W Menzies Blacks Co. [County] Map Mr. Smith Valuation Roll of Parish 1827 Stat. Acc. [Statistical Account] of Parish. 031 [Situation] No. 212 on Trace 5. About 12 chains S.E. [South East] of Waterside Mains. A neat Mansion on the Waterside Estate occupied by Lady Hoggan property of her Son George Hoggan Minor the Estate is in the hands of Trustees.
OS1/10/29/25 BLACK ISLE BANK Black Isle Bank Black Isle Bank Black Isle Bank Mr. Black Mr. Mitchell Mr. Hyslop 031 [Situation] No. 77 on Trace 4 About 6 chains to the N.E. [North East] of Waterside Mains. A Sloping bank takes name from the adjoining Field called Black Isle & is planted with Fir and Forest Trees.
OS1/10/29/25 [Page] 25 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/6 [Signed] M. Donohue Civil Assist [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/10/29/26 CHURCH [Keir Mill] Keir Church Keir Church Keir Church Revd. [Reverend] W Menzies Mr. Arundell Barjarg Crawfords Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] No. 34 on Trace 4 To the N.E. [North East] of Keir Mill Village. A neat edifice with a burial ground and ecclesiastical district, or Glebe attached. Revd. [Reverend] W. Menzies is the present Incumbent. It was built in 1814, and has sittings for about 450.
OS1/10/29/26 THE MANSE [Keir Mill] The Manse The Manse The Manse Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Mr. F Arundell Esq. Col. [Colonel] Hoggan 031 [Situation] No. 65 on Trace 4 About 11 chains East of Keir Church A dwelling house of neat appearance, out offices and Garden & Glebe Occupied by the present proprietor Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Incumbent (or Minister) of Keir.
OS1/10/29/26 BROWNHILL COTTAGES Brownhill Cottages Brownhill Cottages Brownhill Cottages Brownhill Cottages Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies, Mr. [-]. Smith, Mr. Black, Edward Hoggan Esq. 031 [Situation] Nos. 107 & 108 on Trace 4. About 8 chains N.E. [North East] of Brown Hill. Two dwelling houses and garden property of George Hoggan, Minor.
OS1/10/29/26 [Page] 26 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/6 Keir Church [note] Parish Church See remark 54 on Exn. [Examination] of Plans - Exn. [Examination] office 24th March 56 [1856] [Signed] M. Donohue
OS1/10/29/27 BROWNHILL Brownhill Brownhill Brownhill Edward Hoggan Esq. Adam Black Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies 031 [Situation] About 9 chains East of Brown Hill A house with a small farm attached the property of George Hogan.
OS1/10/29/27 [Page] 27 Keir Ph. [Parish] -- 31.6 Woodhead Burn [crossed out] See Black Burn [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/28 OLD CHURCH YARD [Keir Mill] Old Church Yard Old Church Yard Old Church Yard Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies W. Hoggan Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 60 on Trace 4 About 5 chains S.E. [South East] of The Manse. A burial ground So called Since the New Church and burial ground was made. In this was the Keir Church previous to the present one. Now disused.
OS1/10/29/28 CLADACH BURN Cladach Burn Cladach Burn Cladach Burn Claddoch Burn Cladroch Burn Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Mr. Hoggan Mr. Smith Mr. Wright Mr. Kirk 031 [Situation] At No. 49 on Trace 4 To the South-East of Keir Village towards Scar Water. This Name applies to a stream from the Continuation of Penfillan and Black Burns & bears the name to the Scar Water. The word Cladach in Gaelic signifies a beach. As the Scar previously to the [--] cut being made, often flooded the district hereabouts, the name [--] may have this [--]
OS1/10/29/28 BROOMY KNOWE Broomy Knowe Broomy Knowe Broomy Knowe Mr. Smith Mr. Wright Mr. Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] At No. 130 on Trace 1 In the South corner of Scarbraehead Plantation and N.W. [North West] corner of this Plan. A Small hill having broom and Trees on.
OS1/10/29/28 [Page] 28 Keir Ph. [Parish] -- 31.6 Old Church Yard [note] If Keir Ch. [Church] stood in aforementioned that should be in Des. [Descriptive] remarks & written on plan Cladach Burn [note] Cladach - a Beach - Gaelic Dictionary [Signed] M Donohue
OS1/10/29/29 SCARVIEW Scar View Scar View Struan Struan Struan Scar View William Smith Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. Brown So called by the peasantry in the District Map of the Estate, Name on Carts 031 [Situation] No. 163 on Trace No. 2 About 35 1/2 chains E. [East] of Broomy Knowe. A dwelling house, out houses and farm occupied by William Smith and property of T.S. Gladstone. The ancient name of it is Stroan but changed by the occupant about 30 yrs. [years] since to Scarview, by Sanction of the Laird.
OS1/10/29/29 THE BANK The Bank The Bank The Bank William Smith William Dargavel Miss Wallace 031 [Situation] No. 160 on Trace No. 2 To the S.E. [South East] of Scarview on the [--] Close on N. [North] side of Scar Water about 10 Ch; [Chains] N.N.E. [North North East] of Parish Church. A precipitous bank, or slope and consists of Wood property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and occupied by Miss H. Wallace Scarbank.
OS1/10/29/29 METAL BRIDGE [Keir Mill] Metal Bridge Metal Bridge Metal Bridge Metal Bridge Rev. [Reverend] W. Menzies Mr. Hoggan Colonel Hoggan Adam Black 031 [Situation] on Trace 2 About 6 chains N.E. [North East] of The Manse. A Wood Bridge supported by a metal frame across Scar Water built at the expense of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch the name is so applied in the District.
OS1/10/29/29 [Page] 29 Keir Parish -- Sheet 31/6 [Signed] M Donohue Civil Assist. [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/10/29/30 PENFILLAN WOOD Penfillan Wood Penfillan Wood Penfillan Wood Map of property of 1846 Mr. Henry Smith Mr. John Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] No. 176 on Trace 3. About 15 chains to the West of Penfillan Mains A large Park part Arable and Wood and containing About 15 Statute Acres property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch
OS1/10/29/30 PIPER'S MOSS Piper's Moss Piper's Moss Piper's Moss Estate Plan Mr. H. Smith Mr. J. Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] At No. 152 on Trace 3. About 14 chains N.W. [North West] of Penfillan Mains.
OS1/10/29/30 PENFILLAN MAINS Penfillan Mains Penfillan Mains Penfillan Mains Nether Penfillan Nether Penfillan Penfillan Penfillan Over-Penfillan Over-Penfillan Nether Penfillan His Graces Lease to the Occupying Tenant His Graces receipts for the Rent. Mr. H. Smith Blacks Co. [County] Map Crawfords Co. [County] of Dumfries Mr. Kirkpatrick Stat Acc [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Ancient Valuation Roll Valuation Roll in 1827. Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] No. 186 on Trace 3. About 27 chains S.W. [South West] of Keir Church. A good dwelling house offices Garden [with] a large farm of land attached property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch
OS1/10/29/30 [Page] 30 Keir Parish -- Sheet 31/6 Piper's Moss [note] Cancelled [Signed] M. Donohue
OS1/10/29/31 SCAR WATER Scar Water Scar Water Scar Water Mr. Milligan Black's Co. [County] Map Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 71 on Trace 2 and the adj. [adjacent] Traces. On the east side of this Plan. A stream which enters the North of this Plan, and runs in a Southward direction through it, to the River Nith. Not navigable Omo [Ordnance mapping office]
OS1/10/29/31 SCAR WATER (Old Course) Old Scar Water Old Scar Water Old Scar Water Mr. Thomas Brown Mr. William Smith Mr. Milligan 031 [Situation] No. 172 on Trace 2 and the adj [adjacent] Traces On the Eastern Parish Boundary The course formerly run by Scar Water now partially a channel and Marsh It divides between the Parishes of Keir and Closeburn.
OS1/10/29/31 SCARBANK Scarbank Scarbank Scarbank Miss H. Wallace Mr. Brown Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 158 on Trace No. 2. About 9 chains S.E. [South East] of Scarview. A farm house, outhouses and garden And farm occupied by Miss Henrietta Wallace property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch
OS1/10/29/31 [Page] 31 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/6 Scar Water [note] For other modes of spelling See Page 3. [Signed] M. Donohue c.a. [civilian assistant]
OS1/10/29/32 BYREHOLM MOOR Byreholm Moor Byreholm Moor Byreholm Moor Mr. James Milligan Mr. William Smith Mr. William Wright 031 [Situation] In the Centre of Trace 1. About 40 Chains N.W. [North West] of Keir Church. A district of Cultivated land formerly a Moor, rough and healthy in [--] time it was used as a Race Course
OS1/10/29/32 MOOR MULLACH Moor Mulloch Moor Mulloch Moor Mulloch Mr. Milligan Mr. Smith Mr. Wright 031 [Situation] No. 134 on Trace No. 1. About 13 1/2 Chains North of Byreholm Moor. A Small eminence on Byreholm Moor consisting a hill feature and on which Stood the people to look at the Horses running on the Course of Byreholm Moor when used for that purpose. Mullach correct as Mulloch would give the signification of "the remains of an artificial mound" [which is] not the case.
OS1/10/29/32 CAIRN KNOWE Cairn Knowe Cairn Knowe Cairn Knowe Mr. Kirkpatrick Mr. Wright Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] At No. 140 on Trace 1. About 11 chains S.E. [South East] of Moor Mullach. A small eminence on Byreholm Moor on which stood a Cairn from time immemorial until removed lately by the farmer for the sake of cultivation hence the name which is still retained.
OS1/10/29/32 [Page] 32 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/6 Moor Mullach [note] Mulloch - on Top of - Molach - Rough that is the Top or highest part of Byreholm Moor Omo [Ordnance mapping office] " Mullach - Rough" Mullach - an eminence, Gaelic Dicty. [Dictionary] [Signed] M. Donohue c.a. [civilian assistant]
OS1/10/29/33 SHINNEL WATER Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Estate Plan Black's Co. [County] Map Mr. Brown 031 [Situation] No. 1 on Trace 1. On the East and Northern Parish Boundary. A stream which runs through this Plan and joins Scar Water.
OS1/10/29/33 CLONEHEAD Clonehead Clonehead Clonehead Mr. Brown Mr. Hyslop Mr. Smith 031 [Situation] No. 10 on Trace 2. About 3 Chains East of Eastern Parish Boundary. A dwelling house and garden Occupied by a labouring man.
OS1/10/29/33 CLONE ROAD Clone Road Clone Road Clone Road Mr. Brown Mr. Smith Mr. Hyslop 031 [Situation] No. 14 on Trace 2. In a North-Eastern direction through this Plan. A public Road from Penpont leading to the Parish of Glencairn crosses Bridge of Scar and Shinnel bridge. Clone - in Irish - means - a hollow or flat consisting of stiff wet clay.
OS1/10/29/33 [Page] 33 Keir Ph. [Parish] -- 30.12 Traces 1 & 2 [Signed] M. Donohue
OS1/10/29/34 CLONE BURN Clone Burn Clone Burn Clone Burn James Hyslop Revd. [Reverend] Mr Menzies William Brown 031 [Situation] In a North-Eastern direction through this Plan. A Small stream having its Source in the Parish of Tynron, bears the name from its entrance into Keir at the Junction of roads above "Clonehead" to the Shinnel Water.
OS1/10/29/34 [Page] 34 Parish of Keir -- Plan 30.12 Trace No. 2
OS1/10/29/35 BARJARG MOOR Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Barjarg Hill Barjarg Hill Mr. F. Hunter Arundell of Barjarg Mr. Crawfords Map of Dumfries Black's Co. [County] Map Estate Plans of yr. [year] 1762 So called in the District Stat: Acc. [Statistical Account] of Dumfries 031; 040 [Situation] No. 39 on Trace 6 To the South of and adjoining Beuchan Moor and Plantation. A large tract of Moorland rough and healthy and commonly called Barjarg Hill property of William Francis Hunter Arundell of Barjarg. `'This is Gaelic derived thus Bar - a Top or bank. jarg means Red but should be Dearg therefore the nice & correct name is Bardearg" the proprietor says Jarg is yellow but this is a mistake.
OS1/10/29/35 BUGHT KNOWE Bught Knowe Bught Knowe Bught Knowe Plan of 1846 Mr. H Smith Mr. Wright. 031 [Situation] On the West of No. 33 on Trace 3. About 25 Chains N.E. [North East] of Linnhead Rigg. A small Knoll on Penfillan Moor near which is a Sheepfold from which the knowe or hill derives its name property of His Grace Duke of Buccleuch. Occupied by H. Smith. Penfillan Mains
OS1/10/29/35 CRANE MOSS Cringan Moss Cringan Moss Cringan Moss Crane Moss Crane Moss Crane Moss Plan of the farm 1846 Mr. Henry Smith Mr. Black Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies James Hyslop Edward Hoggan Esq. 031 [Situation] At No. 21 on Trace 2. About 27 chains N.W. [North West] of Linnhead Rigg. A narrow Stripe of Moss having a great number of Cranes or cranberries growing in it - hence the name. Crane - the local name for Cranberry - moor or moss-berry.
OS1/10/29/35 [Page] 35 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/2
OS1/10/29/36 BLACK BURN Woodhead Burn Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn Plan of the Estate made in 1762 E. Hoggan Factor for the Estate Mr. McKinnell Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies James Hyslop 031 [Situation] At Nos. 25, and 26, on Trace 3. In a North-Eastern direction through Plans 31/9 [31]/10 and [31]/6 to Scar Water. A small narrow stream which Issues from Ponds on Waterside Moor runs in a N.E. [North Eastern] direction through this Plan, passing by the farm house called Woodhead sometimes called Black Burn. This stream is best known as "Black Burn" although a portion of it is known as Woodhead Burn - it bears the name Black from the Pond at the North Side of Waterside to its Junction with "Penfillan Burn" thence Knowe Water takes the name of "Claddoch Burn"
OS1/10/29/36 PENFILLAN BURN Penfillan Burn Penfillan Burn Penfillan Burn Henry Smith E. Hoggan Mr. Kinnell 031 [Situation] No. 34 on Trace 3. On Keir Hill - flowing in a North-Eastern direction. A Small Stream having its source on Beuchan Moor & bears the name to its Junction with Black Burn - the United Water takes the name of Claddoch.
OS1/10/29/36 [Page] 36 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31/9 [Signed] M. Donohue
OS1/10/29/37 SHINNEL WATER Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Shinnel Water Shinnell Water The Shinnel The Shinnel Shinnel Water Black's Map of Scotland Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. H Smith Plan of the Capenoch Estate Stat: Acc: [Statistical Account] of Dumfries P.472 & 461. Fullarton's Gazetteer Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] No. 18 on Trace 1. On the West and Northern Parish Boundaries. A stream which enters the West of this Plan and runs in a N.W. [North West] direction through it, and forms a confluence with Scar Water.
OS1/10/29/37 CLONE ROAD Clone Road Clone Road Clone Road Revd. [Reverend Mr. Menzies Incumbent of Keir Mr. Smith Mr. Hyslop 031 [Situation] No. 19 on Trace 1. At the N.W. [North West ] Corner of this Plan. A public road from Penpont leading into the Parish of Glencairn (by the Bar) and is so called in the District. It is only Known by this name from Shinnel Bridge to the Parish By. [Boundary] near Clonehead.
OS1/10/29/37 THE BARR The Barr Barr The Bar Bar Farm The Barr Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. J Hyslop Mr. H. Hyslop Plan of the Estate Name on Cart 031 [Situation] No. 17 on Trace 1. About 1 1/2 chains N.W. [North West] of Clone Road. A dwelling house out houses and farm occupied by John Hyslop and property of T. S. Gladstone Capenoch House. This name is probably taken from the Gaelic word - Bar or Barr - a point, the top or summit.
OS1/10/29/37 [Page] 37 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/9 [Signed] M. Donohue
OS1/10/29/38 KEIR HILLS Keir Hills Keir Hills Keir Hills Keir Hill Keir Hill Rev. Mr. Menzies Mr. F. Hunter Esq. Mr. Smith Penfillan Stat: Acc: [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Fullarton's Gazetteer 031 [Situation] At No. 38 on Trace 5. On the western side of Parish & stretching through Waterside Capenoch Beuchan and Barjarg Moors. A lofty ridge of Mountain rough & heathy, extending from Barhill Southwards and forms a remarkable feature, in the county the name is well known, and includes the highland of the different moor in Keir Parish.
OS1/10/29/38 BARR HILL Barhill Barr Hill Barr Hill Barr Hill Crawfords Map of Co. [County] Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. H Smith James Hyslop 031 [Situation] At No. 20 on Trace 2. About 40 chains S.W. [South West] of Linnhead Rigg. An eminence forming a feature and part of Keir Hill partly in two Estates which causes it to be sometimes called Waterside Hill or Blackchub viz from the Estate in which the summit stands, the correct name is Barhill, the base of which extends along into the Bar farm, adjoining
OS1/10/29/38 WAUK HILL Waulk Hill Waulk Hill Waulk Hill Wauch Hill Waulk Hill Walk Hill Waugh Hill Mr. Hoggan Bellevue Mr. Smith Crawford's Co. [County] Map of Dumfries Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Hyslop See Page 53 See Page 53 031 [Situation] At No. 38 on Trace 5. On the South-Western Parish Boundary near centre of Keir Hills. A hill feature on the Keir Hills and is a name well known but pronounced and written Walk Hill the common name is Waulk Hill and is the original Scotish mode of writing this name. See Page 53.
OS1/10/29/38 [Page] 38 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/9 [Signed] M. Donohue
OS1/10/29/39 CAPENOCH MOOR Capenoch Moor Capenoch Moor Capenoch Hill Capenoch Hill Capenock Moor Revd. [Reverend William Menzies Mr. Smith Mr. Hyslop Stat: Acc: [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Edward Hoggan Esq. 031 [Situation] Nos. 6. 7. on Trace 1. and No. 7 on Trace 5. On the western side of Parish and adjoining Penfillan and Waterside Moors. A tract of Moorland property of T. S. Gladstone of Capenoch, sometimes called Capenoch Hill.
OS1/10/29/39 BUSH BURN Bush Burn Bush Burn Bush Burn Mr. Smith Plan of the Estate Mr. Hyslop 031 [Situation] At No. 34 West Side of Trace 3. In a North-Western direction through Plan towards Penfillan Burn. A Small Stream having its Source in the Keir Hills & bears the name from the Joining of two Small Streams on "Beuchan Moor" to Penfillan Burn.
OS1/10/29/39 LINNHEAD RIG Linnhead Rigg Linnhead Rigg Linnhead Rigg Lynnhead Rigg Mr. Smith Plan of farm Mr. McKinnel Mr. Wright 031 [Situation] In the West of Trace No. 3 at No. 33. About 40 Chains N.E. [North East] of Barr Hill. A hill feature on Penfillan Moor joining Bush Burn forms a Ridge of elevated Land. [Initialled] M D. The Scotch word for a Ridge would be more correctly written as Rigg, as this mode approaches nearer to its derivative "Rigge," old English. In other languages synonimous terms occur having the double g. Rig is used also in Scotch and is applicable in the similar use as the English Cant term Rig, frolic, tumult &c.
OS1/10/29/39 [Page] 39 Ph. [Parish] of Keir -- Sheet 31/9 [Signed] M. Donohue
OS1/10/29/40 PENFILLAN MOOR Penfillan Moor Penfillan Moor Penfillan Hill Penfillan Moor Mr. Arundell Rev. [Reverend] W Menzies Mr. Smith Edward Hoggan Esq. 031 [Situation] No. 21 on Trace 3. To the S.E. [South East] of and adjoining Capenoch Moor. A tract of Moorland sometimes called Penfillan Hill property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/40 WATERSIDE MOOR Waterside Moor Waterside Moor Waterside Hill Waterside Moor Mr. Arundell Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Kinnell E. Hoggan Factor of Bellevue. 031 [Situation] No. 20 on Trace 3. To the S. [South] of and adjoining Penfillan Moor. A tract of Moorland sometimes called Waterside or Black Chub Hill. Waterside is the name of the Estate, property of George James Archibald Hoggan [--] and now in the hands of Trustees.
OS1/10/29/40 BEUCHAN MOOR Beuchan Moor Beuchan Moor Beuchan Hill Beuchan Moor Mr. Arundell Esq. of Barjarg Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Black Edward Hoggan Esq. 031 [Situation] No. 38 on Trace 5. To the S. [South] of and adjoining Waterside Moor. A tract of Moorland sometimes called Beuchan Hill property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/40 [Page] 40 Parish of Keir -- Sheet 31/9 [Signed] M. Donohue Civil Assist [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/10/29/41 BELLEVUE Bellevue Bellevue Bellevue Mr. Hoggan Occupier Estate Map Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Minzies 031 [Situation] About 7 chains to the N.W [North West] of Little Penfillan. A Residence with Pleasure Ground and outbuildings, the property of George Hoggan Occupied by Mr. Hoggan.
OS1/10/29/41 LITTLE PENFILLAN Little Penfillan Little Penfillan Little Penfillan Mr. Hoggan Estate Map Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Minzies 031 [Situation] About 7 chains S.E. [South East] of Bellevue A small cottage with Garden attached the property of George Hoggan Occupied by two Families.
OS1/10/29/41 NEWMAINS Newmains Newmains Newmains Newton Alexander Nevison Occupier Mr. Hoggan Estate Map Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] About 11 1/2 chains East of Little Penfillan A Farm house with outbuildings and Garden the property of George Hoggan Esq.
OS1/10/29/41 [Page] 41 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31/10 Trace No. 1
OS1/10/29/42 BLACKCHUB Blackchub Woodhead Blackchub Blackchub Blackchub Mr. Hoggan Estate Map Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Minzies James McKinnel Name on Carts 031 [Situation] About 9 1/2 chains S.W. [South West] of Little Penfillan A Farm house together with outbuildings and Garden the property of George Hoggan. Occupied by James McKinnel. This house is also known as "Woodhead" but Blackchub is by far the more [--] & is the name known to the occupier
OS1/10/29/42 BLACK BURN Black Burn Black Burn Black Burn James McKinnel Mr Hoggan Alexander Nevison 031 [Situation] Near the N.W. [North West] corner of this Plan. A Stream having Source on Waterside Moor, bears the name from a [--] at the north of the said moor, [--] Junction with Penfillan Burn
OS1/10/29/42 WATERSIDE MOOR Waterside Moor Waterside Moor Waterside Moor W H Arundel Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Edward Hoggan Esq. 031 [Situation] To the S. [South] and adjoining Penfillan Moor on left Sheet-Line of this Plan A large portion of Moorland on the Waterside Estate, it is also known as Waterside or Blackchub Hill.
OS1/10/29/42 [Page] 42 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31/10 Trace 1
OS1/10/29/43 WHITEGATE Whitegate Whitegate Whitegate Mr. Hoggan Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies John Black Beuchan 031; 040 [Situation] About 38 1/2 chains East of Newmains. A small cottage and Garden the property of George Hoggan occupied by Mr. Robson
OS1/10/29/43 BEUCHAN Beuchan Beuchan Beuchan Beuchan Beuchan Beuchan Estate Map John Black Occupier Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Ancient Valuation of Parish Valuation Roll of Du. [Dumfries] 1827 Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] About 29 1/2 chains S. [South] of whitegate. Farm House with extensive outbuildings and Garden the Property of the Duke of Buccleuch Occupied by John Black
OS1/10/29/43 [Page] 43 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31/10 Trace 2
OS1/10/29/44 BEUCHAN COTTAGES Beuchan Cottages Beuchan Cottages Beuchan Cottages John Black John Smith Occupier Mathew Phean Occupier 031 [Situation] About 18 1/2 chains N.E. [North East] of Beuchan. A large cottage and Garden Occupied by two Families the property of the Duke of Buccleuch
OS1/10/29/44 BENT Bent Bent Bent Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies William McMurdo Bankhead Andrew Stobo Porterstown 031 [Situation] About 11 chains N.W. [North West] of Beuchan Cottages A Small Cottage occupied by two families the Property of George Hoggan.
OS1/10/29/44 BANKHEAD Bankhead Bankhead Bankhead William McMurdo Andrew Stobo Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies 031 [Situation] About 19 1/2 chains S.E. [South East] of Beuchan Cottages A large House outbuildings and Garden the property of the Duke of Buccleuch Occupied by William McMurdo
OS1/10/29/44 [Page] 44 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31/10 Trace 3
OS1/10/29/45 THE LAKE The Lake The Lake The Lake Andrew Stobo William Mc Murdo John Black 031 [Situation] Near N.E. [North East] corner of this Plan. having its Source near Waterside Mains and bears the name to its Junction with the River Nith.
OS1/10/29/45 RIVER NITH River Nith River Nith River Nith Johnston C. [County] Map Chambers Atlas Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies 031; 040 [Situation] In the N.E. [North East] corner of this Plan. A large River rising in the Black Hill in Ayrshire, flows in a Southerly direction through the C. [County] of Dumfries and falls into the Solway Firth South of Dumfries
OS1/10/29/45 SCAR WATER Scar Water Scar Water Scar Water Rev. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Andrew Stobo Mr. Hoggan 031 [Situation] In the N.E. [North East] corner of this Plan on Boundary A large Stream rising about 2 Miles South of Black Hill, in Ayrshire, flowing in South East direction and falls into the R. [River] Nith.
OS1/10/29/45 [Page] 45 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31/10 Trace 3
OS1/10/29/46 BEUCHANHILL PLANTATION Beuchanhill Plantation Beuchanhill Plantation Beuchanhill Plantation Andrew Stobo Rev [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Hoggan 031 [Situation] To the S.W. [South West] of this Plan. A large Fir Plantation situated on the Beuchan Hill from which it takes its name the property of Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/46 PENMURTIE (Ruin) Penmurtie Penmurtie Penmurtie Penmurtie Penmurtie Andrew Stobo Rev [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Hoggan Valuation Roll of Parish 1827 Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] About 23 Chains S.S.W. [South South West] of Beuchan The ruins of a farm house situated between the farm of [--] And Beuchan.
OS1/10/29/46 BEUCHAN HILL Beuchan Hill Beuchan Hill Beuchan Hill Andrew Stobo Edward Hoggan Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies 031 [Situation] On Beuchan Moor A considerable hill now planted, and on which stands a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station.
OS1/10/29/46 BEUCHAN MOOR Beuchan Moor Beuchan Moor Beuchan Moor Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Edward Hoggan Esq. Andrew Stobo 031 [Situation] To the South of and adjoining Waterside Moor. A large tract of Moorland the property of the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/46 [Page] 46 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31/10 Trace 4, 5
OS1/10/29/47 PORTERSTOWN Porterstown Porterstown Porterstown Porterstown Porterstown Porterston Andrew Stobo Occupier Rev [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Keir Village Mr. Hoggan Bellevue Valuation Roll 1827, Stat. Acc. [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] About 35 Chains E. [East] of Penmurtie Ruins A large farm house with extensive outbuildings and Garden, the property of Duke of Buccleuch. The name is taken from a person named Porter, who drowned himself in Porter's Hole in the River Nith.
OS1/10/29/47 GARROCH BURN Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Andrew Stobo Rev [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Hoggan W. H. Arundell Esq. Mr. Lawson For other Authorities See Page 56. 031 [Situation] In a N. E. [North East] direction past Porterstown. A Small Stream takes its rise 1/2 mile South of Beuchan Hill and bears that name until it Joins" The Lake".
OS1/10/29/47 GARROCH CLEUCH Garroch Cleuch Garroch Cleuch Garroch Cleuch Garroch Cleugh Garroch Cleugh Garroch Cleugh Garroch Andrew Stobo Rev [Reverend] Mr. Menzies Mr. Hoggan W. H. Arundell Esq. Mr. Lawson For other Authorities See Page 56. Report of Mechanics Inst. [Institute] 031 [Situation] About 6 chains N.E. [North East] of Porterstown. A wooded Glen with Garroch Burn running through it, it bears that name from the road at Porterstown farm house to "The Lake". Garroch is probably taken from the Irish Garruv -that is rough. or it may be the Gaelic word "Garrach" diry or voracious.
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OS1/10/29/48 PORTERSTOWN QUARRY Porterstown Quarry Porterstown Quarry Porterstown Quarry Revd [Reverend] Mr Menzies Andrew Stobo James Lorimer 031 [Situation] About 10 chains S.E. [South East] of Porterstown. A limestone Quarry & lime [kiln] both of which have not been worked for some time, the property of the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/48 [Page] 48 Parish of Keir -- Plan 31.10 Trace 6
OS1/10/29/49 RIVER NITH River Nith River Nith River Nith Johnstons C. [County] Map Andrew Stobo Porterstown W. H. Arundell Esq. 031; 040 [Situation] On and near to the Eastern Parish Boundary A large river flowing in a Southerly direction through this Plan.
OS1/10/29/49 THE LAKE The Lake The Lake The Lake Andrew Stobo John Cowan George Little 031 [Situation] In a South-Eastern direction to River Nith. A large stream flowing in a Southerly direction an falls into the River Nith about 1/4 mile West of Porterstown Cottages It bears the name the whole way.
OS1/10/29/49 GARROCH CLEUGH Garroch Cleuch Garroch Cleuch Garroch Cleuch Garroch Cleuch Garroch Cleugh Garroch Cleugh Garroch Cleugh Andrew Stobo John Cowan George Little Robert Brownrigg W. H. Arundell Esq. William Lawson For other Authorities See Page 56. 031 [Situation] From Garroch Burn junction with Lake in a S.W. [South West] direction A small wooded glen with Garroch burn flowing through it, the name applies from Porterstown to The Lake.
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OS1/10/29/50 PORTERSTOWN COTTAGES Porterstown Cottages Porterstown Cottages Porterstown Cottages Andrew Stobo James Lorimer Nether Keir W. H. Arundell Esq Barjarg 031 [Situation] About 17 chains South of Garroch Cleugh. A small range of Cottages occupied by 4 Families, the property of Duke of Buckleuch
OS1/10/29/50 PORTERSTOWN QUARRY Porterstown Quarry Porterstown Quarry Porterstown Quarry Andrew Stobo James Lorimer W. H. Arundell Esq 031 [Situation] About 7 chains South of Portersrown Cottages Extensive limestone Quarries together with 3 Kilns situated on the across the Public Road from Dumfries to Penpont, about 150 yards South of Porterstown Cottages the property of Duke of Buckleuch, the kilns are at present in a ruinous condition
OS1/10/29/50 DRUMORABIN BURN Drumorabin Burn Drumorabin Burn Drumorabin Burn Andrew Stobo James Lorimer W. H. Arundell Esq. 031 [Situation] In a Northerly direction to River Nith. A small but rapid stream bearing that name from where it enters Black Bog until it enters the River Nith.
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OS1/10/29/51 DRUMORABIN Drumorabin Drumorabin Drumorabin W. Hunter Arundell Esq. James Lorimer Andrew Stobo 031 [Situation] About 12 chains N.W. [North West] of Drum Cairn. A deep and wooded glen with a small stream flowing through it which falls into the River Nith East of Porterstown Cottages it is the property of the Duke of Buckleuch and William Hunter Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/51 DRUM CAIRN Drum Cairn Drum Cairn Drum Cairn W. Hunter Arundell Esq. James Lorimer Andrew Stobo 031 [Situation] About 12 chains S.E. [South East] of Drumorabin. A circular Mixed Plantation derived its name from its being Planted on a cairn of stones.
OS1/10/29/51 DRUM BANK Drum Bank Drum Bank Drum Bank W. H. Arundell Esq. James Lorimer Andrew Stobo 031 [Situation] About 6 chains to the East of Drum Cairn. A wooded bank , trees fir & forest & closely planted, the property of W. H. Arundell Esq. - the field above the Wood is called the Drum
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OS1/10/29/52 GARROCH BURN Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Andrew Stobo James Lorimer John McKinnel 031 [Situation] In a North-Eastern direction towards the Lake. A Stream having its Source in Barfarg Moor, bears the name from near High Porterstown to its Junction with "The Lake". The name may be derived from the Gaelic Gearnach, an overflow, or Garrach that which has a bad taste or odour, dirty etc.
OS1/10/29/52 PORTER'S HOLE Porters Hole Porters Hole Porters Hole Andrew Stobo James Lorimer W H Arundell Esq 031 [Situation] A deep reach in River Nith where a Man named Porter was drowned.
OS1/10/29/52 [Page] 52 Keir Parish Plan 31.11 Trace 2.
OS1/10/29/53 WAUK HILL Walk Hill Walk Hill Walk Hill Waugh Hill Waulk Hill For other modes of spelling See Page 38 Mr John BlackMr William McMurdoch Mr John Douglas Stat Acc. [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] On the South-western Parish Boundary near the Centre of the range of Keir Hills. A hill of considerable eminence, being the highest of a small range stretching from east to west through the Parish of Keir, and on the culminating point of which Stands a Trigonometrical Station. This is the most Considerable elevation in the range of Keir Hills and is supposed to be betwixt 800 and 900 feet above sea level.
OS1/10/29/53 BARJARG MOOR Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor W Arundell Esq Mr John Douglas Mr William McMurdoch 031; 040 [Situation] On the western side of the Parish. An open heathy moor of considerable extent forming part of the estate of Barjarg.
OS1/10/29/53 [Page] 53 Ph. [Parish] of Keir Plan 31.13 Traces 1&2
OS1/10/29/53 Referring to "Wauk Hill" is the note "Wauk or Walk -to watch" Jamieson's Sc Dict. [Scottish Dictionary]
OS1/10/29/54 CAPENOCH MOOR Capenoch Moor Capenoch Moor Capenoch Moor W H Arundell esq Revd [Reverend] Mr Menzies Edward Hogan Esq 031 [Situation] On the Western side of Parish and adjoining Penfillan and Waterside Moors. A large district of Moorland the property of T S Gladstone.
OS1/10/29/54 KEIR HILLS Keir Hills Keir Hills Keir Hills W h Arundell Esq Revd [Reverend] Mr Menzies Edward Hogan Esq 031 [Situation] On the western side of Parish and stretching through Waterside Capenoch Beucgan and Barjarg Moors. An irregular range of Hills Stretching along the Western By [Boundary] of the Parish, includes the prominent features of Barr Hill Wauk Hill and the Dood [Dodd].
OS1/10/29/54 BEUCHAN MOOR Beuchan Moor Beuchan Moor Beuchan Moor W H arundell Esq Revd [Reverend] Mr Menzies Edward Hogan Esq 031 [Situation] On the South of and adjoining Waterside Moor. A large district of Moorland & plantation, the property of the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/54 [Page] 54 Keir Parish Plan 31.13 Trace Nos. 1&2
OS1/10/29/55 BEUCHANHILL PLANTATION Beuchan Hill Plantation Beuchan Hill Plantation Beuchan Hill Plantation Mr John Fergusson Mr John Black Mr Willaim Mc Murdoch 031 [Situation] To the East and adjoining Beuchan Moor. A large fir Plantation on the northern slope of the Keir range of hills. Trees about ten & twelve years growth. The property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/55 BEUCHAN MOOR Beuchan Moor Beuchan \moor Beuchan Moor W H Arundell Esq Edward Hogan Esq Revd [Reverend] Mr Menzies 031 [Situation] On the South of and adjoining Waterside Moor. A large tract of Moorland including Beuchanhill Plantation, the property of the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/55 BARJARG MOOR Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Barjarg Hill W Hunter Arundell Esq Mr William Kirkpatrick Mr Thomas Fergusson Mr John Douglas 031; 040 [Situation] to the South and adjoining Beuchan Moor and Plantation. A barren heathy moor of considerable extent, forming part of the estate of Barjarg. Tumuli seen in several places on this Moor. o.m.o. [Ordnance Mapping Office]
OS1/10/29/55 PREACHING STONE Preaching Stone Preaching Stone Preaching Stone W Hunter Arundell Esq Mr John Douglas Mr William McMurdoch 031 [Situation] About 9½Chains N.W. [North West] of Moss Sandy and on Barjarg Moor. A Stone on which the Rev [Reverend] Mr Renwick, the last of the martyrs who suffered for the Covenanters cause in Scotland,once preached to his assembled followers.
OS1/10/29/55 KEIR HILLS Keir Hills Keir Hills Keir Hills W H Arundell Esq Edward Hogan Esq Revd [Reverend] Mr Menzies 031 [Situation] On the western side of Parish, stretching through Capenoch Beuchan and Barjarg Moors. An irregular range of hills stretching along the Western by [Boundary] of Keir Parish, the range commences at Barr Hill & terminates at the Dodd.
OS1/10/29/55 [Page] 55 Ph [Parish] of Keir Plan 31.14 Trace 1.
OS1/10/29/55 Note referring to the "Preaching Stone" - in brackets [near Par [Parish] Boundary - cmo]
OS1/10/29/56 THE DODD The Dodd The Dodd The Dodd Mr John Douglas Mr William McMurdoch Mr William Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] Towards the South Eastern corner of Barjarg Moor. The northern ridge of Barjarg Moor stretching from the west [WJ initials] end of Hightown Plantation to the Preaching Stone, and on the culminating point of which stands a trigonometrical Station.
OS1/10/29/56 GARROCH BURN Garroch Burn garroch Burn Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Garroch Burn Gerroch Burn Mr John Black Mr William McMurdoch Mr William Wilson W H Arundell Esq William Lawson See Page 47 031 [Situation] In a North Eastern direction towards "The Lake".A Small Stream formed near High Porterstown by the junction of several Streamlets rising on Barjarg Moor & in Beuchan Hill Plantation. & bears the name to its junction with "The Lake".
OS1/10/29/56 HIGH PORTERSTOWN High Porterstown High Porterstown High Porterstown Mr William MvMurdoch Mr William Wilson Mr William Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] About 6 chains East of Garrach Burn. The ruins of an old farm which was known by this name.
OS1/10/29/56 THE DEVIL'S STONE The Devil's Stone The Devil's Stone The Devil's Stone Mr William McMurdoch Mr William Wilson Mr James Sharp 031 [Situation] About 16 chains N.E. [North East] of High Porterstown. A large Stone on the farm of Porterstown. There is a superstitious tradition that the mark of the devil's hoof may be seen on the stone, or on the ground near it. It has not the appearance of a druidical Stone, and is not regarded as such in the district.
OS1/10/29/56 [Page] 56 Ph. [Parish] of Keir Plan 31.14 Traces 1 & 2 & 3
OS1/10/29/57 DRUMORABIN BURN Drumorabin Burn Drumorabin Burn Drumorabin Burn Mr James Lorimer Mr William McMurdoch Mr Willaim Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] Near Centre of Parish flowing in a North-western direction towards River Nith. A Small stream which takes its name in consequence of passing through a cleuch called Drumorabin lower down. It is known by this name up to the point where it enters the Black Bog plantation.
OS1/10/29/57 BLACK BOG Black Bog Black Bog Black Bog W.Hunter Arundell Esq Mr McMurdoch Mr William Wilson 031 [Situation] About 24 Chains S.E. [South East] of the Devil's Stone. A mixed plantation on the estate of Barjarg, trees about 15 years growth.
OS1/10/29/57 MOSS SANDY Moss Sandy Moss sandy Moss Sandy w Hunter Arundell Mr William McMurdoch Mr William Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] About 9½ Chains S.E. [South East] of Preaching Stone. A Small piece of peat moss near the preaching stone on Barjarg Moor.
OS1/10/29/57 HIGHTOWN PLANTATION Hightown Plantation Hightown Plantation Hightown Plantation W Hunter Arundell Esq Mr John Douglas Mr William Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] To the North-west and adjoining Gracefield Plantation. A fir plantation on the north east side of Barjarg Moor, trees about 50 years growth, so called in consequence of its standing on what was formerly the farm of Hightown.
OS1/10/29/57 AUCHENAGE BURN Auchenage Burn Auchenage Burn Auchenage Burn John Douglas William Kirkpatrick Mr McKie 031; 040 [Situation] About 15 chains S.W. [South West] of Hightown Plantation. A Stream having its source in Barjarg Moor. bears th name to its junction with the Nith - the Stream is known by many names.
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OS1/10/29/58 HIGHTOWN Hightown Hightown Hightown Hightown Staigholes Staigholes W Hunter Arundell Esq Mr William Kirkpatrick Mr John Douglas Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Parish Val. [Valuation] Rolls 1827 Stat Acc. [Statistical account] of Parish 031 [Situation] About 22 chains th the N.E. [North Eats] of Hightown Plantation. An old farm steading in bad repair, consisting of dwellinghouse of one story with outhouses and a garden attached formerly called Staigholes.The farm of land formerly attached has recently been divided between the farm of Nether Keir & Gracefield.
OS1/10/29/58 GRACEFIELD PLANTATION Gracefield Plantation Gracefield Plantation Gracefield W. Hunter Arundell Esq Mr William Kirkpatrick Mr John Douglas 031 [Situation] To the S.E. [South East] and adjoining Hightown Plantation. A fir plantation, trees about 50 years growth, so called in consequence of its standing on the farm of Gracefield.
OS1/10/29/58 STEIL ROAD Steil Road Steil Road Steil Road W. Hunter Arundell Esq William Kirkpatrick John Douglas 031 [Situation] About 3 Chains S.E. [South East] of Woodhead. A parish road leading from near Woodhead to Hopefield.
OS1/10/29/58 WOODHEAD Woodhead Woodhead Woodhead William Kirkpatrick John Douglas Occupier 031 [Situation] About 3 Chains N.W. [North West] of Steil Road. A cottage the property of W H Arundell.
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OS1/10/29/59 KNOWEHEAD HILL Knowehead Hill Knowehead Hill Knowehead Hill James Lorimer James McCubbin John McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 18 chains S.W. [South West] of Newhall. A considerable hill on which stands a Trigl [Trigonometrical] Station.
OS1/10/29/59 KNOWEHEAD PLANTATION Knowehead Plantation Knowehead Plantation Knowehead Plantation W H Arundell Thomas Ferguson John Drumond 031 [Situation] About 2½ Chains South-East of Knowehead Hill. A mixed Plantation situated on the farm of Newhall the property of W. H. Arundell
OS1/10/29/59 LONG BELT Long Belt Long Belt Long Belt Porter Lodge Porter Lodge Porter Lodge William Kirkpatrick James Lorimer John McKinnel W H Arundell Thomas Ferguson John Drumond 031; 040 [Situation] In the South western Corner of this Plan. A stripe of Wood one end of which is exclusively fir & the other Brushwood.
OS1/10/29/59 NEWHALL Newhall W H Arundell Thomas Ferguson John Drummond 031 [Situation] About 18 chains N.E. [North East] of Knowehead Hill. A Farm house with outbuildings and Garden the property of W H Arundell Occupied by Mrs McKerrie.
OS1/10/29/59 STEIL ROAD Steil Road Steil Road Steil Road Steil Road John \Drummond James Lorimer John McKinnel William Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] East from Steelhead to Dry Bridge. A Parish road leading from the highway, near Gracefield to the Turnpike Road, at Hopefield. the name applies the whole way.
OS1/10/29/59 STEILHEAD 031 There are no details of "Steilhead" on this page. They are on page 60.
OS1/10/29/59 [Page] 59 Parish of Keir Plan 31.15 Traces No. 3 & 4 Signature "James Hill Lc [Lance Corpl [Corporal]RS&M [Royal Sappers & Miners]"
OS1/10/29/60 HOLLY WOOD Holly Wood Holly Wood Holly Wood John McKinnel James Lorimer James McCubbin 031; 040 [Situation] About 16 chains to the S.E. [South East] of Newhall. A mixed Wood, trees of average Size & closely planted.
OS1/10/29/60 HOLLYWOOD STRAND Hollywood Strand Hollywood Strand Hollywood Strand James Lorimer James McCubbin John McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 20½chains S.E. [Soth East]of Newhall. A Small hollow in the road where a Small Stream crossed, it is now covered by a Drain. " Strand - A Gutter" Jamieson.
OS1/10/29/60 KNOWEHEAD Knowehead Knowehead Knowehead W H Arundell Esq James Lorimer John McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 7 Chains West of Newhall. A ruin, the remains of an old farm house.
OS1/10/29/60 LOCHWHARRE Lochwharre Lochwharre Lochwharre James Lorimer William Irving John McKinnel 031; 040 [Situation] In River Nith at the South East corner of Plan. A deepreach in the River Nith- the name is supposed to be derived from Wharre - an old name for "Crabs", there were formerly Crab trees growing on the bank.
OS1/10/29/60 LONG BANK Long Bank Long Bank Long Bank W H Arundell Thomas Ferguson George Black 031 [Situation] About 5 chains South of Boatcroft in a S.E. [South East ] direction towards River Nith. A Steep brow of mixed Plantation running along the West side of the River Nith. the property of W Hunter Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/60 STEILHEAD Steilhead Steilhead Steilhead W H Arundell Esq Thomas Ferguson George Black 031 [Situation] About 16 chains S.W. [South West] of Barjarg Tower. A Small house and garden the property of W Hunter Arundell.
OS1/10/29/60 [Page] 60 Parish of Keir Plan 31.15
OS1/10/29/61 BENTFOOT Bentfoot Bentfoot Bentfoot W Hunter Arundell Esq George Black Occupier John Drummond Lodger 031 [Situation] About 4½ chains N. E. [North East] of Steelhead. Two small dwelling Houses Occupied by two families the property of W H Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/61 CLEUGH-HOUSE BANK Cleugh-house Bank Cleugh-house Bank Cleugh-house Bank William Irving James Lorimer John McKinnel 031; 040 [Situation] To the East of Holly Wood. A Wooded bank, near the River Nith, the Wood is Mixed and closely planted.
OS1/10/29/61 GRACEFIELD Gracefield Gracefield Gracefield Gracefield Gracefield W H Arundell George Black John Drummond Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Valuation Roll of Parish 1827 031 [Situation] About 11 chains to the South of Steelhead. A farm House outbuildings and Garden the property of W H Arundell Occupied by Thomas Ferguson.
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OS1/10/29/62 DRY BRIDGE Dry Bridge Dry Bridge Dry Bridge James McCubbin James Lorimer William Kirkpatrick 031 [Situation] About 9½chains S.E. [South East] of Barjarg Tower. A Stone bridge over the Steil Road, on the Carriage Way to Barjarg Tower.
OS1/10/29/62 SANDYHILL PLANTATION Sandyhill Plantation Sandyhill Plantation Sandyhill Plantation W H Arundell Thomas Ferguson John Drummond 031 [Situation] About 15 chains to the S.W.[South West] of Knowehead. A Fir Plantation the property of W H Arundell. The name is taken from the field in which it stands, being Called Sandy Hill.
OS1/10/29/62 STEIL PLANTATION Steil Plantation Steil Plantation Steil Plantation W H Arundell Thomas Ferguson John Drummond 031 [Situation] To the South of Steil Road. A large Mixed Plantation the property of WH Arundell. Probably deriving its name from the neighbouring Tor Cleugh -"a wooded Glen" Steil having this Signification.
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OS1/10/29/63 STEIL BURN Steil Burn Steil Burn Steil Burn W H Arundell Esq John Drummond James McCubbin 031 [Situation] In a North-Eastern direction through this Plan towards River Nith. A Small Burn bearing that name from a Dam near Planting Back to its Junction with the River Nith.
OS1/10/29/63 HOPEFIELD Hopefield Hopefield Hopefield W H Arundell Esq John Drummond James McCubbin 031 [Situation] About 21 chains East of Barjarg Tower. A group of Cottage[s] 300 yds [Yards] South of Barjarg Tower the property of W H Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/63 HOLMLEY CLEUCH Holmley Cleugh Holmley Cleugh Holmley Cleugh W H Arundell Esq John Drummond Jmaes McCubbin 031 [Situation] To the West of Boatcroft. A Small Wooded Glen through which Steil Burn flows.
OS1/10/29/63 HANNAH'S WELL Hannah's Well Hannah's Well Hannah's Well James Mccubbin James Lorimer John McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 3½ chains S.E. [South East] of Boatcroft. An issue of Very good Water, the name is taken from a Woman named Hannah Who formerly resided at Boatcroft.
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OS1/10/29/64 BOATCROFT Boatcroft Boatcroft Boatcroft W H Arundell John Mather Nithside David Ferguson 031 [Situation] About 10½chains N.E. [North East] of Hopefield. A small farm House, Out office and Garden, the property of W H Arundell Occupied by James Mccubbin.
OS1/10/29/64 THE WHIRLPOOL The Whirlpool The Whirlpool The Whirlpool James Lorimer John McKinnel James McCubbin 031 [Situation] In River Nith about 5 Chains N.E. [North East] of Boatcroft. A deep pool in the river Nith near Boatcroft.
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OS1/10/29/65 TORR LOCH Torr Loch Torr Loch Torr Loch The Torr W H Arundell James Lorimer John Ferguson Hopefield Estate Map 031 [Situation] About 5 chains East of Barjarg Village. A small Loch on the East side of Barjarg Village. during the greater part of the Year it is only a Marsh but in Winter it is Well Filled with Water.
OS1/10/29/65 GILLESPIE KNOWE Gillespie Knowe Gillespie Knowe Gillespie Knowe W H Arundell James Lorimer John Ferguson 031 [Situation] Abot 8 chains N.eE. [North East] of Barjarg Village & 4 chains N. [North] of Loch. A small Hill 100 yards South of Tor Loch.on which stands a Trigl [Trigonometrical] Station. the name is taken from a person named Gillespie. This name in doubt Gillespie.
OS1/10/29/65 TORR BANK Torr bank Torr Bank Torr Bank W H Arundell James Lorimer John Ferguson 031 [Situation] About 11 chains E. [East] of Barjarg Village. A wooded Bank - trees mixed - situate 90 yards East of Torr Loch - property of W H Arundell. The name is Gaelic Torr , an eminence - or Anglo Saxon, Tor [Synonim] See Page 66.
OS1/10/29/65 WATER KILNS Water Kilns Water Kilns Water Kilns James Lorimer James McCubbin John McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 6 chains North of Boatcroft. Two Limekilns long disused, the name is taken from their close Vicinity to the River Nith.
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OS1/10/29/66 TORR KNOWE Torr Knowe Torr Knowe Torr Knowe W H Arundell Joseph Sharp Hopefield Thomas Dalyrimple Hopefield 031 [Situation] About 4 chains South of Torr Loch. A small Hill 130 yards S.E. [South East] of Barjarg Village. See Transcriber's notes.
OS1/10/29/66 RIVER NITH River Nith River Nith River Nith W H Arundell Joseph SharpThomas Dalyrimple 031; 040 [Situation] On and near to Eastern Parish Boundary. A large Water flowing in a Southerly direction through this Plan.
OS1/10/29/66 TORR CLEUCH Torr Cleugh Torr Cleugh Torr Cleugh W H Arundell Thomas Dalyrimple Joseph Sharp 031 [Situation] About 6 chains N.E. [North East] of Torr Loch. A small wooded Glen through which a small stream flows.
OS1/10/29/66 LEVEL CLEUGH Level Cleugh Level Cleugh Level Cleugh James McCubbin James Lorimer John McKinnel [Situation] About 6 chains N.W. [North West] of Boatcroft. A Wooded Glen in which a level or entrance to a quarry is situate & from which this Glen takes its name.
OS1/10/29/66 [Page] 66 Parish of Keir Plan 31.15 Trace No. 2 Written over information relating to "Tor Knowe" - "Tautology - but valuable, as it shows clearly, that a race of men came into possession and that they were ignorant of the language of their predecessors O.M.O. [Ordnance Mapping Office]" Relating to "Torr Knowe" - The word Torr or Tor implies a Tower and it seems most probable that the same has reference to Barjarg Tower in the several names on this Plan, for it is evident "Tor Knowe" would be otherwise aredundancy - See "Tor Bank" Page 65. Page 66 Torr Hill - or Hill Top Knowe - Small hill Page 38 Barr - Hill or Hill top Hill - A Hill
OS1/10/29/67 HIGHWELL BANK Highwell Bank Highwell Bank Highwell Bank William Hunter Arundell Esq James Lorimer Andrew Stobo 031 [Situation] About 13 chains North ofBaaaaarjarg Village. A small mixed plantation Situated on a Steep between Drum Bank and Tor Knowe the property of William Hunter Arundell Esq. the name is taken from its being on a brow under "High Well".
OS1/10/29/67 BARJARG Barjarg Village Barjarg Village Barjarg Village Barjarg Barjarg Barjarg Barjarg W H Arundell Esq James Lorimer James McCubbin William Carrson [Auctioneer] Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Stat Acc [Statistical Account ] of Dumfries Valuation Roll in 1827 031 [Situation] Abut 25 chains N.E. [North East] of Barjarg Tower. A small range of Buildings 5 chains long Situate on the E. [East] Side of the Road between Dumfries and Penpont. About 2 miles from the former & 4 from the latter it derived its name from Barjarg house which is a very old building it is the property of WilliamHunter Arundell Esq and occupied by him.
OS1/10/29/67 BARJARG QUARRY Barjarg Quarry Barjarg Quarry Barjarg Quarry W H Arundell Esq James Lorimer James McCubbin 031 [Situation] About 7chains South-West of Barjarg Village. Large and extensive Lime Works. There are three Kilns but two of which are in a ruinous condition, the greater part of the Stone is take out of a mine and conveyed to the kiln by means of Iron Trucks . The Mine is about 150yards under Ground, the property of W H Arundell Occupied by William McCaig. A Limestone Quarry near Barjarg Tower.
OS1/10/29/67 [Page] 67 [Parish of Keir] Plan 31.15 Trace No. 1
OS1/10/29/68 KILN PLANTATION Kiln Plantation Kiln Plantation Kiln Plantation W H Arundell James Lorimer James McCubbin 031 [Situation] About 16 Chains N.E. [North East] of Barjarg Tower. A Fir Plantation situated on the South side of Barjarg Lime Kiln from which it derives its name. the property of W H Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/68 HIGH WELL High Well High Well High Well James Lorimer Nether Keir James McCubbin Boatcroft John McKinnel Cleugh House 031 [Situation] About 7 chains North of Barjarg Village. This name applies to where a Small Stream crosses the Turnpike Road 5 Chains W. [West] of Barjarg Village and from whence the people of the Village take their Water, There is no Well.
OS1/10/29/68 BARJARG TOWER Barjarg Tower Barjarg Tower Barjarg Tower Barjarg House W h Arundell Esq James Lorimer Edward Hogan Esq Stat Acc [Statistical Account] of Dumfries 031 [Situation] About 24 chains S.W. [South West] of Barjarg Village. A residence the property of the Occupier W H Arundell Esq. The greater part of the house is modern having two Towers at each end, the Tower on the East was a Stronghold belonging to the Griersons of Lagg, the Western one is modern & was erected to correspond with the other. The Eastern Tower would probablybe built about 1587, at which date the Estate of Barjarg was acquired by Grierson form Earl of---- [caught in fold of page]
OS1/10/29/68 [Page] 68 [Parish of Keir] Plan 31.15 Trace No. 1
OS1/10/29/69 BLACK BOG Black Bog Black Bog Black Bog William Hunter Arundell Esq Barjarg James ferguson Gracefield James Lorimer Nether Keir 031 [Situation] About 12 chains W. [West] of Nether Keir. A large mixed Plantation the property of William Hunter Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/69 BLIND OAK Blind Oak Blind Oak Blind Oak The Blind Oak W H Arundell EsqJames ferguson James Lorimer Stat Acc [Statistical Account] of Dumfries 031 [Situation] About 7 chains South of Nether Keir. A large Oak Tree about 200 yards South of Nether Keir supposed to have got its name in the time of Bruce. It is in he property of William Hunter ArundellIt is said that Bruce Signed some Charter under this tree. Sometimes called the Royal, the Stag and the deaf , the latter because if a person near called, he couldnot be heard at the other side of the tree. I consists of 800 ft [feet] of useful wood and is about 65 ft [feet] high in its stem.
OS1/10/29/69 THE HAGG The Hagg The Hagg The Hagg W H Arundell Esq James Ferguson James Lorimer 031 [Situation] About 10 chains South of Nether Keir. A small scattered Plantation Composed of fir the property of William Hunter Arundell Esq. The name is applied because the place is rough & broken. The first word when applicable to wood is spelt Hag, this word no doubt deriving its name from part of the wood being cut down or felled at a former period.
OS1/10/29/69 [Page] 69 [Parish of Keir] Plan 31.15 Trace No. 1 Referring to "The Hagg" - "Hag - Broken ground in a bog" [Brockett's glossary of North Country Words] "Hag -Wood cut down or felled" [Jamieson's Scotch Dicty [Dictionary] or "Moss -ground formerly broken up" [Jamieson's Scotch Dicty [Dictionary]
OS1/10/29/70 NETHER KEIR Nether Keir Nether Keir Nether Keir Nether Keir Nether Keir W H Arundell Esq Andrew Stobo Porterston James Lorimer Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 031 [Situation] About 27 Chains North-West of Barjarg Tower. A Farm house withextensive out offices and Garden Occupied by James Lorimer Property of William H Arundell. A Tower or Fort once stood close to this which is supposed to have given name to the Parish, Caer, an old British word signifying a Fort.
OS1/10/29/70 DRUMORABIN BURN Drumorabin Burn Drumorabin Burn Drumorabin Burn W H Arundell Andrew Stobo James Lorimer 031 [Situation] About 15 Chains N. [North] of Nether Keir. A Small Stream bears the that name from where it enters Black Bog, and loses it when it enters Drum of Raben Cleuch.
OS1/10/29/70 DRUM BANK Drum Bank Drum Bank Drum Bank W H Arundell Esq Andrew Stobo James Lorimer 031 [Situation] About 21 chains North of Barjarg Village. A mixed Plantation the property of William H Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/70 DRUM BANK Drum Bank Drum Bank Drum Bank W H Arundell Esq Andrew Stobo James Lorimer 031 [Situation] About 21 chains North of Barjarg Village. A mixed Plantation the property of William H Arundell Esq.
OS1/10/29/70 [Page] 70 [Parish of Keir] Plan 31.15 Trace No. 1 The word Keir in Irish means a Comb & the Parish name is very probably derived from it. it being a narrow Stripe, falling from an irregular range of hills, having Some resemblance to a Cock's Comb. O. Barrett.
OS1/10/29/71 THE MULL The Mull The Mull The Mull Joseph McKie Glenlaugh William Martin Farthing James Philip McCubbin Faughland 040 [Situation] In the North Western Corner of Plan and on Parish Boundary. A hill or ridge on the Parish Boundary of Glencairn & Keir.
OS1/10/29/71 BARJARG MOOR Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Barjarg Moor Joseph McKie William Martin Bill of Sale 031; 040 [Situation] To the South of and adjoining Beuchan Moor and Plantation. A large teach of heathy Moor having Tumuli on it the property of William Francis Hunter Esq.
OS1/10/29/71 [Page] 71 [Parish of]Keir Plan 40.2 Trace No. 1 & 2
OS1/10/29/72 AUCHENAGE BURN Auchenage Burn Auchenage Burn Auchenage Burn Joseph McKie Glenlaugh William Martin Farthing James Philip McCubbin Faughland 031; 040 [Situation] In a South -Eastern direction through this Plan. A Stream which bears this name from its source, rise on Barjarg Moor, partially traces the boundary betwixt Farding James and Barndernoch and flows in a N.E. [North East] direction into R. [River] Nith. Portions of it are sometimes called Glenlaugh & Cleuch House Burn. Neither is general, only so called in loca because this Stream traverses these respective districts.
OS1/10/29/72 STANDARD Standard Standard Standard Joseph McKie William Martin Philip McCubbin 040 [Situation] About 52 Chains N.W. [North West of Farding james. A pile of Stones on the Summit of a Considerable hill - the pile --- are both Known by the name.
OS1/10/29/72 HILL MOSS Hill Moss Hill Moss Hill Moss Joseph McKie William Martin Philip McCubbin 040 [Situation] About 37 chains N.W. [North West] of Farding james. A Peat Mass Situate on high from which circumstance the name derived.
OS1/10/29/72 HILL MOSS Hill Moss Hill Moss Hill Moss Joseph McKie William Martin Philip McCubbin 040 [Situation] About 37 chains N.W. [North West] of Farding james. A Peat Mass Situate on high from which circumstance the name derived.
OS1/10/29/72 [Page] 72 [Parish of Keir] Plan 40.2 Trace No. 2 Signature at the bottom of the page "Owen Barret C f "
OS1/10/29/73 GLENLAUGH Glenlaugh Glenlaugh Glenlaugh Glenlaught Glen Lacht Glenlaught Glenlaught Joseph McKie Glenlaugh Thomas Ferguson Gracefield Valuation Roll of 1827 Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Stat Acc [Statistical Account of Dumfries Ancient Valuation Roll Valuation 1815 Trace 3&4 [Situation] About 36 Chains N.N.E [North North East] of Standard. A farm house with outbuildings the property of William F Hunter Esq.
OS1/10/29/73 FARDING JAMES Farthing James Farthing James Farding James Farding James Farding James William Martin Farthing James Joseph McKie Glenlaugh Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Ancient Val. [Valuation] Roll Valuation Roll in 1827 040 [Situation] In the South-Eastern corner of Plan. A Farm house with extensive outbuildings the property of His Grace the Duke of Buccleugh. This Word is probably taken from Fardingdeal - a measure of land.
OS1/10/29/73 LONG BELT Long Belt Long Belt Long Belt William Kirkpatrick John McKinnel James Lorimer 031; 040 [Situation] In N.E. [North East] corner of Plan. A fir plantation, trees of average size and closely planted.
OS1/10/29/73 [Page] 73 [Parish of Keir] Plan 40.2 Trace No 2. Signature at the bottom of the page -" Philip Munro Pte. [Private] R.S.M. [Royal Sappers & Miners]"
OS1/10/29/74 LONG BELT Long Belt Long Belt Long Belt W. Kirkpatrick James Douglas John McKinnel 031; 040 [Situation] In the N.W. [North West] corner of this Plan. A narrow stripe of Wood part entirely consisting of B Wood & part firs.
OS1/10/29/74 KNOWEHEAD PLANTATION Knowehead Plantation Knowehead Plantation Knowehead Plantation William Kirkpatrick James Douglas John McKinnel 031 [Situation] About 45 chains N.N.W. [North North West] of Auchenage. A Wood, consisting of Fir and forest trees, closely planted.
OS1/10/29/74 SILLER STANE Siller Stane Siller Stane Siller Stane The Siller Stane William Kirkpatrick James Douglas John McKinnel Stat Acc [Statistical Account] of Dumfries 040 [Situation] About 31 chains North East of Auchenage near Auchenage Burn. A large Rock, some years ago an attempt was made to blast this Rock But a great storm coming on, the persons making the attempt fled in terror. Some years ago several Stone axes were found near this. Most probably this stone commemorative of some great battlle in the 9th or 10 centuries during the colonisation of this part of the Country by the Irish, and which antiquities are usually termed Cad Stanes, from Irish "Cad" a Battle.
OS1/10/29/74 [Page] 74 [Parish of Keir] Plan 40.3 Trace No 1.
OS1/10/29/75 THE GUSH The Gush The Gush The Gush Mr Douglass Mr McKinnell Mr Irvine 040 [Situation] At No.139 on Trace No.2. About 21 chains West Cleugh. A Small Cascade where the water falls about 30 links at two different Spaces. it is in the Gully called Cleughhouse Linn.
OS1/10/29/75 HOLLY WOOD Holly Wood Holy Wood Holly Wood john McKinnell William Irvine James Douglas 031; 040 [Situation] About 9 chains N.W. [North West] of Cleugh-house. A mixed Wood of average Size and Closely Planted.
OS1/10/29/75 CLEUGH-HOUSE LINN Cleugh House Linn Cleugh House Linn Cleugh House Linn Mr McKinnell Mr Irving Mr Douglass [Situation] At No.139 on Trace No.2. In a South-western direction from Cleugh. A deep Glen, where it is a Declivity and planted with fir Trees, and Some parts joining the Stream consists of Mixed Wood.
OS1/10/29/75 CLEUGH-HOUSE BANK Cleugh-house Bank Cleugh-house Bank Cleugh-house Bank John McKinnel James Douglas William Irvine 031; 040 [Situation] About 5 chains East of Cleugh-house. A Steep know, closely planted withFir & forest trees.
OS1/10/29/75 CLEUGH HOUSE Cleugh House Cleugh House Cleugh House Cleuch House Cleugh House Cleugh-houses Mr Irvin Mr Douglas Mr Talford MrMcKinnellStat. Acc. [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Valuation of Parish 1827 040 [Situation] No.131 on Trace No.2. About 10 chains Nortjh of Cleugh. A dwelling House, outhouse and farm attached. Occupied by John McKinnell.
OS1/10/29/75 CLEUGH Cleugh Cleugh Cleugh Johnstone's Co. [County] Map William Irvine James Douglas 040 [Situation] About 28 chains N.N.W. [North North West] of Barndennoch. Two Cottages, Occupied by the Workpeople of Barndennoch.
OS1/10/29/75 [Page] 75 Parish of Keir Plan 40.3 Signature at the bottom of the page - "M Donohue"
OS1/10/29/76 BARNDENNOCH HILL Barndennoch Hill Barndennoch Hill Barndennoch Hill Mr Irving John Mckinnell William Douglass 040 [Situation] No.66 onTrace 2. Aboiut 41 chains West of Barndennoch House. A hill of Considerable Altitude planted over with Fir Trees, Property of Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/76 CLEUGH-HOUSE BRIDGE Cleugh House Bridge Cleugh-house Bridge Cleugh-house Bridge Cleuch Ho. Bridge Cleugh House Bridge Mr Irving Mr Douglass Mr Talford John McKinnell Ab [Abstract] of A/c [Account] of Turnpikes in "Dumfr. [Dumfries] & Gally. [Galloway] Courier" 040 [Situation] At No.124 on Trace No.2. about 2 chains N.W. [North West] of Cleugh. A Stone bridge of One Arch and so called in the District. Carrying the Turnpike Road from Dumfries to Keir across Auchenage Burn. it is upheld at the expense of County.
OS1/10/29/76 [Page] 76 Parish of Keir plan 40.3 Signature at the bottom of the page "M Donohue C. Asst [Civil Assistant] April 20th 1855"
OS1/10/29/77 LOCHWHARRE Lochwharre Lochwharre Lochwharre Loch Whirny Mr Irving Mr Smith A Black Mr Doigavel 031; 040 [Situation] At No.119 on Trace 3. About 7 chains N.E. [North East] of Cleugh house. A reach in the River Nith, this word ispronounced as it is Wrtten. Most probably the word here, is no other than the Scotch Whurr - to make a whirring noise. The "u" in the pronunciation seems somewhat near to the sounds of "a" -broad as in French.
OS1/10/29/77 CRAIG POOL Craig Pool Craig Pool Craig Pool Mr Irving of Barndennoch Mr Smith Mr Black 040 [Situation] At No.112 on Trace No.6. In River Nith about 11 chains North of Blackwood Head. Part of the River Nith where the place s deep and craggy at the Bank. A rock is written Craig or Crag in the Scottish Dialect
OS1/10/29/77 [Page] 77 Parish of Keir Sheet 40.3 Trace Signature at the bottom of the page "M Donohue C. Asst. [Civil Assistant] 20th June 1855"
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OS1/10/29/79 BARNDENNOCH Barndennoch Barndennoch Barndennoch Barndennoch Mr William Irving Mr McKinnell Mr Douglas Johnstone's Co [County] Map Stat. [Statistical] Ac [Account] of Dumfries Valuation Roll of Parish 1872 040 [Situation] No. 81 on Trace No.6 about 33 chains N.W. [North West] of Blackwood Head A good dwelliing house and offices and garden a large farm occupied by William Irving and property of, Duke of Buccleuch. Barndennoch is conjectured by Hornby to have been the Carbantorizum of Ptolemy - Pennant's Tour
OS1/10/29/79 BARNDENNOCH BANK Barndennoch Bank Barndennoch Bank Barndennoch Bank The Bank William Irvine Mr Lafford Mr Smith William Thomson 040 [Situation] No. 90 & 89 on Trace No. 6, About 29 chains S.E. [South East] of Cleugh A long, narrow strip of a rising ground forming a Kind of Declivitym and consists, wholly of Old, forest trees. And overhanging the Banks of the Nith, forms a semi arable feature in the county.
OS1/10/29/79 BARNDENNOCH SCHOOL Barndennoch School Barndennoch School Barndennoch School William Irvine William Douglass Mr Smith 040 [Situation] S. [South] No.82 on Trace No.6. About 10 chains S.S.W. [South South West] of Barndenoch. scholastic Establishment for Males & females and as such is called a Parish School. A Parish School, in connection with the Established church.
OS1/10/29/79 [Page 79] Parish of Keir Parish of Keir Plan 40/3 [Signed] Michael Donohue ca [civilian assistant]
OS1/10/29/80 BRAEFOOT Braefoot Braefoot Braefoot John Williamson Mr W Irving Mr Stewart [Situation] No.100 on Trace 6. About 16 chains S.S.W. [South South West] of Blackwood Head. A welling House Stable and Garden Occupied by John Williamson.
OS1/10/29/80 BLACKWOOD HEAD Blackwood Head Blackwood Head Blackwood Head Mr Irvine Mr Stewart Mr Rae [Situation] Nos. 106 & 107 on Trace 6. About 35 chains E. [East] of Bourtree Hill. A Small Tenement Occupied by Labouring Men with bits of Gardens Attached.
OS1/10/29/80 BLACK WOOD Blackwood Wood Blackwood Wood Blackwood Wood Black Wood Mr Irvine Mr Douglas Mr Smith See Pages 86.98 040 [Situation] No.111 on Trace No. 6. To the North East of Blackwood Head. A large Wood Forest trees with walks through it.
OS1/10/29/80 [Page] 80 Parish of Keir P [Plan] 40.3 Signature at the bottom of the page " M Donohue c.a. [Civil Assistant]
OS1/10/29/81 FARDING JAMES Farthing James Farthing James Farthing James Farding James Fardingjames Fardingjames Mr Martin Mr Douglass Mr Irving Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Valuation Roll of Parish 1827 Ancient Valuation Roll 1667 040 [Situation] No. 2 on Trace 4. In the S.W [South West] corner of this Plan.A farm house outbuilding and farm, this name on this Plan belongs to the outbuildings the Dwelling house being on the adj. [adjacent] Plan.Farding a term in use in the border counties and no doubt the original & correct spelling & means a portion or measure of land.
OS1/10/29/81 BOARTREE HILL Boartree Hill Boartree Hill Boartree Hill Bourtree Boretree or Bountree Mr William Irving Mr Williamson Mr J McKinnell Jamieson's Scotch Dicy. [Dictionary] [Situation] No. 72 on Trace 5. About 31½ chains N.W. [North West] of Braefoot. A dwelling house and garden occupied now by two laboring [labouring] Men, but is a name of long Srtanding and well known in the District where it is situated, Boartree here is no doubt intended for the Scotch for the Elder tree, and should therefore be spelt Bourtree. This word is spelt in North of England Burtree or Lightfoot.
OS1/10/29/81 AUCHENAGE BURN Auchenage Burn Auchenage Burn Auchenage Burn Auchnage Burn Auchnage Burn Mr McLinnell Mr Douglass Mr Martin Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Valuation Roll of Parish 1827 031; 040 [Situation] At No. 9 on Tr. [Trace]1.11 12.34 onTr. [Trace] 4. In a S.E. {South East] and N.E. [North East] direction through this Plan towards River Nith.A narrow, Shallow Stream which enters the N.W. [North West] Corner of this Plan, and runs along the By [Boundary] of Farthing James and Barndennoch in a N.E. [North East] direction. For Description - See Page 72.
OS1/10/29/81 [Page] 81 Parish of Keir Plan 40.3 Signature at the bottom of the page "M Donohue Civil Assist [Assistant]"
OS1/10/29/82 AUCHENAGE Auchenage Auchenage Auchenage Auchnage Auchnage James Douglas Mr Irving Mr Martin Johnstone's Co. [County]Map Valuation of Parish 1827 040 [Situation] No. 27 on trace No. 4. About 39 chains East of Barndennoch Hill. A dwelling house, outhouses, garden and large farm attached Occupied by James Douglas and property of William Francis Hunter Arundell.
OS1/10/29/82 BURNSIDE Burnside Burnside Burnside A Smith Mr Douglas Mr Martin 040 [Situation]No. 10 on Trace 4. About 8 chains South of Auchenage. A dwelling house and garden and Stable Occupied by a labouring [labouring] Man.
OS1/10/29/82 FARDING JAMES MOSS Farthing James Moss Farthing James Moss Farthing James Moss Farding James Moss Mr Martin Mr Douglas Mr Marchbank See preceding Page 040 [Situation] No. 15 on Trace 4. About 20 chains S.E. [South East] of Burnside. A piece of Morass part of the farm of Farthing James bounded on the South by a Small drain forming the boundary of Kirkbride farm and the aforesaid Farthing James.
OS1/10/29/82 [Page] 82 Parish of Keir [Plan] 40.3 Signature at the bottom of the page " M Donohue Civil Assist. [Assistant]"
OS1/10/29/83 PLANTINGBACK Plantingback Plantingback Planting Back Plantingback Plantingback Plantingback Mr Irving Mr Douglass Mr WilliamsonW.H arundell Esq The Revd [Reverend Mr Menzies Mr John Douglas 031 [Situation] Nos 45 & 46 on Trace 1. About 41 chains N.N.E [North North East] of Auchenage. Two dwelling houses and Gardens attached Occupied by labouring [labouring] Men This was formerly a good farm Town but now consists of a few cottages above mentioned.
OS1/10/29/83 RIVER NITH River Nith River Nith River Nith Mr Irving Mr Douglass Mr Williamson [Situation] No. 112 on this Plan. On and near Eastern Parish Boundary. A Stream running Southward through the East Side of this Plan.
OS1/10/29/83 KIRKBRIDE MOSS Kirkbride Moss Kirkbride Moss Kirkbride Moss Kirkbride Moss Mr Irving Mr Douglas Black's Map Do. Map of Scotland See Plan 40.7 Page 93 for Authorities 040 [Situation] No. 20 on Trace 4. To the S.E. [South East] of and adjoining Fardingjames Moss. A piece of Morass where peats are got. Property of Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/83 [Page] 83 Parish of Keir Plan 40.3 Signature at the bottom of this page " M Donohue Civil Assist [Assistant]"
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OS1/10/29/86 RIVER NITH River Nith River Nith River Nith James Johnston Blackwood Loge Johnstone's Co. [County] Map James Ferguson [Situation] On and near to the Eastern Parish Boundary. A large River winding through the Valley of Niths Dale and falls into the Solway.
OS1/10/29/86 BLACK WOOD Black Wood Black Wood Black Wood Johnston C. [County] Map James Johnston James Ferguson 040 [Situation] On the Eastern side of the Parish. A large and extensive Mixed Wood of very old standing Situated on the North Side of the Auldgirk about 1½ miles.
OS1/10/29/86 LINTMILL POOL Lintmill Pool Lintmill Pool Lintmill Pool William Irvine John McKinnel James Ferguson 040 [Situation] In the River Nith On North - Eastern Parish Boundary. A deep pool in the River Nith.
OS1/10/29/86 [Page] 86 Keir Plan40.4 Trace No.1 Signature at the bottom of the page " James Hill Lce Corpl [Lance Corporal] RSM [Royal Sappers & Miners]
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OS1/10/29/88 NETHER BRACCO Nether Bracco Nether Bracco Nether Bracco Nether Breacohs Nether Breacochs Upper Breckoch David Martin Occupier William Martin Farthing James Philip McCubban Laughland Ancient Valuation Roll Valuation Roll in1827 Johnston's Co. [County] Map 040 [Situation] About 13 chains N.N.E. [North North East] of Upper Brecco. A Farm House with extensive outbuildings attached, the property of the Duke of Buccleuch, occupied by David Martin
OS1/10/29/88 UPPER BRACCO Upper Bracco Upper Bracco Upper Bracco Nether Breckoch David Martin William Martin Philip McCubban Johnston's Co. [County] Map 040 [Situation] About 13 chains S.S.E. [South South East] of Nether Brecco. A Farm House with outbuildings attached. The Property of the Duke of Buccleuch occupied by James Wilson, labourer to David Martin, who occupied the farm.
OS1/10/29/88 [Page] 88 [Parish of Keir] Plan 40.6 TraceNo. 2 Referring to the name Brecco - " I cannot get the derivation of this name, but, the Word Breckoch, or Brockoch, inthe Irish Language means a place frequented by Badgers. Ther is a seeming cotradiction inthe Way those names are applied, Upper Brecco being lower than Nether Brecco, but Nether Brecco formerly stood at No. 32 on trace. I think Brecco has been adopted for the purpose of getting over the "och""
OS1/10/29/89 BRECCO MOSS Bracco Moss Bracco Moss Bracco Moss Breckoch David Martin William Martin Philip McCubban Johnston's Co. [County] Map [Situation] In the S.E. [South East] corner of this Plan. Peat Moss. occupied by David Martin. the property of the Duke of Buccleuch. See remark to the name Nether Brecco.
OS1/10/29/89 BIRKSHAW BURN Birkshaw Burn Birkshaw Burn Birkshaw Burn David Martin Philip McCubbin William Martin 040 [Situation] On and near to the S.W. [South West] Boundary of the Parish. A Small Stream having its Source in Glencarn Parish, bears the name from the junction of two Small Streams near the road leading from Nether Brecco to Glencarn, to its junction with the River Nith.
OS1/10/29/89 Page] 89 [Parish of] Keir Plan 40.6 Trace No. 3
OS1/10/29/90 CAUSEWAYGATE Causeway Gate Causeway Gate Causeway Gate John McCubbin Occupier Philip McCubbin Faughland William Martin Farthing James 040 [Situation] About 13 chains to the S.W. [South West] of Kirkbride Hill.A Farm hous & Cottage with outbuildings and gardens attached. the property of the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/90 FAUGHLAND Faughland Faughland Faughland John McCubbin Philip McCubbin William Martin 040 [Situation] About 5 chains to the W. [West] of Causewaygate. A Farm house the property of the Duke of Buccleuch occupied by Philip McCubbin, derivation not Known. Faugh or Fauch Land - signifies Fallow land - or that which is not Sown.
OS1/10/29/90 KIRKBRIDE HILL Kirkbride Hill Kirkbride Hill Kirkbride Hill John McCubbin Philip McCubbin William Martin 040 [Situation] About in the Centre of this Plan. A considerable hill near Kirkbride & on which stands a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station
OS1/10/29/90 [Page] 90 Parish of Keir Plan 40.7 Trace No. 1 Signature at the bottom of the page " Owen Barrett"
OS1/10/29/91 STANUMLANE Stanumlane Stanumlane Stanumlane Standalane John Johnston Hillhead James Marchbank Kirkbride Alexander Dunkeld Hillend Val.[Valuation] Roll of 1872 040 [Situation] About 31 Chains N.E. [North East] of Kirkbride Hill. A cottage the property of the Duke of Buccleuch. Occupied by James Carr the proper name is Standalone.
OS1/10/29/91 HILLHEAD Hillhead Hillhead Hillhead John Johnston James Marchbank Alexander Dunkeld 040 [Situation] About 15 chains S.W. [South West] of Stanumlane. A farm house the property of the Duke of Buccleuch Occupied by John Johnston.
OS1/10/29/91 GLENMIDS BURN Glenmids Burn Glenmids Burn Glenmids Burn John Johnston James Marchbank Alexander Dunkeld 040 [Situation] On and near Southern Parish Boundary. A stream having its source on the Brecco Farm & fall into the River Nith. It is well known as Glenmids Burn throughout its whole course.
OS1/10/29/91 [Page] 91 Parish of Keir Plan 40.7. Trace No.2
OS1/10/29/92 THE RIDGE The Ridge The Ridge The Ridge James Marchbank Kirkbride William MartinFarthing JamesPhilip McCubbin Faughland 040 [Situation] Towards the N.W. [North West] Corner of this Plan. An elevated Ridge, the land on the top of it is Cultivated.
OS1/10/29/92 OLD FARDING JAMES Old Farthing James Old Farthing James Old Farthing James Farding James James Marchbank William Martin Philip McCubbin Johnston's Co. [County] Map 040 [Situation] About 26 Chains West of Faughland. Two Cottages and Some outbuildings, all in a Ruinous Condition, the Farm House of Farthing James formerly Stood here, a new house being erected, the term old has been applied to this to distinguish it from the Modern Farthing James, I think Farding James is the proper mode of Spelling, Fardingdale being an old term for a quantity of land. Farding is still in use in many of the Border Counties.
OS1/10/29/92 LADYCROFT Lady Croft Lady Croft Lady Croft James Marchbank William Martin Philip McCubbin 040 [Situation] About 12½ Chains S.E. [South East] of Old Farding James. A cottage the property of the Duke of Buccleuch Occupied by James Cranston, derivation not known.
OS1/10/29/92 [Page] 92 Parish of Keir Plan 40.7 Trace No. 1 Signature at the bottom of the page " Owen Barrett"
OS1/10/29/93 KIRKBRIDE MOSS Kirkbride Moss Kirkbride Moss Kirkbride Moss James Marchbank Kirkbride William Martin Farthing James Philip McCubbin 040 [Situation] Th the N.E. [North East] of and adjoining "The Ridge". A Peat Moss, the property of the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/10/29/93 KIRKBRIDE Kirkbride Kirkbride Kirkbride Kirkbride Kirkbride Kirkbrdie James Marchbank William Martin Philip McCubbin Johnstones Co. [County] Map Old Stat [Statistical] Account of Dumfries 040 [Situation] About 18 Chains North of Causewaygate. A Farm house with outhouses attached, the property of the Duke of Buccleuch, Occupied by James Martin.
OS1/10/29/93 [Page] 93 Parish of Keir Plan 40.7 Trace No. 1
OS1/10/29/94 HILLEND Hillend Hillend Hillend Hillend John Johnston Hillend Alexamder Dunkeld Occupier James Machbank Kirkbride Johnstones Co. [County] Map 040 [Situation] About 44 Chains S.E. [South East] of Kirkbride. A farm house the property of the Duke of Buccleuch Occupied by Alexander Dunkeld.
OS1/10/29/94 NORTHFIELD Northfield Northfield Northfield Northfield Samuel Stewart Occupier James Marchbank Alexander Dunkeld Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 040 [Situation] About 36 chains N.E. [North East] of Hillend. A farm house with outhouses attached the property of the Trustees of the late William Coupland Esq.. Occupied by Samuel Stewart.
OS1/10/29/94 GLENHEAD Glenhead Glenhead Glenhead Glenhead Samuel Stewart James Marchbank Alexander Dunkeld Johnstone's Co. [County] map 040 [Situation] About 20 chains S.W. [South West ] of Northfield. A farm house with outhouses attached, the property of the Trustees of the late William Coupland Esq. Occupied by James Middleton.
OS1/10/29/94 [Page] 94 Parish of Keir Plan 40.7 Trace 3 Signature at the bottom of the page " Owen Barrett"
OS1/10/29/95 GLENMIDS Glenmids Glenmids Glenmids James Middleton Glenhead James Marchbank Kirkbride William Martin Farthing James [Situation] About 14 Chains S.W. [South West] of Glenhead. A few Cottages on each Side of Glenmids Burn - in the Parishes of Keir & Dunscore. the Cottages in Keir are the property of the Duke of Buccleuch. The name is derived from its Situation in the Middle of the Glen.
OS1/10/29/95 LOW KIRKBRIDE Low Kirkbride Low Kirkbride low Kirkbride James Marchbank Philip McCubbin John Clark 040 [Situation] About 21½ chains S.W. [South West] of Causewaygate. A farm house and three Cottages with outhouses the property of the Duke of Buccleuch. Occupied by John Clark
OS1/10/29/95 PUDDOCK HOLE Paddock Hole Paddock Hole Paddock Hole James Marchbank Philip McCubbin John Clark 040 [Situation] About 17 chins S. E. [South East] of Low Kirkbride. A Cottage with a few Small fields attached, the property of the Duke of Buccleuch Occupied by Joseph Bell. Paddock Hole is taken from a hole or place frequented by Frogs, although in a note to the Word Paddock in Shakespeare, it is said to mean a Toad.
OS1/10/29/95 [Page] 95 Parish of Keir Plan 40.7 Trace No. 3 & 4 Puddock - " a Frog" - Jamiesons' Scotch Dicty [Dictionary]. Puddock a Frog - the term applied to these animals throughout the Lowlands of Scotland.
OS1/10/29/96 BUSYBIT Busybit Busybit Busybit James Marchbank Kirkbride Philip McCubbin Faughland William Martin Farthing James 040 [Situation] About 12 chains N.E. [North East] of Puddock Hole. Two Cottages with outhouses the property of the Duke of Buccleuch. Occupied by John Waugh & William Clark, Derivation, this place was formerly Occupied by a set of housedealers Who were always busy [employed] . Bit being applied to a place.
OS1/10/29/96 GLENMIDS BRIDGE Glenmids Bridge Glenmids Bridge Glenmids Bridge William Corson Robert Stobo John Boys [Situation] About 6 chains E. [East] of Glenmids. A Stone Pen across Glenmids Burn. known in locality by this name. Upheld at Expense of Parish.
OS1/10/29/96 [Page] 96 Parish of Keir Plan 40.7 Trace No. 5 Signature at the bottom of the page "Owen Barrett"
OS1/10/29/97 Site of KILLBRIDE Killbride Killbride Killbride Kirkbride Kirkbride Kirkbride Chalmers' Caledonia The Stat. Acc. [Statistical Account] of Dumfries Fullarton's Gazetteer James Marchbank William Martin Philip McCubbin 040 [Situation] About 2½ chains N. [North] of Kirkbride. The Site of This Church or Chapel according to "The Old Statistical Account of Dumfries Shire" was at the hamlet formerly called "Killbride" in the Saxon form, and was dedicated to St Brigid. The Statistical Acc [Account]: 1836. Page 467, contains the following Notice of this Site.- " A Chapel is reported to have stood on Kilbride hill, and a Cottage still remains with walls about 3 feet thick, which is said to have been the Manse. The position of the Chapel is assigned to the spot on which the present farmer declares that he has often laid bare with the plough a piece of pavement comprised of small stones all of a size. A neighbouring patch of ground, on which the crops are always too luxurious is pointed out as the Church Yard. A person lately dead used to tell that he had assisted in removing some of the grave-stones, And in collecting and burying Scattered human bones. The Irish Kill as the original mode adopted here.
OS1/10/29/97 Site of ST BRIGID'S CHAPEL 040 In the Stackyard of Kirkbride Farm a Church dedicated to St Bride formerly stood. There are no remains but there are some carved figures on Stone which have been dug up in the vicinity of where it is supposed the Chapel stood.
OS1/10/29/97 [Page] 97 [Parish of Keir] Plan 40.7 Trace 1.
OS1/10/29/98 BLACK WOOD Black Wood Black Wood Black Wood James Ferguson Hillend Samuel Stewart Northfield James Laurie Holmhead 040 [Situation] Extending along the Eastern Parish Boundary. A large and extensive Mixed Wood of very old Standing in the Trustees hands of the late William Coupland.
OS1/10/29/98 BLACKWOOD HILL Blackwood Hill Blackwood Hill Blackwood HillJames James Ferguson Samuel Stewart James Laurie [Situation] About 36 chains East of Blackwood Loch. A high Hill over-grown with Fir trees [Young] on the farm of Northfield. This would appear to be the name of the Hill- without reference to the wood on it. There is a very fine View of Nithsdale from this hill.
OS1/10/29/98 LOCH MULLAN Loch Mullan Loch Mullan Loch Mullan James Ferguson Robert McMaster Barrhill Samuel Stewart 040 [Situation] About 15 chains N.W. [North West] of Barrhill. A Small Pond or Marsh on the property Occupied by Robert McMaster. [Proprietors Trustees of the late William Coupland.]
OS1/10/29/98 [Page] 98 Parish of Keir Plan 40.8 Trace 1
OS1/10/29/99 BARRHILL Barrhill Barrhill Barrhill Barrhill Barrhill James Ferguson Hillend Samuel Stewart Name on Carts Robert McMaster Johnstone's Co. [County] Map 040 [Situation] About 36 chains S.W. [South West]of Blackwood. A Small farm house and outbuildings together with Garden and Stockyard Occupied by Robert McMaster, William Coupland Proprietor.
OS1/10/29/99 RIVER NITH River Nith River Nith River Nith James Ferguson Samuel Stewart Robert McMaster [Situation] On the Eastern side of the Parish. A large River flowing in Northern direction and fall into the Solway about 14 Miles below Dumfries. Not navigable in this Parish -
OS1/10/29/99 BLACKWOOD LOCH Blackwood Loch Blackwood Loch Blackwood Loch James Laurie James Johnston Lodger Samuel Stewart [Situation] About 6 chains N.W. [North West] of Blackwood. A Small Artificial Loch with an Island in it the property of William Coupland.
OS1/10/29/99 PATRICK'S POOL Patricks Pool Patricks Pool Patricks Pool John McKinnel William Irvine James Ferguson [Situation] About 8 chains N.E. [North East] of Blackwood. A deep pool in the River Nith.
OS1/10/29/99 [Page] 99 Parish of Keir Plan 40.8 Trace 1 & 2
OS1/10/29/100 BLACKWOOD Blackwood Blackwood Blackwood Blackwood Blackwood Blackwood Blackwoods James Johnston James Ferguson Samuel Stewart Stat. Acc.[Statistical Account] of Dumfries Johnstone's Co. [County] Map Singer's Survey Val. [Valuation] Roll in 1827 [Situation] Abouit 36 chains N.E. [North East] of Barrhill. A large Gentleman's seat with extensive outoffices garden and Pleasure Grounds situated on the West Side of the River Nith about ¾mile North of Auldgirth Bridge. In the Hands of the Trustees of the late William Coupland.
OS1/10/29/100 [Page] 100 Parish of Keir Plan 40.8 Trace No. 8 & 3
OS1/10/29/101 WINDSOVER Windsover Windsover Windsover James Fergusson George Ledlaw James Finland 040 [Situation] About 10 chains West of Hillend. A Small range of Building with Gardens and outhouses the property of William Coupland.
OS1/10/29/101 GLENMIDS BURN Glenmids Burn Glenmids Burn Glenmids Burn W.H.Arundell Esq. James Kelly Thomas Maxwell [Situation] On the Southern Parish Boundary. A Stream rising inand flowing through Glenmids, hence thr Name. It is well known by this name through its whole Course until its Confluence with the Nith. It forms the Boundary betwixt Parishes of Keir and Dunscork. Near confluence with Nith Sometimes called Rhonaldston Burn.
OS1/10/29/101 [Page] 101 Parish of Keir Plan 40.8 Trace No. 3
OS1/10/29/102 AULDGIRTH BRIDGE Auldgirth Bridge Auldgirth Bridge Auldgirth Bridge Auldgirth Bridge Auldgrith Bridge Aldgirth Bridge James Johnston James Fergusson William Duff Fullarton's Gazetteer Johnston's Co. [County] Map Stat. Acc. [Statistical Account of Dumfries 040 [Situation] Abot 40 chains S.E. [South East] of Blackwood. A large Stone Bridge with 2 Arches each of about 33 yards of a Span. And is upheld at the Expense of the County in Connection with the Glasgow and Dumfries Turnpike.
OS1/10/29/102 WHITEGATE Whitegate Whitegate Whitegate James Laurie William Duff Occupier James Fergusson 031; 040 [Situation] About 10½ chains S.W. [South West] of Auldgirth Bridge. A Small house and Garden Occupied by William Duff the property is in the hands of the Trustees of the late William Coupland.
OS1/10/29/102 [Page] 102 Parish of Keir Plan 40.8 Trace No. 4
OS1/10/29/103 HILLEND Hillend Hillend Hillend James Fergusson Occupier John Robson James Laurie 040 [Situation] About 20 chains S.W. [South West] of Whitegate. A large farm house with extensive outbuildings and Garden. the property is in the hands of the Trustees of the late William Coupland.
OS1/10/29/103 RONALDSTON Holmhead Holmhead Ronaldston Ronaldston Ronaldston Ronaldston James Fergusson John Robson Taxing Papers for Farm James Laurie Occupant Estate Document 040 [Situation] About 32 chains N.E. [North East] of Hillend. A farm house with out Offices and Garden the property is in the hands of the Trustees of the late William Coupland. The proper name of this house is Ronaldston, although Well Known as Holmhead, the Farm has always been called Ronaldston & this is the Farm Ho. [House] belonging to it.
OS1/10/29/103 COOL BRIDGE Coul Bridge Kool Bridge Cuel Bridge Cuel Bridge Cool Bridge Cool [the Farm] The Cool [Farm] William Lawson Thomas Maxwell Robert Stobie James Ferguson Robert McMaster Old Plan of Blackwood Session Records [Situation] 29½ chains N.E. by E. [North East by East] of Hillend. Thiss name is taken from an old Farm that formerly stood in the field above the Bridge, its Situation being at the back of the of the Hill Would in Irish be Called Ca---. This name seems of doubtful origin and the people of the locality can give no information as to its correct spelling. They state however, that it is taken from a Farm which at one time stood on the Top of a hill and which from its position thereon was termed The Cool. If so, then Coul is the correct orthography. though in Scotch colloquial usage it is pronounced as if written Cool. Mr Lawson one of the oldest Parish residents states that he has seen it written Coul. This is the Scotch for a nightcap and the origin of the name may seem plausible enough - to say that the hill was capped. MJ
OS1/10/29/103 [Page] 103 Parish of Keir Plan 40.8 Trace No. 4 Signature at the bottom of the page " James Hill Lc Corp [Lance Corporal] RSM [Royal Sappers & Miners]
OS1/10/29/104 WINDSOVER Windsover Windsover Windsover George Ledlaw Occupier James Finland Occupier James Fergusson Hillend 040 [Situation] On the Sheet-line to the North-west corner of Plan. A Small Range of Buildings Situated on the Road between the Auldgirth and Dunscore about 1 Mile from the former. the property is in the hands of the Trustees of the late William Coupland.
OS1/10/29/104 RONALDSTONBURN Ronaldston Burn Ronaldston Burn Ronaldston Burn Ronaldston Burn Ronaldston Burn Ronaldston Burn James Duff James Fwrgusson James Finland Estate Documents Taxing Papers Agreement of Tenant 040 [[Situation] At the South-east corner of Parish near the junction of South & Western Boundaries. A Small Dwelling House with Garden Situated about ½ a Mile South of the Auldgirth the property in the hands of the Trustees of the late William Coupland. The ancient name of theis place was Ronaldston & it is Still So on the Estate Map, but the Pronounciation is softened to Rhoniston.
OS1/10/29/104 [Page] 104 Parish of Keir Plan 40.12 Trace No. 1
OS1/10/29/105 RIVER NITH River Nith River Nith River Nith James Fergusson James Duff Rhoniston Johnston C. [County] Map 031; 040 [Situation] On and near Eastern Parish Boundary. A large Water Running in a Southerly direction through the Valley of Nithsdale, and falls into the Solway about 15 Miles South of Dumfries.
OS1/10/29/105 GLENMIDS BURN Glenmids Burn Glenmids Burn Glenmids Burn W.H.Arundell Esq. James Kelly Thomas Maxwell [Situation] On and near Southern Parish Boundary. See Page 101.
OS1/10/29/105 RONALDSTON BRIDGE Ronaldston Bridge Ronaldston Bridge Ronaldston Bridge Map Of Estate James Laurie Robert McMaster 040 [Situation] at the South-Eastern corner of Parish about 1 chain S.E. [South East] of Ronaldston Burn. A Small Stone bridge of one arch over Glenmids Burn, on the Glasgow & Dumfries Turnpike, it is upheld by the County.
OS1/10/29/105 [Page] 105 [Parish of Keir] Plan 40.12 Trace No. 1 Signature at the bottom of the page " N. Stottard Capt [Captain] N.E. 1st Nov. [November] 1856
OS1/10/29/106 [volume] 29 -- OSI/10/29 Co. [COUNTY] DUMFRIES Parish of Keir [Stamped] ORDNANCE SURVEY M.S. [Manuscript] STORE -- 15 MAR 1898 Plan -- Page From To 31.1 -- 3 -- 8 31.2 -- 9 -- 10 31.5 -- 11 -- 18 31.6 -- 19 --32 30.12 -- 33 -- 34 31.9 -- 35 -- 40 31.10 -- 41 -- 48 31.11 -- 49 -- 52 31.13 -- 53 -- 54 31.14 -- 55 -- 58 31.15 -- 59 --70 40.2 -- 71 -- 74 40.3 -- 75 -- 84 40.4 -- 85 -- 89 40.7 -- 90 -- 97 40.8 -- 98 -- 103 40.12 -- 104 -- 105 Total 17
OS1/10/29/107 [Page] 107 INDEX Plans -- Name of Object -- Pages 40/2 -- Hill Moss -- 72. 40/7 -- Hillhead -- 91. 40/7 -- 40/8 -- Hillend -- 94. -- 103. 31/6 -- Jenny Loch -- 21. ?? -- Keir (Parish of) -- 1. 31/1 -- Kirk Pool -- 5. 31/6 -- Keir Mill T.P.[Triangulation Point] -- 18. 31/6 -- Keir Mill -- 21. 31/6 -- Keir Church -- 26. -- Keir Old Church (Site of) -- 32. [not on page 32] 31/9 -- 31/13 -- 31/14 -- Keir Hills -- 38. -- 54. -- 55 31/15 -- Knowehead -- 60. 31/15 -- 40/3 -- Knowehead Plantation -- 59. -- 74. 31/15 -- Knowehead Hill -- 59. 31/15 -- Kiln Plantation -- 68. 40/3 -- 40/7 -- Kirkbride Moss -- 83. -- 93. 40/7 -- Kirkbride -- 93. 40/7 -- Kirkbride Hill -- 90. 31/9. -- Linnhead Rigg -- 39. 31/1. -- 31/5 -- Longbank Wood -- 8. -- 12. 31/10. -- Little Penfillan -- 41. 31/15. -- Lodge -- 59. 31/15. -- Long Bank -- 60. 31/15. -- 40/2. -- Long Belt -- 59. -- 73. 31/15. -- 40/3. -- Lochwhane -- 60. -- 77. 40/4. -- Lintmill Pool -- 86. 40/7. -- Ladycroft -- 92. 40/7. -- Low Kirkbride -- 95. 40/8. -- Loch Mullan -- 98. 40/8. -- Lodge -- 102. 31/6. -- Moorhouse -- 23. 31/6. -- Metal Bridge -- 29. 31/6. -- Moor Mullach -- 32. 31/14. -- Moss Sandy -- 57. 31/10. -- Newmains -- 41. 31/15. -- Newhall -- 59. 31/15. -- Nithside Cottage -- 64. 31/15. -- Nithside -- 64. 31/15. -- Nether Keir -- 70. 40/6. -- Nether Braces -- 88. 40/7. -- Northfield -- 94. 40/7. -- Old Farding James -- 93. 31/6. -- Old Church Yard -- 28. 31/5. -- Poundland Hill -- 16. 31/5. -- 31/6. -- 31/9. -- Penfillan Burn -- 16. -- 22. -- 36. 31/5. -- 31/6. -- Penfillan Wood -- 17. -- 30. 31/6. -- Priests' Hole -- 20. 31/6. -- Penfillan Cottages -- 22. 31/6. -- Piper's Moss -- 30. 31/6. -- Penfillan Mains -- 30. 31/5. -- 31/9. -- Penfillan Moor -- 12. -- 40. 31/10. -- Penmurtie -- 46. 31/10. -- Porterstown -- 47. 31/10. -- 31/11. -- Porterstown Quarry -- 48. -- 50.
OS1/10/29/107 Note on page states that a page is missing.
OS1/10/29/108 [Page] 108 INDEX Plan -- Name of Object -- Pages 31/11. -- Porterstown Cottages -- 50. 31/14. -- Preaching Stone -- 55. 31/15. -- Plantingback -- 83. 40/7. -- Puddock Hole -- 95. 40/8. -- Patrick's Pool -- 99. 31/5. -- Quarry Knowe -- 19. 31/6. -- Quarry Road -- 19. 31/5. -- Round Hill -- 14. 31/5. -- Rowantree Park -- 15. 31/10. -- 31/11. -- 31/15. -- 40/3. -- 40/4. -- 40/8. -- 40/12. -- River Nith -- 45. -- 49. -- 66. -- 83. -- 86 -- 99. -- 105. 40/8. -- Ronaldston -- 103. 40/12. -- Ronaldstonburn -- 104. 40/12. -- Ronaldston Bridge -- 105. 31/1. -- 31/5. -- 30/12. -- 31/9. -- Shinnel Water -- 3. -- 13. -- 33. -- 37. 31/1. -- 31/2. -- 31/5. -- 31/6. -- 31/10. -- Scar Water -- 3. -- 7. -- 9. -- 13. -- 31. -- 45 31/1. -- Scar Bridge -- 7. 31/2. -- 31/6. -- Scar Water (Old Course) -- 10. -- 31. 31/5. -- 31/6. -- Scarbraehead -- 13. -- 23. 31/5. -- Shinnel Bridge -- 14. 31/5. -- 31/6. -- Scarbraehead Plantation -- 16. -- 23. 31/5. -- Scar Pool -- 16. 31/6. -- Shillen Hill -- 19. 31/6. -- Scarview -- 29. 31/6. -- Scarbank -- 31. 31/6. -- 31/41. -- Steil Road -- 58. -- 59. 31/15. -- Steilhead -- 59. 31/15. -- Steil Plantation -- 62. 31/15. -- Sandyhill Plantation -- 62. 31/15. -- Steil Burn -- 63. 40/2. -- Standard -- 72. 40/7. -- Stanumlane -- 91. 40/7. -- Site of ST. Brigid's Chapel -- 97. 40/3. -- Siller Stane -- 74. 31/5. -- The Bower -- 16. 31/6. -- The Moor -- 24. 31/6. -- The Manse -- 26. 31/6. -- The Bank -- 29. 31/9. -- The Barr -- 37. 31/6. -- 31/10. -- 31/11. -- The Lake -- 45. 31/14. -- The Dodd -- 56. 31/14. -- The Devil's Stone -- 56. 31/15. -- The Whirlpool -- 64. 31/15. -- Torr Loch -- 65. 31/15. -- Torr Bank -- 65. 31/15. -- Torr Knowe -- 66. 31/15. -- Torr Cleugh -- 66. 31/15. -- The Hagg -- 69. 40/2. -- The Mull -- 71. 40/3. -- The Gush -- 75. 40/7. -- The Ridge -- 92. 40/6. -- Upper Bracco -- 88. 31/5. -- Whitefauld Rigg -- 15. 31/6. -- Waterside Mains -- 25. 31/6. -- Waterside -- 25. 31/6. -- 31/9. -- 31/10. -- Woodhead Burn -- 27.
OS1/10/29/109 [Page] 109 INDEX Plans -- Name of Object -- Pages 31/9. -- 31/13. -- Wauk Hill -- 38. -- 53. 31/9. -- Waterside Moor -- 40. 31/10. -- 40/8. -- Whitegate -- 43. -- 102. 31/40. -- Woodhead -- 58. 31/15. -- Water Kilns -- 65. 40/8. -- 40/12. -- Windsover -- 101. -- 104.