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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
RACKS MOSS Rockhall Flow
Rockhall Flow
Rockhall Flow
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Oldmills Moss
Revd. [Reverend] A B Murray, Mouswald
Mr William Paterson Brocklehurst Cottages
Mr Peter Hutchinson Racks
James Gibson
William Ireland
William Hutchison
Thomas Wells
William Smith
Alexander Hutchison
056 [Situation] At Sn [Southern] extremity of this Parish
Applies to a Single feature of Lochar Moss comprising the Southern Extremity of the Parish, Torthorwald, Bounded on the West by Lochar Water, and Strips of meadows, On the East by Wath Burn on the North by the village Rucks and Glasgow & South Western Railway between which are patches of Reclaimed Moss, on the South it terminates in a point in [MD] junction with the Parish Caerlaverock. Mr Alexander Grierson is the present Proprietor.
The name is well known and very frequently applied. The term Flow is applied to various portions of Lochar Moss viz Craigs Flow (in Dumfries Ph Parish])
Mouswald Flow in Mouswald
Ruthwell Flow in Ruthwell
And so forth
Rockhall is the name of the estate to which the above name belongs. [MD]

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[Page] 92 -- Parish of Torthorwald -- Sheet 56.5 Trace 13 [In pencil] also on 1 2 4 & 5 [MD]

THe term "Flow" is applied in a descriptive [term] to that part of the moss on which no peat has been cut, but now particularly to inferior [peat] obtained at the surface. [Signed] O Barrett.

[signed] M Donohue Dec[ember] 1855

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