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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
RACKS MOSS Rockhall Flow
The Rockhall Flow
The Rockhall Flow
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Racks Moss
Oldmills Moss
Revd. [Reverend] A. B. Murray, Mouswald
W. Ireland Drummuir
W Hutchinson, Racks
James Gibson
William Ireland
William Hutchinson
Thomas Wells
William Smith
Alexander Hutchison
056 [Situation] At Sn. [Southern] extremity of this Parish.
A name applied in this District to all that portion of Lochar Moss in the Southern Extremity of the Parish, Torthorwald, bounded on the West by Strips of Meadow land (between it and Lochar Water) On the East by Wath Burn (and patches of reclaimed Moss and strips of Meadow on the North by the village of Racks and the Glasgow and South Western Railway on the South by a [part] of Caerlaverock Ph. [Parish]. It is said to be an old Scottish term and of long Standing. It is well known in the locality. The whole of it is the property of Mr Alexander Grierson.

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[Page] 96
Parish of Torthorwald Sheet 56.6 Trace 2

The term 'Flow' is applied in a descriptive Sense
to a part of the district called Racks Moss, and applys
only to the portion of the Moss from which no peat has
been Cut, The Surface Sods Cast away when digging
peat is called 'Flow'
O Barrett

[Signed] M Donohue

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