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Dumfriesshire volume 53

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OS1/10/53/1 [Page] 1 INDEX PARISH OF WESTERKIRK SHEET 35 No. 1,3,4,6,7 & 8 SHEET 36 No.. 1,2,5 & 6 Name of Objects -- Pages Parish of Westerkirk Airswood -- 15. Airswood Hill -- 15, 21. Airswood Sike -- 16. Airswood Moss -- 16. Bankhead Burn -- 5, 18. Bankhead Hill -- 5, 14, 75, 18. Brecken Gill -- 9. Bankburnfoot -- 21. Billholm -- 23. Black Sike -- 25, 38. Birkie Sike -- 32. Broad Head -- 36. Brown Rig -- 35, 36, 40, 44. Bosstree Height -- 42. Big Burn -- 46. Craigie Hill -- 4, 20. Crooks -- 27. Cross Sike -- 30. Clickmautha Sike -- 40. Clickdow Sike -- 40. Clickmerk Burn -- 37, 44. Clickcarvie Burn -- 46. Crumpton Hill -- 46. Cleeckcrathet Burn -- 47. Dorney Gill -- 11. Dorneygill -- 9. Dalbeth (Ruins of) -- 21. Dabeth Hill -- 21. Dumlin Sike -- 25. Effgill Hill -- 11. Effgill Sike -- 11, 25, 30. Effgill -- 24. Effgill Hope -- 30. Fort -- 18. Forts (Remains of) -- 19, 24, 26. Fell Hill -- 28. Gills Burn -- 9. Green Hill -- 21. Grey Hill -- 30. Glenkeil Hill -- 31. Glenkeil Burn -- 31. Gilbert Gill -- 32, 36. Glensaxon Fell -- 35, 36. Glensaxon Sike -- 35. Great Hill -- 35, 40. Glenearls Sike -- 43. Hoggle Rig -- 33. Hossgair Heads -- 46. King Schaws Grave -- 12. Kirk Gill (Tumulus) -- 28, 41. Kill Gill -- 38. Kirk Gill Hill -- 42. Kirk Burn Cap [Capital] B -- 42. Kitchen Sike -- 43. Lyneholm Hill -- 22. Little Burn -- 32, 36. Megdale Hill -- 10, 30. Mirk Bank -- 22. Mid Hill -- 10. 25, 33, 38. Megget Water -- 11, 27. Mid Rig -- 31. Mellion Muir -- 43, 44. Margen Gill -- 44. Murder Gill -- 45. Megs Grain -- 45. Megs Shank -- 47.
OS1/10/53/1A [Page] 1A Names of Objects -- Pages Nether Stennieswater -- 32. Peat Rig -- 32. River Esk -- 21, 29. Rig Burn -- 42, 46. Shiel Burn -- 4, 10, 18, 26. Shiel Rig -- 5. Shiel Moss -- 5. Shaw Rig -- 6, 18. Shieling Knowe -- 22. Shieling Sike -- 22. Shiel Hill -- 23. Shiel -- 23. Stennieswaterfoot -- 24. Stennies Water -- 24, 35, 38. Shielburnfoot-- 26. Smooth Gill -- 33, 38. Temple Gill -- 35. 39. Tom's Bank -- 29. Westerker Rig -- 6, 8, 24. Whitegill Sike -- 31. White Rig -- 38. White Knowe -- 43. Westerker Mains -- 29. Yards Rig -- 14.
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OS1/10/53/4 BANKHEAD BURN Bankhead Burn John Wilson Billholm George Bell Shield Holm 035 [Situation] Flows 35 Chains West of Shaw Rig. A stream on the farm of Bill holm which rises in "Shaw Rig" and runs in a South East direction till it joins the River Esk near "Bankhead Burnfoot" Herds House
OS1/10/53/4 SHIEL BURN Shiel Burn See Name Sheet 35 No. 8
OS1/10/53/4 CRAIGIE HILL Craigie Hill See Name Sheet 35 No. 7
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OS1/10/53/5 BILLHOLM BURN Billholm Burn Billholm Burn John Wilson Billholm George Bell Shiel Holm 035 [Situation] Flows on West Side of Shiel Rig. Applied to a stream on the farm of Billholm [where] rising in Shiel Rig runs in a S. [Southerly] direction till [it] joins the river Esk.
OS1/10/53/5 SHIEL RIG Shiel Rig Shiel Rig John Wilson Billholm George Bell Shiel Holm 035 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile N.E [North East] of Shaw Rig. Is an eminence on the farm of Bill holm covered with rough pasture and on its Summit Stands a Trigl [Trigonometrcal Station] It is the property of the Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/5 SHIEL MOSS Shiel Moss Shiel Moss John Wilson Billholm George Bell Shiel Holm 035 [Situation] North of Shel Rig. A tract of Moss Situated to the North of Sheil Rig.
OS1/10/53/5 BANK HEAD HILL Bankhead Hill Bankhead Hill John Wilson Billholm George Bell Shiel Holm 035 An Eminence Covered with rough pasture Situated on West Side of Bankhead Burn.
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OS1/10/53/6 SHAW RIG Shaw Rig Shaw Rig John Wilson Billholm George Bell Shiel Holm 035 [Situation] Almost 1/2 Mile S.W. [South West] of Sheil Rig. A hill Situate on the farm of Bill holm covered with rough pasture. There are two Trig [Trigonometrical] Stations on this hill. One on the North the other on the Southern part. It is the property of the Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/6 WESTERKER Westerker Rig See Name Sheet 35 no.3
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OS1/10/53/8 WESTERKER RIG Westerker Rig John Potts, Shepherd Dorneygill. Archibald Armstrong, Shepherd Effgill 035 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile S.W. [South West] of Dorneygill. A ridge on the farm of Westerker situated West of Megget Water. The surface of which is Rough Pasture.
OS1/10/53/8 [Page] 8 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 35 No.4 Trace 1
OS1/10/53/9 GILLS BURN Gills Burn John Potts Shepherd Dorneygill Archibald Armstrong Shepherd Effgill 035 [Situation] Flows through Dorney Gill. A small stream which rises North of Westerker Rig and flows in an easterly direction until it joins Megget Water.
OS1/10/53/9 DORNEYGILL Dorneygill John Potts Shepherd Archibald Armstrong Shepherd 035 [Situation] South-eastern Extremity of Dorney Gill. A cottage one storey high in good repair with vegetable garden attached situated West of Megget Water, on the farm of Westerker occupied by John Potts. The property of Sir Frederick Johnstone of Westerhall.
OS1/10/53/9 BRECKEN GILL Brecken Gill John Potts Shepherd Archibald Armstrong Shepherd 035 [Situation] Flows 15 Chains South of Dorneygill. A glen through which flows A small stream which rises East of Westerker Rig and flows East into Megget Water.
OS1/10/53/9 [Page] 9 Ph. [Parish] of Westerkirk - Sheet 35 No. 4 Trace 2
OS1/10/53/10 MEGDALE HILL Megdale Hill John Potts Shepherd Dorneygill Archibald Armstrong Shepherd Effgill 035 [Situation] 1/2 mile N.E. [North East] of Dorneygill. An eminence of a ridge like shape on the farm of Effgill Situated east of Megget Water. The surface of which is Rough Pasture.
OS1/10/53/10 SHIEL BURN Shiel Burn See Name Sheet for Plan 35/8 Page 26
OS1/10/53/10 MID HILL Mid Hill See Name Sheet for Plan 36/1 Page 33
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OS1/10/53/11 EFFGILL HILL Effgills Hill Effgills Hill John Potts Shepherd Dorneygill Archibald Armstrong Shepherd Effgill 035 [Situation] 1/2 Mile South of Megdale Hill. An eminence east of Megget Water on the farm of Effgill. The surface of which is Rough Pasture.
OS1/10/53/11 DORNEY GILL Dorney Gill Dorney Gill John Potts Sheherd Dorneygill Archibald Armstrong Shepherd Effgill 035 [Situation] Extends N.W. [North West] of Dorneygill. A ravine situated to the N.W. [North West] of Westerker Rig. Two small streams flow through this ravine.
OS1/10/53/11 EFFGILL SIKE Effgill Sike Effgill Sike John Potts Shepherd Dorneygill Archibald Armstrong Shepherd Effgill 035 [Situation] Flows 1/2 mile South of Megdale Hill. A Small Stream which rises 1/2 mile N.W. [North West] of Hoggle Rig to its junction with Stennies Water.
OS1/10/53/11 MEGGET WATER Megget Water See Name Sheet for 26/12 Page 12 No. 1 Book
OS1/10/53/11 [Page] 11 Ph. [Parish] of Westerkirk -- Sheet 35 No 4 Trace 6
OS1/10/53/12 KING SCHAW'S GRAVE TUMULUS (Remains of ) King Schaws Grave John Wilson Farmer Billholm William Thomson Farmer Boonies 035 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile N.E. [North East] From Airswood. This name applies to a Tumulus situated on the north side of "Bankhead Hill" on the farm of Billholm. It was opened in 1827 for the purpose of using the stones to build a march dyke about 80 Cartload were taken out of it when a Stone Coffin or Urn measuring 4 feet by 2 feet was discovered containing human bones, by the position of them the body has been doubled up. Tradition says they were the remains of a Pictish King by name "Schaw" who was drowned in a pool (now called "Kings Pool") near the junction of the White Esk and Black Esk. The Urn is still preserved and placed on the spot where found.
OS1/10/53/12 TUMULUS (Remains of) [King Schaw's Grave] 035
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OS1/10/53/14 BANK HEAD Bankhead Bankhead Bank Head Bank Head Mr John Wilson Bilholm James Scott Labourer Airswood Simon Park Andrew Halliday 035 [Situation] On the boundary between Eskdalemuir and Westerkirk. A small hill on Bilholm Farm. Occupied by Mr John Wilson. it is Situated on the N [North] side of Airswood Hill and the Surface is rough pasture.
OS1/10/53/14 YARDS RIG Yards Rig Yards Rig Thomas Wightman Robert Graham 035 [Situation] On the boundary between Eskdalemuir and Westerkirk. A ridge like elevation covered with rough pasture to the South of Bank Head.
OS1/10/53/14 [Page] 14 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 35 No 2 Trace 1 [Note] Sheet 35.6
OS1/10/53/15 AIRSWOOD Airswood Airswood Airswood James Scott Labourer Airswood Mr John Wilson Farmer Bilholm Johnston's Co. [County] Map 035 [Situation] About 14 Chains S [South] by West of Bankhead Hill. A small cottage one story high on the Bilholm farm occupied by a Labourer of Mr Wilson's of Bilholm named James Scott
OS1/10/53/15 AIRSWOOD HILL Airswood Hill Airswood Hill Mr John Wilson Farmer Bilholm James Scott Labourer Airswood 035 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile S.E. [South East] of Bankhead Hill. A long ridge of a hill extending from the River Esk Northwards to where it joins Bank Head on the South. The Parish Boundary runs along the top of this Hill and the surface is rough pasture.
OS1/10/53/15 BANKHEAD HILL Bankhead Hill See preceding Page
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OS1/10/53/16 AIRSWOOD SIKE Airswood Sike Airswood Sike James Scott Labourer Airswood Mr John Wilson Bilholm 035 [Situation] Flows E [East] side of Airswood. A Stream rising on the N [North] of Airswood Hill flowing in a Southerly direction till it falls into the River Esk.
OS1/10/53/16 AIRSWOOD MOSS Airswood Moss Airswood Moss James Scott Labourer Airswood Mr John Wilson Bilholm 035 [Situation] About 29 Chains North of Airswood. A Marsh on the N [North] Side of Bankhead Hill on the Billholm farm occupied by Mr John Wilson of the Same place.
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OS1/10/53/18 FORT [NW of Billholm] Roman Camp Roman Camp Francis Turnbull Shepherd Bankburnfoot John Beattie Shepherd Shiel 035 [Situation] About 3/4 of a Mile N.W. [North West] of Billholm. This name applies to a hill fort Situated on the east side of Bankhead Hill. It is comprised of two ditches but the South East side of which is formed like a terrace.
OS1/10/53/18 BILLHOLM BURN Billholm Burn See Name Sheet 35 No. 3
OS1/10/53/18 SHAW RIG Shaw Rig See Name Sheet 35 No. 3
OS1/10/53/18 SHIEL BURN Shiel Burn See Name Sheet 35 No. 8
OS1/10/53/18 BANKHEAD HILL Bankhead Hill See Name Sheet 35 No. 2
OS1/10/53/18 BANKEHEAD BURN Bankhead Burn See Name Sheet 35 No. 3 Page 4
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OS1/10/53/19 FORT [Bankburnfoot] Roman Camp (Remains of) Francis Turnbull Shepherd Bankburnfoot John Beattie Shepherd Shiel 035 [Situation] Immediately N.E. [North East] of Bankburnfoot. Applies to a small fort situated a short distance North East from where Bankhead Burn joins the River Esk. It is comprised of one dyke, and of a circular form.
OS1/10/53/19 [Page 19 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 35 No7 Trace 2
OS1/10/53/20 CRAIGIE HILL Craigie Hill Francis Turnbull Shepherd Bankburnfoot John Beattie Shepherd Shiel 035 [Situation] 3/4 of a Mile N by E. [North by East] of Billholm. A Hill situated between Billholm Burn, Shiel Burn and North of Shiel Hill covered with rough pasture, and a Trigl [Trigonometrical] Station on the top of it. On the farm of Billholm and property of Duke of Buccleugh.
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OS1/10/53/21 BANKBURNFOOT Bankburnfoot Francis Turnbull Shepherd John Beattie Shepherd Shiel 035 [Situation] About 55 Chains N by W [North by West] of Billholm. A small house one storey high slated and in good condition with garden attached, situated west of the Bankhead Burn, where it joins the River Esk. Occupied by Francis Turnbull Shepherd, to John Wilson Esq. Billholm and property of Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/21 RIVER ESK River Esk See Name Sheets for Plan 35/8 Page 29
OS1/10/53/21 DALBETH (Ruins of) Dalbeth Dalbeth Dalbeth Dalbeth Dalbeath (Ruins of) Dalbeath (Ruins of) Dalbeath (Ruins of) J. Elliot T Little Mr Bryce Estate Papers Francis Turnbull John Beattie Francis Beattie Farmer Lyneholm 035 [Situation] About 3/4 of a Mile W by N [West by North] of Billholm. Applies to the ruins of a farm house, situated a short distance East from River Esk, with farm of land attached to it but now belonging to the farm of Lyneholm property of Duke of Buccleugh
OS1/10/53/21 AIRSWOOD HILL Airswood Hill See Name Sheet 35 No. 6
OS1/10/53/21 GREEN HILL Green Hill Green Hill Francis Turnbull John Beattie 035 [Situation] 1/2 Mile W [West] of Billholm. A small Hill situated East of the River Esk and South of Dalbeath, covered with rough pasture on the farm of Lyneholm, and property of Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/21 DALBETH HILL Dalbeth Hill See Name Sheet 35 No. 11
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OS1/10/53/22 SHIELING KNOWE Shilling Knowe Shilling Knowe Shieling Knowe Shieling Knowe Shieling Knowe Walter Beattie Shepherd Lyneholm John Beattie Shepherd Shiel John Wilson Esqr. J Elliot J Connel Esqr. 035 [Situation] 24 Chains S.W. [South West] of Billholm. A small emminence situated between Dalbeath Hill and Lyneholm Hill, the surface of which is rough pasture, on the farm of Lyneholm, property of Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/22 MIRK BANK Mirk Bank Mirk Bank Walter Beattie John Beattie 035 [Situation] 18 Chains S W [South West] of Billholm. A small brae forming a portion of the North side of Lyneholm Hill and Shilling Knowe, the Surface of which is covered with Forest Trees and Brushwood, on the farm of Lyneholm.
OS1/10/53/22 SHIELING SIKE Shilling Sike Shilling Sike Shieling Walter Beattie John Beattie See above 035 [Situation] Flows Immediately N.W. [North West] of Mirk Bank. A rill which rises immediatley N.W. [North West] of Lyneholm Hill and fall into the River Esk immediately North of Mirkbank
OS1/10/53/22 LYNEHOLM HILL Lyneholm Hill See Name sheet 35 No. 11 035
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OS1/10/53/23 BILLHOLM Billholm Billholm Billholm Billholm John Wilson Farmer John Beattie Steward John Beattie Shepherd Johnston's Co. [County] Map 035 [Situation] 20 Chains S.W. [South West] of Shiel Hill. A very fine farm house two stories high Slated in good repair, with suitable offices and farm of land attached situated on the North side of the River Esk a short distance West from where the Billholm burn joins it, occupied by Mr John Wilson and property of Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/23 SHIEL HILL Shiel Hill Shiel Hill John Beattie John Beattier 035 [Situation] 30 Chains N.E. [North East] of Billholm. A small hill on the farm of Billholm situated a short distance North of Shiel the surface of which is rough pasture the property of Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/23 SHIEL Shiel Shiel Sheel John Beattie John Beattie Johnston's Co [County] Map 035 [Situation]30 Chains S.E. [South East] of Billholm. A house two stories high which had formerly been a farm by itself but now belongs to Billholm. occupied by John Beattie Steward and John Beattie Shepherd to Mr John Wilson Billholm property of Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/23 [Page] 23 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 35 No 7 Trace 6
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OS1/10/53/24 EFFGILL Effgill Effgill Effgill Effgill Effgill James Armstrong Effgill Thomas Little Stanishwaterfoot J Elliot J Little Carlesgill Thomas Little Nether Knock 035 [Situation] 1/2 Mile N. E. [North East[ of Crooks. A good Farm house two storeys high with suitable offices and a farm of land attached all in good Condition. Occupied by James Armstrong and the property of Sir F. Johnston Bart [Baronet] of Wester Hall
OS1/10/53/24 STENNIESWATERFOOT Stennies Waterfoot James Armstrong Thomas Little 035 [Situation] 26 chains N.W. [North West] of Crooks. A small Cottage one Story high Slated and in good repair with a vegetable garden and small portion of arable land attached. Situated a little to the North of where the Stanish Water joins the Megget Water, it is occupied by Thomas Little and the property of Sir F. Johnston of Wester Hall.
OS1/10/53/24 FORT (Remains of [Crooks] Roman Camp (Remains of) James Armstrong Thomas Little 035 [Situation] 14 Chains N.E. [North East] of Crooks. This is the remains of a small Camp or Fort on the Farm of Georgefield. Situated a little to the North of the House Called the Crooks. It was defended by a ditch the East Side of which is totally destroyed. It is in a bad state of preservation but its features can easily be traced out, it is stated in the locality to be a Roman Camp.
OS1/10/53/24 WESTERKER RIG Westerker Rig See Page 8
OS1/10/53/24 STENNIES WATER Stennies Water See Page 32 No 2 Book
OS1/10/53/24 [Page] 24 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 35 No. 8 Trace 2 & 1
OS1/10/53/25 DUMLIN SIKE Dumlin Syke James Armstrong Effgill Thomas Little Stanish Waterfoot 035 [Situation] Flows 1/2 mile N.E. [North East] of Crooks. A Small Stream which rises at the N.E. [North East] Side of Fell Hill and flowing in a Northerly direction till it joins the Stanish Water.
OS1/10/53/25 EFFGILL SIKE Effgill Sike See page 11
OS1/10/53/25 BLACK SIKE Blak Sike See page 38
OS1/10/53/25 MID HILL Mid Hil See page 33
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OS1/10/53/26 FORTS (Remains of) Roman Camp Fort James Armstrong Westerker Mains John Linton Shielburnfoot Thomas Little 035 [Situation] 19 Chains N.W. [North West] of Shielburnfoot.. This appears to have been a Well Constructed Camp as there are two circles yet remaining in excellent preservation. it is Situated close to Shielburnfoot. Near it is also a small Camp having but one Circle, both Commanding extensive views of the adjoining Valley. These are Stated in the locality to be Roman Camps.
OS1/10/53/26 SHIELBURNFOOT Shielburnfoot Shielburnfoot James Fairbarin Westerker Mains John Linton Shielburnfoot 035 [Situation] 1/2 Mile W. by S. [West by South] of Damhead. Two Small houses one Storey high having vegetable Gardens attached, one being occupied by an agricultural Labourer and the other used as a branch Post office Receiving House. The ptoperty of Sir F. Johnstone Bart. [Baronet] of Wester Hall.
OS1/10/53/26 SHIEL BURN Shiel Burn Shiel Burn James Armstrong Westerker Mains John Linton Shielburnfoot. 035 [Situation] Flows Immediately West of Shielburnfoot. A Stream which rises 25 Chains N.W. [North West] of Hoy Hill and flows in a S.E. [South East] direction to its junction with the River Esk at Shielburnfoot
OS1/10/53/26 [Page] 26 Parish of Westerkirk -- Shhet 35 No. 8 Trace 4
OS1/10/53/27 CROOKS Crooks James Fairbairn Westerker Mains John Linton Shielburnfoot 035 [Situation] 19 Chains North of Damhead. A house two Storeys high Slated and in good Repair with Vegetable Garden attached. Situated on the Farm of Georgefield. Occupied by G. Scott and the property of Sir F.Johnstone Bart. [Baronet] of Wester Hall
OS1/10/53/27 DAMHEAD Damhead Damhead James Fairbairn John Linton 035 [Situation] 19 Chians South of Crooks. Two Samll Cottages adj[oining] each other one storey high slat[ed] and in good repair having Veg[e]table Gardens attached. Situ[ated] on the farm og Georgefield. Occ[up]ied by G. Scott and the proper[ty] ofSir F. Johnstone of Wester Ha[ll]
OS1/10/53/27 MEGGET WATER Megget Water See Name Book 26 No 12
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OS1/10/53/28 FELL HILL Fell Hill James Fairbairn Westerker Mains John Linton Shielburnfoot 035 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile S.E. [South East] of Crooks. A Considerable eminence of a Somewhat Conical Shape on the farm of Georgefield. It is Situated East of Megget Water and South of the Stanish Water. The surface of Which is Covered with Rough pasture and on its summit is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station.
OS1/10/53/28 KIRK GILL Kirk Gill Kirk Gill James Fairbairn Westerker Mains John Linton Shielburnfoot 035; 036 [Situation] 3/4 of a Mile S.E. [South East] of Crooks. A glen or hollow with a Stream flowing through it. Situated a little East of Fell Hill
OS1/10/53/28 [Page] 28 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 35 No 8 Trace 6
OS1/10/53/29 RIVER ESK River Esk River Esk William Dochty Byreburnfoot Canonbie William Little Byreburnfoot Canonbie 035; 036; 045 [Sitaution] From the junction of the Black and White Esks S.E. [South East] to Langholm Ph. [Parish]. A river having its source at the confluence of the Black and White Esks, flows South and enters the Solway Frith.
OS1/10/53/29 TOM'S BANK Tom's Bank See Name Sheet for Plan 35/12 Page 17 No 4 Book
OS1/10/53/29 WESTERKER MAINS Westerker Mains See Names Sheet for Plan 35/12 Page 19 No. 4 Book
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OS1/10/53/29 [Page] 29 Parish of Westerkirk -- Plan 35.8.
OS1/10/53/30 EFFGILL SIKE Effgill Sike James Armstrong Effgill George Lund Stanish Water 035; 036 [Situation] Flows on E. [East] Side of Megdale Hill. A Stream which rises at the East Side of Magdale Hill and flows in a Southern direction till it joins the Stanish Water a short distance S.E. [South East] of Effgill Farm House.
OS1/10/53/30 CROSS SIKE Cross Syke James Armstoring George Lund 036 [Situation] Flows 1/2 mile N.W. [North West] of Glenkeil Hill. A Small Stream which rises at the North Side of Hoggle Rig and flows in a Westerly direction till it joins the Hoggle Syke
OS1/10/53/30 MEGDALE HILL Megdale Hill See Page 10
OS1/10/53/30 GREY HILL Grey Hill See Name Sheet 27 No. 13
OS1/10/53/30 EFFGILL HOPE Effgill Hope See Name Sheetfor Plan 27/13 Page 31 No. 2 Book
OS1/10/53/30 [Page] 30 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 36 No. 1 Trace 1
OS1/10/53/31 WHITEGILL SIKE Whitegill Syke Whitegill Syke James Armstrong Effgill George Lund Stanish Water 036 [Situation] Flows on W [West] Side of Glenkeil Hill. A Stream which rises at the East Side of Hoggle Hill and flows in a Southerly direction till it joins the Stanish Water.
OS1/10/53/31 GLENKEIL HILL Glenkeil Hill Glenkeil Hill James Armstrong George Lund 036 [Situation] 1/4 of a mile S.W. [South West] of Nether Stanishwater. An Elevated portion of land on the Farms of Effgill and Netherstanish Water. Situated North of the Stanish Water West of Glen Keil Burn. The Surface of which is covered with Rough pasture and on its summit is a Trigl. St. [Trigonometrical Station]
OS1/10/53/31 GLENKEIL BURN Glenkeil Burn See Name Sheet 27 No 13. 027; 036
OS1/10/53/31 MID RIG Mid Rig Mid Rig James Armstrong George Lund 027; 036 [Situation] 25 Chains N.W. [North West]. A ridge covered with rough pasture Situated N.E. [North East] of Glenkeil Hill.
OS1/10/53/31 [Page] 31 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 36 No 1 Trace 2
OS1/10/53/31 Note - Glenkeil Hill is written on Sheet 36 as Glenheil Hill
OS1/10/53/32 NETHER STENNIESWATER Nether Stennieswater Nether Stennieswater James Armstrong Effgill George Lund Netherstanish Water 036 [Situation] 30 Chains N.E. [North East] of Glenkeil Hill. A small House one Story High Slated with a vegetable garden attached. Situated on the East Side of the Stanish Water. Occupied by George Lund, Shepherd and the property of the Duke of Buccleugh.
OS1/10/53/32 GILBERT GILL Gilbert Gill Gilbert Gill James Armstrong George Lund 036 [Situation] 24 Chains N.E. [North East] of Nether Stenniswater. A rapid Stream which rises at the South Side of Peat Rig and flowing in a Westerly direction till it joins the Stanish Water at the Shepherd's House Called Netherstanish Water.
OS1/10/53/32 BIRKIE SIKE Birkie Syke Birkie Syke James Armstrong George Lund 036 [Situation] 20 Chains East of Nether Staniswater. A Small Stream which rises on the North Side of Glensexon Fell and flows in a Northerly direction till it joins the Little Burn a short distance from where the Little Burn joins the Gilbert Gill
OS1/10/53/32 PEAT RIG Peat Rig See Name Sheet 27 No. 14
OS1/10/53/32 [Page] 32 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 36 No 1. Trace 3
OS1/10/53/33 MID HILL Mid Hill Mid Hill James Armstrong Effgill George Lund Stanish Water 035; 036 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile N.E. [North East] of Glenkeil Hill. A considerble eminence of a conical Shape Situated on the Farm of Effgill on the West Side of Hoggle Syke. The Surface of which is Covered with Rough pasture
OS1/10/53/33 HOGGLE RIG Hoggle Rig Hoggle Rig James Armstrong George Lund 036 [Situation] 25 Chains S.W. [South West] of Glenkeil Hill. A Ridge of land extending from the extreme South [end] of Gray Hill in a Southerly direction as far as the Stanish Water. It is Situated on the farm of Effgill at the East Side of Hoggle Syke the Surface of which is Covered with Rough pasture.
OS1/10/53/33 SMOOTH GILL Smooth Gill See Name Sheet for Plan 36/5 Page 38.
OS1/10/53/33 LITTLE BURN Little Burn See Name Sheet for Planm 36/2 Page 36
OS1/10/53/33 Page] 33 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 36 No.1 Trace 4
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OS1/10/53/35 GLENSAXON FELL Glensaxon Fell Glensaxon Fell James Armstrong Effgill George Lund Stanish Water 036 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile S.E. [South East] of Nether Stennieswater. A Considerable eminence of a Conical Shape Situated on the Farm of Nether Stennieswater and East of Great Hill. the Surface of which is Covered with Heathy pasture and on its Summit is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station.
OS1/10/53/35 GLENSAXON SIKE Glensaxon Syke Glensaxon Syke James Armstrong George Lund 036 [Situation] West Side of Glensaxon Fell. A Small Stream which rises at the extreme West Side of Glen Saxon Fell and flows in a [North West] direction till it joins the Stennies Water.
OS1/10/53/35 STENNIES WATER Stennies Water See Name Sheet for Plan 27/13 Page 32 No. 2 Book
OS1/10/53/35 TEMPLE GILL Temple Gill See Name Sheet for Plan 36/5 Page 39
OS1/10/53/35 GREAT HILL Great Hill See Name Sheet for Plan 36/5 Page 40
OS1/10/53/35 BROWN RIG Brown Rig See Name Sheet for Plan 36/2 Page 36
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OS1/10/53/36 BROAD HEAD Broad Head Broad Head Broad Head James Pringle Upper Stanish Water George Lunn Stanish Water John Pringle Shepherd Upper Stanish Water 036 [Situation] Eastern Bounds of the Parish. A large hill on the Stanish Water Farm on the summit of whch is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station and covered wth heathy pasture - proprietor Mr. Paterson Terronna
OS1/10/53/36 LITTLE BURN Little Burn Little Burn James Pringle George Lunn 036 [Situation] Flows on West Side of Broad Head. A small Burn which rises out of Braidhead an flows in a north westerly direction untill it joins Gilbert Gill.
OS1/10/53/36 BROWN RIG Brown Rig Brown Rig James Pringle George Lunn 036 [Situation] Situated South of Glensaxon Fell. A heathy ridge Situated South of Glensaxon Fell
OS1/10/53/36 GLENSAXON FELL Glensaxon Fell See Name Sheet 36 No. 1
OS1/10/53/36 GILBERT GILL Gilbert Gill See Name Sheet 36 No 7
OS1/10/53/36 [Page] 36 Westerkirk Parish Sheet 36 No. 2 Trace 1 & 4
OS1/10/53/37 DIRN BURN Dirn Burn Srr Plan 36/6 Name Sheet Page 44
OS1/10/53/37 CLEEKMERK BURN Cleekmerk Burn See Plan 36/6 Name Sheet Page 44
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OS1/10/53/38 SMOOTH GILL Smooth Gill Smooth Gill John Armtrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rig 036 [Situation] East Side of White Rig. A glen through which flows A small stream which rises North West of Kirkgil Hilland flows North West into Stanish Water.
OS1/10/53/38 KILL GILL Kill Gill Kill Gill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rig 036 [Situation] West Side of White Rig. A small stream which rises North West of Kirkgil Hill and flows in a North Westerly direction until it joins Stanish Water.
OS1/10/53/38 STENNIES WATER Stennies Water See age 32 No. 2 Book
OS1/10/53/38 BLACK SIKE Black Sike Black Sike James Armstrong Farmer Effgill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill 035; 036 [Situation] Flows 23 Chains S.W. [South West] of White Rig. A small stream which rises West of Kirkgil Hill and flows in a Westerly direction until it joins Stanish Water.
OS1/10/53/38 WHITE RIG White Rig White Rig John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rig 036 [Situation] 1/2 Mile N.W. [North West] of White Rig. [Kirkgil Hill] A small eminence North West of Kirkgil Hill, on the farm of Georgefield, the surface of which Rough Pasture
OS1/10/53/38 MID HLL Mid Hill See Name Sheet 36 No. 1
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OS1/10/53/39 TEMPLE GILL Temple Gill Temple Gill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Armstrong Farmer Effgill 036 [Situation] Extends N.W. [North West] of Great Hill A glen through which flows A small stream which rises between Great Hill and Kirkton Hill and flows North [till] it joins Stanish Water
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OS1/10/53/40 GREAT HILL Great Hill Great Hill James Armstrong Farmer Effgill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill 036 [Situation] 1/2 Mile N.E. [North East] of Kirk Gill Hill. A large eminence South of Stanish Water on the farm of Georgefield, the property of Sir Frederick Johnston of Westerhall. The surface of which is Rough and Heathy Pasture
OS1/10/53/40 CLICKMAUTHA SIKE Clickmautha Sike Clickmautha Sike John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rigg 036 [Situation] Flows S.E. [South East] from Great Hll. A small stream which rises between Great Hill and Brown Rig and flows South East into into Dirn Burn
OS1/10/53/40 CLICKDOW SIKE Clickdow Sike Clickdugh Sike Clickdugh Sike Clickdow Sike J. Wilson Esqr. John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rigg Mr Bryce 036 [Situation] Flows S.E. [South East] from Great Hill. A stream which rises East of Great Hill and flows in an Easterly direction into Dirn Burn.
OS1/10/53/40 DIRN BURN Dirn Burn See Name Sheet 36 No 6
OS1/10/53/40 BROWN RIG Brown Rig See Name Sheet 36 No 2
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OS1/10/53/41 KIRK GILL Kirk Gill Kirk Gill James Armstrong Farmer Effgill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill 035; 036 [Situation] 1/2 Mile S. W [South West] of Kirk Gill Hill. A glen through which flows A small stream which rises West of Kirkgil Hill and flows South until it empties itself into the Lakes
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OS1/10/53/42 KIRK GILL HILL Kirk Gill Hill Kirk Gll Hill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rigg 035; 036 [Situation] 1/2 Mile S.W. [South West] of Great Hill. An eminence of a ridge like Shape on the farm of Georgefield Situated West of Kirk Burn. The surface of which is Rough and Heathy Pasture.
OS1/10/53/42 BOSSTREE HEIGHTS Bosstree Heights Bosstree Heights John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rigg 036 [Situation] About 3/4 of a Mile S.W. [South West] of Great Hill. A ridge situated South of Great Hill on the farm of Georgefield The surface of which is Heathy Pasture
OS1/10/53/42 KIRK BURN Kirk Burn Kirk Burn James Armstrong Farmer Effgill John Armstrong Shepherd 036 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile S.W. [South West] of Kirk Gill Hill. A large stream which rises between Great Hill and Kirkgil Hill and flows South until it joins the Esk a short distance east of Westerkirk Kirk.
OS1/10/53/42 RIG BURN Rig Burn See Name Sheet for Plan 36/6 Page 46.
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OS1/10/53/43 KITCHEN SIKE Kitchen Syke Kitchen Syke John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill James Glendinning Shepherd Rigg 036 [Situation] West Side of White Knowe. A small stream which rises East of Bosstree Heights and flows East until it joins [Glen] Earls Syke
OS1/10/53/43 GLENEARLS SIKE Glenearls Syke Glenearls Syke John Armstrong Shepherd James Glendinning Shepherd 036 [Situation] West side of White Knowe. A small stream which rises South of Great Hill and flows South East until it joins Rig Burn
OS1/10/53/43 WHITE KNOWE White Knowe White Knowe John Armstrong Shepherd James Glendinning Shepherd 036 [Situation] 1/2 Mile S.E. [South East] of Great Hill. An eminence of a ridge like shape situated South East of Great Hill on the farm of Georgefield . The surface of which is Heathy Pasture.
OS1/10/53/43 MELLION MUIR Mellion Muir See Name Sheet 36 No 6
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OS1/10/53/44 DIRN BURN Dirn Burn Dirn Burn John Armstrong Kirkton Hill John Glendinning Rig 036 [Situation] Flows 1/2 Mile S.W. [South West] of Mellion Muir. A Stream which rises at the East Side of Brown Rig and flows in a Southern direction till it joins the Rig Burn,
OS1/10/53/44 CLEEKMERK BURN Cleemerk Burn Cleekmerk Burn John Armstrong Kirkton Hill John Glendinnig Rig 036 [Situation] Flows about 1/4 of a Mile S.W. [South West] of Mellion Muir. A small stream which rises at the North Side of Mellion Muir and flows in Westerly direction till it joins the Dirn Burn.
OS1/10/53/44 MARGEN GILL Margen Gill Margen Gill John Armstrong John Glendinning 036 [Situation] About 1/4 of a Mile N.W. [North West] of Mellion Muir. A glen through which flows A Small Stream which rises at the South Side of Mellion Muir and flows in a Westerly direction till it joins the Cleek Merk.
OS1/10/53/44 MELLION MUIR Mellion Muir Mellion Muir John Armstrong John Glendinning 036 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile N.W. [North West] of Megs Shank. A Considerable eminence of a Somewhat Conical Shape on the farm of Georgefield it is Situated North of the Rig Burn and East of the Dirn burn. The Surface of which is Covered with Heathy Pasture and on its Summit is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station.
OS1/10/53/44 BROWN RIG Brown Rig See Name Sheet 36 No 2
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OS1/10/53/45 MURDER GILL Murder Gill Murder Gill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill John Glendinning Rig. 027; 035; 036 [Situation] S.E. [South East] Side of Mellion Muir. A small glen through which a Stream flows which rises at the South Side of Mellion Muir and flowing Southwards [to] the Rig Burn
OS1/10/53/45 MEG'S GRAIN Megs Grain Megs Grain John Armstrong John Glendinning 036 [Situation] North Side of Megs Grain. A Small Stream which rises at [the] north Side of Megs Shank and flows in a Westerly direction till it joins Rig Burn.
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OS1/10/53/46 CLEEKCARVIE BURN Cleekarvie Hill Cleekarvie Hill John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill John Glendinning Shepherd Rig. 036 [Situation] Flows 1/2 mile South of Mellion Muir. A Small Stream which rises at the North Side of Hassgeir Head and flows in a Westerly direction till it joins the Rig Burn
OS1/10/53/46 RIG BURN Rig Burn Rig Burn John Armstrong John Glendinning 036 [Situation] Flows 1/2 Mile South of Mellion Burn. A Rapid Stream which rises at the South Side of Mellion Muir near the Parish Boundary and flows in a S.W. [South Westerly] direction receiving in its Course the Waters of Several Small Streams and falls into the River Esk a Short distance East from Wester Hall.
OS1/10/53/46 HASSGAIR HEADS Hassgair Heads See Name Sheet 36 no 10
OS1/10/53/46 CRUMPTON HILL Crumpton Hill See Name Sheet 36 No10
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OS1/10/53/47 MEG'S SHANK Megs Shank Megs Shank John Armstrong Shepherd Kirkton Hill John Glendinning Shepherd Rig 036 [Situation] 1/2 Mile S.E. of Mellion Muir. An Elevated portion of land on the farm of Georgefield over which the Parish Boundary passes, it is Situated North of Crumpton Hill and S.E. [South East] of Mellion Muir, The surface of which is Covered with Heathy Pasture.
OS1/10/53/47 CLEEKCRATHET BURN Cleekcrathet Burn Cleecrathey Burn John Armstrong Shepherd John Glendinning Shepherd 036 [Situation] Flows 1/2 Mile S.E. [South East] of Mellion Muir. A Stream which rises at the North Side of Crumpton Hill and flows in a N.W. [North Westerly] direction till it joins the Rig Burn
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OS1/10/53/47 [Page] 47 Parish of Westerkirk -- Sheet 36 No 6 Trace 4 Signed R. Stotherd Capt. R. Engs [Captain Royal Engineers] 31st August 1857.
OS1/10/53/48 [Page] 48 53 Name Book of the PARISH OF WESTERKIRK Co. [County] DUMFRIES. Sheet 35 No. 2,5, 4, 6 7 & 8 Sheet 36 No 1, 2, 5 & 6 No. 3