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OS1/15/54/49

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
HOUSE OF MUIR House of Muir Public House Mr. Henderson Templehall
Mr. William Potter Gardener Ormiston Hall
014 A house licensed to retail Spirits Ales &c in the Village of House of Muir, the property of the Earl of Hoptoun, And occupied by J Afflick. A public house is Said to have existed here for upwards of 250 years.
EASTER CAIRN Easter Cairn Mr. Henderson Farmer Templehall
James Young Labourer House of Muir
014 A cultivated field Situated on the North Side of Templehall in the N.W. [North West] end of which stands Fountainhall Colliery. When draining this field some few years ago a number of Stone Vases and urns were discovered. Also a road paved with square blocks of Stone and about 2½ feet below the Surface Supposed to be a part of a Roman Road. I could not ascertain the origin of the Name "Easter Cairn" but Mr. Henderson, Templehall says that it is very old and he thinks that a Military Roman Station existed in the Vicinity, but which was entirely demolished, when reclaiming the land.

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[Page] 49
List of Names collected by John McDiarmid C.A. [Civilian Assistant]
Plan 14C Trace 1
Parish of Pencaitland

[Note]
House of Muir Public House
P.H. only to be
written on plan as
it is in the cillage
of House of Muir
& besides the hamlet
being so small, &c.

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