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Fife and Kinross-shire volume 40

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/13/40/1 1 [Index Page] PARISH OF FLISK PLAN 5B INDEX Names of Objects....Pages Parish of Flisk -- 3 Chapel (remains of) -- 7 Corbie Den -- 6 Dundas Lodge -- 6 East Flisk -- 5 Flisk Wood -- 5
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OS1/13/40/3 FLISK [parish] Ph.[Parish] of Flisk Ph.[Parish] of Flisk Ph.[Parish] of Flisk Ph.[Parish] of Flisk Ph.[Parish] of Flisk Ph.[Parish] of Flisk Ph.[Parish] of Flisk Fulln. [Fullartons] Gazetteer of Scotland. Stat. Acct. of Co.[Statistical Account of County] 1845. The Sheriffs Co. [County] List of Parishes. Old Stat Acct of Co. [Statistical account of County]. Sibbalds Hist. [History] of Fife. Oliver & Boyds Almanac. Co. [County] Map by Johnston. Leighton's Hist. [History] of Fife. 001; 005 [situation] In the North West of the County of Fife. A parish in Fifeshire, bounded on the South by the parishes of Creich and Abdie, on the east by Balmerino, on the North by the Tay, and on the West by Denbog. It is rather more than 4 miles in length from east to west, but is only about one mile in breadth. Its superficial area is about 2578 acres, about 2120 of which are under cultivation and 264 acres under plantations. It is in the presbytery of Cupar and Synod of Fife. Patron Lord Dundas.
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OS1/13/40/5 EAST FLISK East Flisk East Flisk East Flisk East Flisk Thomas Morton East Flisk. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher Flisk Manse. Voters Register Co. [County of] Fife. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] Nearly 1 mile North of the Village of Brunton. A farm house two storeys high with suitable offices in good repair and farm attached occupied by Mr. Thomas Morton and property of the Earl of Zetland. There was found in the farm about 25years ago there was found a few ancient funeral urns of rude workmanship and stone coffins. the latter containing the urns. There was no vestige of tumulus on the spot. The place was pointed by the occupier of the farm who found them in the course of his tilling the ground. The spot in which they were found is about 1/4 mile South South East of the farm house. See account of these in New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Fife page 601.
OS1/13/40/5 FLISK WOOD Flisk Wood Flisk Wood Mr. Thomas Morton East Flisk. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher Flisk Manse. 001; 005 [situation] Upwards of a Mile N.E. [North East] of the Village of Brunton. A pretty extensive wood on the west side of Corbie Den the North side of which is composed of Fir trees. It is the property of the Earl of Zetland.
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OS1/13/40/6 CORBIE DEN Corbie Den Corbie Den Corbie Den Mr. Thomas Morton East Flisk. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher Flisk Manse. Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson Creich Manse. 001; 005 [situation] Upwards of a mile N.E. [North East] of the village of Brunton. A ravine wooded on both [sides] situate between Birkhill and Flisk Wood having a small stream running through its [centre]which forms for a considerable distance the boundary between [the] Parishes of Balmerino and Flisk.
OS1/13/40/6 DUNDAS LODGE Dundas Lodge Dundas Lodge Mr. T. Morton East Flisk. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher Flisk Manse. 005 [situation] About 1 1/8 miles N.E. [North East] by East of the village of Brunton. A gatehouse at the entrance [leading] to Birkhill occupied by Robert Long and property of -- [Wedderburn] Esqr. of Birkhill.
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OS1/13/40/7 CHAPEL (Remains of) [Brunton] Remains of Chapel and Grave Yard. Remains of Chapel and Grave Yard Mr. Thomas Morton East Flisk. Nathaniel Veitch. 005 [situation] About 1 1/4 miles N.E. by N. of Brunton. These are the remains of what are said to have been a Chapel and the Enclosure surrounding it is supposed to have been a Grave Yard although no graves have been found for Chapels in those days were always surrounded by graveyards. The remains consist of several heaps of stones etc. arranged in a square form and marking quite distinctly the Foundation of the building; the surrounding old fence is also very distinct, and rises about two feet above the surface. Mr. Veitch says that it is popularly called the "Papish Kirk".
OS1/13/40/7 7 Parish of Flisk Plan 5B Trace 1 [Note:] As there are no indications or remains of graves found here and besides no account of such being attached to the chapel it is perhaps better omit the designation Grave Yard on plan. [Quotation] In Flisk Wood at the opposite extremity of the Parish are low ruins most probably those of a place of worship and consisting of the apparent remains of the edifice and of an enclosing wall. In enumerating the Parish churches and chapels in the deanery of Fife in the eleventh year of King William Sir Robert Sibbald mentions, "Flisk Cum Capella", which of the two noticed above formed this Capella Cannot now be ascertained. Stat. Acct. of Co. [Statistical Account of County] Fife, 1845 page 601.
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OS1/13/40/9 9 [Index Page] PARISH OF CREICH PLAN 5B INDEX Names of Objects...Pages. Creich Parish -- 22 Brunton -- 14 Boghall -- 15 Black Craig -- 16 Craigwell -- 15 Craiglog -- 15 Craig Simmie -- 16 Creich -- 17 Creich Church (ruins of) -- 18 Creich Castle (in ruins) -- 18 Craig an croon -- 21 Free Church -- 11 Green Craig -- 16 Loch Hill -- 13 Manse -- 11 Manse -- 17 Starr Law -- 12 School (Free Church) -- 14 Fort (remains of) -- 21
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OS1/13/40/11 FREE CHURCH [Brunton] Free Church Free Church Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Taylor F.C. [Free Church] Manse Brunton. David Cook Esq. Carphin. 005 [situation] About 1/8 of a mile S.S.E. [South South East] of the Village of Brunton. A small but neat church erected in 1843 for the accommodation of the members of the Free Church residing in the Phs. [Parishes] of Creich & Flisk. It contains seats for about 300 hearers. Average hearers about 175. Communicants 120.
OS1/13/40/11 MANSE [Free Church, Brunton] F.C. [Free Church] Manse. F.C. [Free Church] Manse Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Taylor F.C. [Free Church] Manse Brunton. David Cook Esq. [Esquire] Carphin. 005 [situation] About 1/8 of a mile South of the village of Brunton. A neat and comfortable dwelling house two stories high and slated with a small garden attached. It is the property of the Free Church. and is tenanted by the Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Taylor F.C. [Free Church] Minister Brunton.
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OS1/13/40/12 LOCH HILL Loch Hill Loch Hill Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Taylor F.C. [Free Church] Manse Brunton. David Cook Esq. [Esquire] Carphin. 005 [situation] Upwards of 1/4 of a mile S.W. [South West] of the Village of Brunton. A small rocky hill covered with furze and a few scattered fir trees on the west of Brunton. There is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station placed on it near its western end.
OS1/13/40/12 STARR LAW Starr Law Starr Law Starr Law Starr Law Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Taylor. F.C. [Free Church] Manse Brunton. Mr. John Millar Teacher Luthrie. Mr. Anderson, Farmer Starr. 005 [situation] About 3/4 of a Mile E.S.E. [East South East] of the Village of Brunton. A small hill immediately north east of the Village of Luthrie, it summit and part of the south side is planted with fir and forest trees, & is the property of David Gillespie Esq. of Mountquhany.
OS1/13/40/12 12 Creich Parish 5B Trace Common Edge Trace. [Note - Loch Hill] See opposite page.
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OS1/13/40/13 LOCH HILL Loch Hill Loch Hill Loch Hill Loch Hill Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson Creich. Mr. George Tod Luthrie. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher Flisk. Alexander Henderson. 005 [situation] Upwards of 1/4 of a mile S.W. [South West] of the village of Brunton. A hill on the Farm of Luthrie the surface of which is covered with rocks and Furze, on the summit of which is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station.
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OS1/13/40/14 BRUNTON Brenton Brenton Brunton Brunton Brunton Brunton Village Brunton Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Lawson Creich. James Mitchell Creich. New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]. Leightons Hist [History] of Fife. Register of Co. [County] Voters. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. Fullartons Gazr. [Gazetteer] of Scotland. 005 [situation] Near the Western Boundary of the Parish of Creich and about 13 chains S.E. [South East] of the Parish Manse. A small hamlet or village consisting of about twenty dwelling houses of one story high each in good repair and the property [of] different proprietors. The houses are occupied by agricultural labourers there is one small grocers shop in it but no public house or public building of any kind save the Free Church School.
OS1/13/40/14 SCHOOL (Free Church) [Brunton] Free Church School Free Church School Donald McKenzie Teacher. James Mitchell Creich. 005 [situation] In the centre of the Village of Brunton. A small plain stone building one story high in good repair it was erected by Subscription as a School in connection with the Free Church. the average number of scholars is 56 the teacher has a salary of about £15 per ann: [Annum] raised by subscription besides school fees and a house and garden.
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OS1/13/40/15 CRAIGWELL Craigwell Craigwell W.J. Mitchell, Creich. Revd. [Reverend] A Lawson, Creich Manse. 005 [situation] About 1/2 a mile N.E. [North East] of the Village of Brunton. A row of houses divided into three dwellings with small vegetable gardens attached occupied by the farm labourers of Mr. John Mitchell of Creich and property of David Gillespie Esqr.
OS1/13/40/15 BOGHALL Boghall Boghall Drummod W.J. Mitchell, Creich. Revd. [Reverend] A Lawson, Creich Manse. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About 1/2 a mile East of the village of Brunton. Two small dwelling houses on the farm of Luthrie, with small vegetable gardens attached occupied by agricultural labourers and property of George Todd Esqr.
OS1/13/40/15 CRAIGLOG Craiglog Craiglog Craiglug W.J. Mitchell, Creich. Revd. [Reverend] A Lawson, Creich Manse. New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 005 [situation] About 1/8 of a mile S.W. [South West] of the village of Brunton. A small rocky hill on the farm of Luthrie, west of the village of Brunton, the property of George Todd Esqr.
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OS1/13/40/16 BLACK CRAIG Black Craig Black Craig Black Craig Revd. [Reverend] A Lawson, Creich Manse. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher Flisk Manse. New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 005 [situation] Upwards of 1/2 a mile N.E. of the Village of Brunton. A large rocky height on the farm of Creich, and the west end of Craig-an-Croon and planted with Fir Trees. the property of David Gillespie Esq. of Mountquhanie.
OS1/13/40/16 GREEN GRAIG Green Craig Green Craig Green Craig Mr. John Mitchell, Creich. Revd. [Reverend] A. Lawson, Creich Manse. New Stat.Acct. [Statistical Account] 005 [situation] Upwards of 1/4 of a mile N. [North] of the Village of Brunton. A small hill or Knowe covered with [obscured] and Furze situated on the farm of [Creich] and lying between Black Craig and Craig Simmie. On the summit are the remains of a Hill Fort.
OS1/13/40/16 CRAIGSIMMIE Craig Simmie Craig Simmie Craig Simmy Mr. John Mitchell, Creich. Revd. [Reverend] A. Lawson, Creich Manse. New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 005 [situation] Upwards of 1/4 of a mile N.W. [North West] of the Village of Brunton. A rocky Knowe on the farm of Creich at the west side of Creich Manse. The property of David Gillespie Esq. of Mountquhanie.
OS1/13/40/16 16 Parish of Creich Plan 5D Trace 4 [Note] "Craigsimmie to be written as one word the same as Craiglog in the foregoing page. This is in accordance with the general usage observable in Similar names of objects in this county i.e. when the words of a name are not understood or does not make sense taken separately the name is written as one word, especially when it is not too long or harsh to do so."
OS1/13/40/17 MANSE [parish, Brunton] Manse Manse Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson Kilmany. Mr. J. Mitchell Creich. 005 [situation] About 15 chains N.W. [North West] of the Village of Brunton. A large substantial stone building two storys high in good repair it has suitable offices and a well enclosed garden and a glebe of six acres of land. it is the Manse in connection with Parish and is occupied by the Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson Ph. [Parish] Minister who has besides a stipend of £350 per annum.
OS1/13/40/17 CREICH [farm] Creich Creich Creich Creich Creigh Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson Creich. Mr. J. Mitchell. Leighton's Hist. [History] of Fife. Fullarton's Gazetteer. Johnston's Co. [county] Map. 005 [situation] Nearly 3/8 of a mile N.E. [North East] of the Village of Brunton. A large farm house two stories with offices all in good repair and having a large farm of ground attached to it. It is the property of David Gillespie Esqr. of Mountquhanie and Occupied by J. Mitchell.
OS1/13/40/17 17 Parish of Creich Plan 5B Trace 4. [Quotation] "A few chains N.W. [North West] of the Manse are two concentric circles of stones with one stone in the centre. These stones were found in a field in the course of ploughing in the year 1817 and were found under the surface in the same position in which they are here placed. There were other circles of stones found in the same neigbourhood besides some isolated stones with some emblematic devices or hieroglyphics all underneath the surface & all indicating some remarkable work of very remote antiquity but the design of which seems very unintelligible. The above stones are all that is preserved of these remnants of antiquity. See Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] page 641"
OS1/13/40/17 The writer places the Authority Revd. Lawson at Kilmany, whereas on previous pages - and this one he appears to reside at Creich. On subsequent pages he eliminates the reference to "Reverend" but continues to insert Kilmany.
OS1/13/40/18 CREICH CHURCH (Ruins of) Creich Church (in ruins) Creich Church (in ruins) John Mitchel Creich. Alexander Lawson Kilmany. 005 [situation] About 3/8 of a mile N.N.E. [North North East] of the Village of Brenton. The ruins of the old Parish church of Creich. The date of its erection is locally unknown. It was used for a considerable number of years as a Parish Church and was abandoned as such about 30 years ago. and has since become a roofless ruin. It is situated in a small grave yard.
OS1/13/40/18 CREICH CASTLE (Ruins of) Creich Castle (in ruins) Creich Castle (in ruins) Creich Castle (in ruins) Creich Castle (in ruins) John Mitchel Creich. Alexander Lawson Kilmany. New. Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]. Fullartons Gazetteer. 005 [situation] Nearly 3/8 of a mile N.E. [North East] of the Village of Brunton. This is the ruins of an old [Manor] house now situated on the farm of Creich the now roofless hall [is] three storys high but in a [neglected] state of dilapidation. The date of its erection as well as the period at which it became a ruin is locally unknown.
OS1/13/40/18 18 Parish of Creich Plan 5B Trace 4 [Quotation]"The ruins of the old church near the northern extremity of the Parish indicate considerable antiquity" Fullartons Gazetteer. [Quotation]" The old Parish Church where divine service was performed so late as the 9th December 1832 is surrounded by the burying ground and in the immediate vicinity of the castle. in the interior of one of the walls are two niches on the top of which is a coat of arms which appears to be that of the Barclays of Collairnie who were at a very early period proprietors of Kinsleith in this Parish and who sold that portion of Easter Kinleith in 1727 to James Miller Esqr. " etc. New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Fife p. 645.
OS1/13/40/19 19 [No Header] [Quotation] Creich Castle the ancient residence of the Bethunes is now a ruin. It is 47 feet in length by 39 in breadth and three stories high with a court yard on the west. Within this court yard the present farm house is situate. The Castle has been a place of very considerable strength. It was defended on the Southeast by a morass which has lately been drained and on the other sides by strong outworks part of which has been taken down. It bears no date to mark its age. The proprietor a few years ago very judiciously upheld its ruined walls by a repair clothed them with ivy and near to them planted some trees for shelter and ornament It is said that at a short distance from the castle and a little to the north of the church formerly stood a brewery to which was attached a ploughgate of land denominated "Pitfigies". New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Fife p.646. [Quotation] The ruins of the old church still remain in the church-yard near the northern extremity of the parish and shew it to have been of considerable antiquity. On one of the gabels is the date 1621; but this is certainly only the date of its having been repaired. From the appearance of some round arches, and of two pillars it must be considered as at least two centuries older. In the northern wall are two arched monumental niches, which were intended for the reception of recumbent effigies of some of the ancient lords of the district or their relations. The sculptures however have either never been placed there, or they have been long since removed. On the front of the key-stone of one of these arched niches, which is near the east end of the church, where the altar formerly stood a coat of arms is engraved, which is that of the Barclays of Collairney, Leightons Hist. [History] of Fife Vol. 2 p. 136.
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OS1/13/40/21 CRAIGANCROON Craigancroon Craigancroon Craigencrune Revd. [Reverend] A. Lawson, Creich Manse. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher, Flisk Manse. New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 005 [situation] Nearly a mile N.E. [North East] of the Village of Brunton. A small rocky eminence on the farm of Creich, planted with Fir trees, the property of David Gillespie Esq. of Mountquhanie. [Note] "Creagan Cruine (Gaelic) A small round rocky hill or place."
OS1/13/40/21 FORT (Remains of) [Green Craig] Fort (remains of) Fort (remains of) Fort (remains of) Revd. [Reverend] A. Lawson Creich. Revd. [Reverend] R.F. Fisher. J. Mitchell Creich. 005 [situation] On the summit of Green Craig. This is the remains of what appears to have been a very extensive Hill Fort. It is on the Green Craig and consists of a small circle about 30 yards in diameter on the summit of the Craig, and a semicircle about 100 yards down the side to the south of the hill. the North side being precipitous requires no artificial defence. These circles are nearly defaced: the stones being removed to construct fences & to enclose the land.
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OS1/13/40/22 22 [No Header] [Note] Creich Parish : Creich: Creich Parish} For Descriptive remarks see Name Book 5D.
OS1/13/40/23 23 [No Header] [Quotation] "On the Greencraig a little to the eastward of the manse are two concentric circles of rough stones at no great distance from each other which extend round the hill near to its summit except on its north side where it is precipitous" "Some have supposed that they are the remains of an ancient Camp of the Danes which had two lines of circumvallation that when the Danes invaded the country for plunder they here deposited their spoils untill they found it necessary from being attacked by the natives to remove their pillage to their boats in the Tay. Others have supposed that they are the remains of a fort erected by the natives for the purpose of defending themselves and their property against the predatory incursions of the Danes or other enemies." New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Fife p. 644 [Quotation] "At a little distance north-west from the church-yard, and within a mile in a direct line from the Tay, upon the top of a round hill of no great height, the remains of an ancient British hill-fort may still be very distinctly traced. It consists of two concentric circles of stones; the inner circle inclosing the summit of the hill, and the outer, which is at some distance, inclosing of course a much greater portion of its upper surface. Both circles consist of a collection of rough stones, rudely thrown together; but they are not now in all probability of the height they once were. Dr Greenlaw, in his Account, calls it a Roman encampment; but the learned Doctor did not advert to the fact that Roman encampments are always of a square or rectangular form, or as nearly so as the form of the ground will admit, while the hill-forts of the British people are invariably circular. He further says that the tradition with regard to it is, that when the Normans invaded the country for plunder and not for conquest, they deposited...[continued]
OS1/13/40/24 24 Parish of Creich. [Quotation Continued] they deposited their spoils here, till they got intelligence of a force being raised sufficient to repel them, when they hastened to their boats in the Tay ; and the tradition in the parish still is, that this fort was constructed by the Danes in some of their incursions on the coast. That this fort may have been used by the Danes is possible, though there is no evidence of the fact ; but that they, in any of their roving adventures, had cither time or inclination even to collect such a quantity of stones as form these inclosures, is most improbable, and not to be believed. There seems, therefore, no reason for depriving the early inhabitants of the country of the credit of erecting this rude hill-fort, for the protection of their families and herds of cattle from the attacks of their enemies ; and indeed these forts seem to belong to a period even earlier than the attacks of the northmen on the east coast of Scotland. Within the inner circle of the fort, there was found, some years ago, a portion of a very rude, and certainly very ancient quern or handmill, formerly used for grinding grain. Leightons Hist. [History] of Fife Vol II pp 139. 140.
OS1/13/40/25 25 [Index Page] PARISH OF BALMERINO PLAN 5B INDEX Names of Objects....Pages. Parish of Balmerino -- 32 Ardie Hill -- 29 Coultra Farm -- 27 Corbiehill -- 27 Birkhill Cottage -- 32 Coultra -- 30 Birkhill House -- 31 Coultra Hill -- 30 Demmonds -- 28 Fallside -- 30 Fin Craigs -- 31 Green Hill -- 32 Hillend -- 27 Priorwell -- 28 Thornton -- 29
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OS1/13/40/27 COULTRA FARM Coultra Farm Coultra Farm Coultra Farm Coultra Farm Mr. J. Henderson Gauldry. Mr. William Ballingall Par. [Parish] School, Gauldry. Mr. Thomas Gardner occupier. Johnston's Co. [County] Map 005 [situation] About 3/4 of a mile E.S.E. [East South East] of Birkhill House. A new farmhouse and offices at the West side of Coultra Hill on the Estate of Birkhill; Occupied by Thomas Gardener & the property of F.L. Wedderburn Esq. of Birkhill & Wedderburn.
OS1/13/40/27 CORBIEHILL Corbiehill Corbiehill Corbiehill Mr. J. Henderson. Mr. William Ballingall. Mr. Thomas Gardner. 005 [situation] Upwards of 5/8 of a mile S.S.E. [South South East] of Birkhill House. A group of cottages on the Estate of Birkhill; they are in good repair and occupied by Farm Labourers.
OS1/13/40/27 HILLEND Hillend Hillend Hillend Mr. J. Henderson. Mr. William Ballingall. Mr. Thomas Gardner. 005 [situation] About 3/4 of a mile S.E. [South East] of Birkhill Hill. A row of small cottages on the farm of Coultra the residence of Farm Labourers.
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OS1/13/40/28 DEMONDS Demmonds Demmonds Demmings Mr. William Rintoul Demonds. Mr. Thomas Morton East Flisk Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About a mile E.N.E. [East North East] of Birkhill House. A small farm house two storeys high in good repair with suitable offices and farm attached occupied by William Rintoul and property of Mr. Stewart.
OS1/13/40/28 28 [No Header] [Deleted Object] Prior Well [Note] Priorwell: For Descriptive Remarks see Name Book 6A
OS1/13/40/29 THORNTON Thornton Thornton Thornton Thornton Mr. Thomas Gardner, Tenant. Mr. A. Alexander, Grange. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About 1/2 a mile E. [East] of Birkhill House. A farm house one story high with suitable offices and a farm of land attached, the whole in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Gardner under a lease of 19 years from F.L. Wedderburn Esq. of Birkhill.
OS1/13/40/29 GRANGE Grange Grange Grange Mr. Thomas Gardner, Coultra. Mr. A. Alexander, Grange. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About 1 1/2 miles E.S.E. [East South East] of Birkhill House. A farm house two stories high with suitable offices and a farm of land attached it is held under a lease of 19 years by Mr. Andrew Alexander from F.L. Wedderburn Esq. Birkhill.
OS1/13/40/29 ARDIE HILL Ardie Hill Ardie Hill Mr. A. Alexander, Grange. Mr. T. Gardner, Coultra. 005 [situation] Upward of 1 1/4 miles E.S.E. [East South East] of Birkhill House. A small hill on the farm of Grange. It is cultivated and in the possession of Mr. A. Alexander. The derivation of the name is not known in the locality.
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OS1/13/40/30 COULTRA Coultra Coultra Coultra Mr. Thomas Gardner, Coultra. Mr. David Kerr, Balmerino. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About 3/4 of a mile E.S.E. [East South East] of Birkhill House. A small hamlet on the road leading from Newburgh to Newport, consisting of seven dwelling houses one story high with gardens attached, they are chiefly occupied by Weavers, it is the property of F.L. Wedderburn Esq. of Birkhill.
OS1/13/40/30 FALLSIDE Fallside Fallsde Fallside Mr. Thomas Gardner, Coultra. Mr. A. Alexander, Grange. 005 [situation] Nearly 1 mile E.S.E. [East South East] of the Mansion House of Birkhill. Two dwelling houses one story high with a garden attached, they are occupied by labourers on the farm of Grange.
OS1/13/40/30 COULTRA HILL Coultra Hill Coultra Hill Mr. Thomas Gardner, Coultra. Mr. A. Alexander, Grange. 005 [situation] About 3/4 of a mile East of the Mansion house of Birkhill. A hill [of] Considerable elevation which overlooks the River Tay, it was planted upwards of 30 years ago with Firs and a few Oaks interspersed. It is the property of F.L. Wedderburn Esq. of Birkhill.
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OS1/13/40/31 BIRKHILL HOUSE Birkhill House Birkhill House Birkhill House Birkhill F.L. Wedderburn Esq. Proprietor. Mr. William Black Birkhill House. Mr. James Turner, Balmerino. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About 1 3/4 miles N.E. [North East] of Birkhill House A large and handsome Mansion three stories high and situated near the centre of an extensive demesne thickly planted with full grown trees, there is a large garden and pleasure grounds, and extensive offices attached. The house is of modern construction is kept in good repair - and is the property and residence of F.L. Wedderburn Esqr. of Birkhill.
OS1/13/40/31 31 Parish of Balmerino Plan 5B Junction Edge Trace. [Note] Fin Craigs: Fin Craigs: Fin Craigs} For Descriptive Remarks see Name Book 6A.
OS1/13/40/31 Interesting that the O.S. can place a house 1 3/4 miles away from itself. :-)
OS1/13/40/32 GREEN HILL Green Hill Green Hill Green Hill William Ballingall Galdry. James Leitch, Mountquhanie. William Morris, Steward, Mountquhanie. 005 [situation] About 5/8 of a mile S.E. [South East] of Birkhill House. A hill of considerable elevation on the south side of Birkhill House and west from Coultra farm & Coultra Hill It is one of a nameless range of hills of which Normans Law forms the centre and most prominent
OS1/13/40/32 BIRKHILL COTTAGE Birkhill Cottage Birkhill Cottage Birkhill Cottage William Ballingall Galdry. James Leitch, Mountquhanie. William Morris Mountquhanie. 005 [situation] Upwards of 1/2 a mile S.S.W. [South South West] of Birkhill House. A small cottage with some outhouses attached, on the Estate of Birkhill, in good repair and the residence of some servants of F.L.S. Wedderburn Esq. of Birkhill.
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OS1/13/40/35 35 [Index Page] PARISH OF KILMANY PLAN 5B INDEX Names of Objects.... Pages. Parish of Kilmany -- 41 Drumnod -- 40 Drumnod Wood -- 39 Hazelton Walls -- 40 Lewis -- 37 Lewis Wood -- 37 Mountquhanie House -- 38 Mountquhanie (ruins of) -- 38 Tay Mount -- 39 Tumulus (remains of) -- 41 Stone Circles -- 42
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OS1/13/40/37 LEWIS Lewis Lewis Lewis David Gillespie Esq. of Mountquhanie. Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson Creich. F.L. Wedderburn Esq. of Birkhill. 005 [situation] About 3/8 of a mile North of the Mansion House of Mountquhanie. A row of cottages one story high, with gardens attached, on the Estate of Mountquhanie the residence of superannuated servants of Mountquhanie.
OS1/13/40/37 LEWIS WOOD Lewis Wood Lewis Wood Lewis Wood David Gillespie Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson. F.L. Wedderburn 005 [situation] Upwards of 3/4 of a mile North of the Mansion House of Mountquhanie. A wood of forest & Fir trees mixed on the estate of Mountquhanie, the property of David Gillespie Esq. of Mountquhanie.
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OS1/13/40/38 MOUNTQUHANIE HOUSE Mountquhanie House Mountquhanie House Mountquhanie House Mounquhanie David Gillespie Esq. Proprietor. Rev. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson Creich. Rev. [Reverend] H.D. Cook Kilmany. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About 1 1/2 miles East of the Village of Brunton. An excellent mansion on the estate of Mountquhanie the property & residence of David Gillespie Esq. It is situated on the North side of the Motray Water & is surrounded by ornamental grounds interspersed with Wood evergreens. The steading etc. are a short distance north of the mansion.
OS1/13/40/38 MOUNTQUHANIE (Ruins of) Mountquhanie (ruins of) Mountquhanie (ruins of) Mountquhanie (ruins of) David Gillespie Esq. Revd. [Reverend] Alexander Lawson. Revd. [Reverend] H.D. Cook. 005 [situation] About 7 chains N.N.W. [North North West] of Mountquhanie House. This is the ruins of the old house of Mountquhanie; the outer walls are nearly the original height of three storeys high, and bear maks of great antiquity. The date of its erection, however is not known. Mr. William Morris land steward on the estate and the gentleman who acts as Tutor to the family of Mountquhanie states that there are no documents extant to show when this house was erected, but they suppose it to have been between the 15th and 16th centuries. There are two stones taken from this ruin and built into the new offices - which bear the dates 1557 and 1683 but it cannot with certainty be ascertained if these bear any relation with the erection or repair of this building.
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OS1/13/40/39 DRUMNOD WOOD Drumnod Wood Drumnod Wood John Haxton Drumnod. David Gillespie Proprietor. 005 [situation] Upwards of 1/2 a mile N.W. [North West] of Mountquhanie House. A large wood planted about thirty five years ago, and consisting of fir trees without any mixture it is situated on the farm of Drumnod.
OS1/13/40/39 TAY MOUNT Taymount Taymount John Haxton Drumnod. David Gillespie Mountquhanie. 005 About 3/4 of a mile North of Mountquhanie House. A small hill on the farm of [Straiton] it is partly arable and partly rough ground and on its summit is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trig. [Trigonometrical] Party Taymount. [Note] This name should be written as two words as the name is descriptive of the object the word "mount" implying "hill"
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OS1/13/40/40 HAZELTON WALLS Hazelton Walls Hazelton Walls Hazeltown Walls Hizzletonwalls Revd. [Reverend] R.J. Fisher Creich. Revd. [Reverend] Thomas Lawson. Thomas Kirk Hazelton Walls. Johnston's Co. [County] Map. 005 [situation] About 3/4 of a mile N.W. [North West] of Mountquhanie House. A row of 3 dwelling houses and four detached ones they are one story high each in good repair and occupied by farm labourers etc. they are the property of David Gillespie Esqr. of Mountquhanie.
OS1/13/40/40 DRUMNOD Drumnod Drumnod Rev. [Reverend] R. J. Fisher Creich. Rev. [Reverend] Thomas Lawson Creich. 005 [situation] About 1/2 a mile West of Mountquhanie House. A farm house two stories high in good repair and having a farm of ground attached. It is the property of David Gillespie of Mountquhanie and occupied by Mr. John Haxton.
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OS1/13/40/41 TUMULUS (Remains of) [Drummond] Remains of Tumulus Remains of Tumulus John Haxton Drumnod. Andrew Jamieson Hazelton Walls. 005 [situation] About 18 chains S.E. [South East] of Drumnod farm house. This is the remains of a Tumulus on Drumnod Farm in which were found Stone Coffins, Urns and Burnt Bones about 34 years ago, when it was partially removed for cultivation by the Father of the present occupier. The Urns and bones were removed but the Stone Coffins were not disturbed, but were again covered over and are there still. The field has been several times cultivated; at this place, however the remains of the Tumulus is quite distinct, and rises to an elevation of about five feet above the surrounding surface.
OS1/13/40/41 41 Parish of Kilmany Plan 5B Trace 5 [Quotation] A few earthen vessels with bones were found on the farm of Drumnod and one of the same description at Kilmany. Some of these were of the rudest construction and others of them display more refinement of taste and more elegance of workmanship. Those found at Drumnod were in the possession of Dr. [Doctor] Flemming of Aberdeen when he was minister of Flisk and Mr. Eddie [of] Kilmany had a part of the urn found on his farm for many years. Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Co. [County of] Fife page 544.
OS1/13/40/42 Remains of STONE CIRCLES (Supposed Druidical) Remains of Stone Circles (Supposed Druidical) John Haxton Drumnod Andrew Jamieson Forester Hazelton Walls 005 [Situation] About one mile N.E. by E [North East by East] of the village of Brunton. These are the remains of three Circles touching each other, and formed of rude StoneS; a great Many of the Stones however were removed to build the adjacent fences. The Circles are Very distinct are Situated in Drumnod Wood; and were pointed out to me by the Authorities given. They are Considered to be Druidical; the Circles are about 65 links each in Diameter.
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OS1/13/40/43 KILMANY Parish of Kilmany See Name BooK for Plan 6C.
OS1/13/40/43 [Page] 4 [Signed] James Carpenter C. asst. [Civil Assistant] 29th June 1854. H. James. Cap [Captain] R.E. [Royal Engineers] 17th June 1854
OS1/13/40/43A [Letter of Enquiry and Reply regarding Tumulus at Drumnod Wood presented as Enquiry - this page - Reply - Next Page.] O.S.O. Edinburgh 25th August 1854 Plan 5B Trace No. 5 The descriptive remarks of the stone circles in Drumnod wood is rather deficient of the necessary information, before it be written on Plan as an Antiquity it is necessary to supply some further information. Are the stones standing on end? What is the average height or probable weight of them, what is the size of them? Are there any traditions in the neighbourhood respecting them? Have you found any written account of them? From what circumstance are they supposed to be druidical circles or temples? Is there any probability that they might have been the remains of a sheepfold or some such enclosure? Will you have the goodness to give whatever information you have learned concerning them and also from what authority you have it. By Order [signed] James Carpenter C. Asst.
OS1/13/40/43B 43B [Letter of Enquiry and Reply regarding Tumulus at Drumnod Wood presented as: Enquiry - Previous Page - Reply - This Page.] Cupar, Fife. 28th August 1854 Sir, when Mr. Haxton, the farmer at Drumnod showed me the remains of the Tumulus on his farm, mentioned in the remarks - he asked if the druidical circles in Drumnod Wood were shown? I said not, and asked him to point them out to me as if they were antiquities. He then showed me where they were, stating that they were always considered to be druidical circles though he never heard of them having been mentioned in any history of the parish or locality. These stones are standing on end placed in regular order, and are about an average 2 1/2 feet high by 1 1/2 broad. [sketch appears here]. There are no traditions respecting them in the locality; but are always called Druidial circles; so say Andrew Jamieson, Forester to Mr. Gillespie of Montquhanie and John Haxton the farmer at Drumnod who was born here and is now about 45 years old. His father occupied the farm before him and he always considered them druidical. I have found no written account of them. [In response to the sheepfold reference] From the fact of their having been always considered as such, together with the peculiar mode of construction none whatever. they were never constructed for, and I am told by the persons above mentioned, never used as a sheepfold, moreover sheepfolds are not of this peculiar mode of construction. One of the circles is complete, the other two are somewhat defaced a great many of the stones having been removed - the circles however are very distinct, one of them perfect. The stones are larger than, and placed in a similar manner to those of the circles at the Manse of Creich. The foregoing is all the information I have obtained or could obtain respecting these circles - of the two persons mantioned be deemed worthy of credence and I think they believed what they told me the names should appear as given in trace as an antiquity, supposed druidical. [signed] Michl. [Michael] Duggan C.A.
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