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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
GALA TOWER Gala Tower
Gala Tower
Gala Tower
Gallow Tower
Mr. Butters
Mr Miller
William Fraser Esqr.
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
039 [situation] Mear the Centre of the town.
A portion of a very old house on the W. [West] side of the High Street Said to have been the residence of the Earl of Hopetoun.
Site of WEST PORT [Inverkeithing] West Port
West Port
West Port
William Fraser Esqr.
Mr. Butters
Mr Spittal
039 [situation] At the S. [South] side of High Street.
That spot where formerly a Gate stood to prevent egress & ingress to the Town.
DOO WELL Doo Well
Doo Well
Doo Well
William Fraser Esqr.
Mr. Butters
Mr. Arnott
039 [situation] On the West side of High Street.
A covered well with Pump on the N.W. [North West] side of the Gt. [Great] North Road few chains S. [South] of West Port.

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29 Inverkeithing Parish Trace 4. 39B.

[Note - Gala Tower] Gala "a female dog" Gaelic Dictionary
[Note - Gala Tower] in G.T. [German Text]

[Note - Gala Tower - Black ink] This Name should not be altered, Galla [in] Gaelic Means White, and a White Tower [is] very often met with, as the White Towers [of] Windsor Castle, Tower of London &c. [obscured more people spell it as given by the Authorities.

[Quotation - Gala Tower - Red ink] "The Magistrates had the power of Pit and Gallows within their jurisdiction, that is, of inflicting the punishment of drowning or hanging. in testimony of which a rising ground facing the tower, still bears the name of the Gallows Bank, and there is still in it a Gallow Tower" New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

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