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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
LETHAM Letham
Letham
Letham
Letham
Mr. Adam Topd Tent. [Tenant]
Mr. Phillips Factor
Estate Plans
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
039 [situation] 1/4 Mile S.E. [South East] of Hillend.
A very excellent Farm, House & Steading on the E. [East] Side of Letham Hill the property of the Right Honble. [Honourable] Earl of Moray
DYKE STANES Dyke Stanes
Dyke Stanes
Dyke Stanes
John Mentiplay
William Cunningham Esqr.
Mr Schoolbred Hill-end
039 [situation] About 25 Chains E. [East] of Hillend.
A few Stones, seemingly on an end, on the Summit of Letham Hill There seems to be no reason in doubting their being put up by the "Danes" ? or Druids they appear to be Natural, forming part of a Dyke or fault, in the strata or thrown there by volcanic means
FORDEL RAILWAY Fordel Railway
Fordel Railway
Fordel Railway
Mr. Aitkin Coal Agent St. Davids
Mr. Fraser
Estate Maps
039 [situation] Leading fr. [from] St. Davids in a Northerly direction.
A line of Railway between Fordel Colliery & St. Davids expressly made for easy conveyance of minerals for shipment. the property of Genl. [General] Henderson.

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43 Dalgety Parish Trace 5. 39B

[Note - Dyke Stanes] I consider these to be Simply a few Stones on the March or Boundary Dyke - hence the name. J.B.

[Note - Dyke Stanes] I cannot get any authorities that the Danes had places of orship on the heights of Hills. Marked out with stones. as mentioned in the extract received from the office

[Quotations] "Upon the top of Letham hill there are some large stones placed in a circular form, said to have been a Druidical temple." Old Stat. Acct. [Statitsical Account]
"On the top of Letham Hill, there is what is said to be the remains of a Druidical temple. To uninitiated eyes, it appears to be a few blocks of Greenstone, somewhat circularly arranged on the top of a greenstone hill where such loose fragments of the rock below are to be expected." New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

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