List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Stobb Cross
Stobb cross
Stobb Cross
Stobb Cross
Mr. Ballingal
Mr. Nichols
Mr. Ingles
Mr. Gray
Rev'd. [Reverend] Mr. Brown, U.P. [United Presbyterian] Minister Markinch
024 [Situation] Near the North Side of Markinch.
A thin rough Standing Stone about 6 feet high in the Shape of an imperfect Cross. It has no marks. No one in the neighbourhood knows for what purpose it was erected or how it got its name
SCHOOL [parish, Markinch] School
Mr. Ballingal
Mr. Nichols
Mr. Ingles
024 [Situation] In the town of Markinch.
The Parochial School in connexion wirh the Established Church. It is a commodious building for Boys and Girls and is supported by the usual grant and the Childrens pence. The Schoolmasters Salary is £34.04.4½, with fees and other emoluments amounting in all to about £121.0.0.

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Note: "Stobb Cross - It is a very coarse piece of
work, without any Sculpture or Characters on it,
that can lead to the knowledge of the design of its erection. Vulgar
tradition says that it was erected to the memory of a Gentleman who fell
on this spot, in a mortal rencounter with one of neighbours, as this Cross
Stands upon the very edge of the road, and 8 or 10 feet above its level, it has been
in danger of tumbling down, by the earth's fallen away from it. The present
Earl of Leven, therefore, caused it to be secured, by facing up the earth with a wall
of Stone and Lime." Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

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