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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CAIRN [Law Head] Cairn
Cairn
Cairn
Mr. Nichols
Mr. Ballingal
Mr. Ingles
024 [Situation] On the summit of Law Head.
On the Summit of Law Head there is a mound of Earth called a Cairn. Mr. Nichols of Markinch Says that a Stone Coffin Containing Human bones was found there about 40 years ago.
PARLEY BRAE Parley Brae
Parley Brae
Parley Brae
Mr. Ballingal
Mr. Hutchison
Mr. Aitken
024 [Situation] ⅜ Mile S. [South] of Markinch.
An elevation in the public road from Lady's Square to Markinch near Sythrum and immediately North of a wooden bridge over the River Leven.

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[Page] 33 Plan 24A Markinch Parish

Note: "About 7 years ago on the Headlaw, between Markinch and Balgonie, a Coffin
was found of adquate form, made of four unhewn Slabs of freestone, Set edgeways
and covered with a broad Stone of the Same kind, upon which was laid a large
unformed mass of Stone, and above all, a heap or Cairn of Small Stones. The
bones enclosed in it were Calcined." Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]

Note: Brae - the declivity of a hill. Jameson

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