List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of DARN GATE Site of Darn Gate
Site of Darn Gate
Darn Yett
Mr. David Miller, Writer
Mr. A. Brown, East Abbey Street
Hand-book of the Abbey 1852
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
046 [Situation] On the west side of Hays Lane, near its South end
This place was pointed out by Mr. D. Miller Writer as the site of a Gate in the Abbey Wall called the Darn Yett or Darn Gate which is said to have been a private entrance into the precincts of the Abbey, or Abbey grounds. It stood in what is now called Hays Lane.

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Town of Arbroath -- Sheet 46.15 No. 4 Trace 3

At the south-east corner there stood a small tower, with a postern called the "Darn Yett". this was the
private entrance into the Abbey - the word "darn" implying such. Above the postern according to tradition was
an apartment where the Catechumens were examined but which by another version was the place where the
[R]ostiarius or gate keeper resided.
Bremnar's Hand book of the Abbey. 1852.

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