List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
WEST WATER West Water See 6 inch of Lethnot Ph. [Parish] 020 This Water forms the boundary of Edzell Ph. [Parish] from where it is joined by the Burn of Margie, till it falls into the North Esk near Invereskandye.
Gallows Knap
Gallows Knap
Gallows Knap
Gallows Hill
Rev. [Reverend] C.S. Adie
Rev. [Reverend] R. Inglis
Robert Buchan
Robert Stocks, Factor
New Stat. [Statistical] Account
020 A very remarkable little knoll on the outskirts of the Muir of Edzell, It was used as the place of execution during the existence of the Feudal Laws.
It is best known as Gallows Knap, which is, indeed, much more applicable to its appearance than "Hill,"

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Co. [County] Forfar -- Ph. [Parish] of Edzell

Gallows Knap [note]
It is either wholly or partially artificial (The Earl of Dalhousie the Proprietor agrees in thinking so)
and therefore has been written in German Text.
[Initialled] J.B. Lt Col RE [Lieutenant Colonel Royal Engineers]

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