List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
OLD CHAPEL [nr Earlston Castle] Old Chapel
Old Chapel
William Duff
John Brown
015 [Situation] 13 Chains NE by N. [North East by North] of Earlston Castle.
A small quadrangular (roofless) house about 32 Links Square with only [one] apartment, the walls of which stand about 3 ft. [feet] in height. It is Situate in Earlston Wood, and is said to have erected by Gordon of Earlston after the period of the Scottish persecution in 1668 to commemorate the [Spot] where ejected Minister of the parish and his congregation had often met for public worship, hence the name Old Chapel.
Earlston Wood
Earlston Wood
John Brown
William Duff
John McCaul s.n. Dalry
Val [Valuation] modern
Val [Valuation] Roll (Ancient)
015 [Situation] Near the NE [North East] Side of Earlston Castle.
A large plantation on the lands [of] Earlston the wood of which consists chiefly of Fir (interspersed with Oak & Birch) the property of [William] Forbes Esqr. of Callender.
BIG OAK OF EARLSTON Big Oak of Earlston
Big Oak of Earlston
Big Oak of Earlston
John Brown
William Duff
John McCaul
015 [Situation] About 5 chains SE. [South East] of Earlston Castle.
A large Oak tree with out spreading branches Supposed to be 300 years old. It is situate near to the S. [South] East side of Earlston Castle hence the name. -

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[Form 136]
[Page] 81 Old Chapel
84 Earlston Wood
85 Big Oak of Earlston
See also notice of this in a Book
entitled "Lights & Shadows of Scottish Character
& Scenery" pages 228 & 229 wherein are some anecdotes related concerning this
Along the Ken there are Some natural
Woods of considerable extent. That of Earlston
so called according to tradition because it was some
time a hunting Seat of the Earl of Bothwell Queen
Marys husband, is far the largest.
Sincl. Stat. Acct. [Sinclair's Statistical Account] page 53 Vol [Volume] 13

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