Kirkcudbrightshire, Volume 97

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/20/97/3 MINNIGAFF MILL (Corn) alex hannah. george mc whae. hume pollock. james milroy. 035 a large corn mill in good repair situated on the bank of the river cree in the village of minnigaff it is occupied by mr a hannah who holds it on lease from lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree it has thirlage from the estate of kirroughtree
OS1/20/97/3 THORNY HILL alex hannah. hume pollock. 035 a small hill on the estate of kirroughtree on the right hand side of the road after crossing bridge of creegoing towards minnigaff church. it is enclosed with a stone fence
OS1/20/97/4 CREE BRIDGE HOUSE george mc whae. hume pollock 035 a large and commodious dwelling house situated in cree bridge. it was erected for an inn after which it was used as abranch bank of the british linen company. it is now a private dwelling house and is occupied bymres mc crea? it is the property of lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree.
OS1/20/97/4 FLOWER BANK george mc whae. hume pollock 035 a comodious house two stories high in the village of minnigaff & situated on the bank of the river cree. it is the property of the heirs of the late mr mckeand.
OS1/20/97/5 CREE BRIDGE rev w johnstone. rev m walker. jas milligan. george mc whae. hume pollock 035 this name applies to a number of irregular houses and situated the end of cree bridge, hence the name . it comprises all from ivy bank to holme cottage. it contains a free church the parish school, teo public houses and several very respectable dwelling houses. and is in a very progressive state
OS1/20/97/5 IVY BANK george mc whae. hume pollock 035 a neat cottage, pleasantly situated in cree bridge & at the southern position of the village portion of the village of minnigaff and immediately on the bank of the river cree it is the property of the occupant.
OS1/20/97/6 BRIDGE OF CREE george mc whae. hume pollock. jas milligan. jas milroy. 035 a very handsome built bridge consisting of five arches. it is entirely composed of granite except the parapits which are freestone and was erected in the year 1813. the cost of which was between £6000 & 7000 it has a very imposing appearance and is justly considered the handsomest bridge in galloway.
OS1/20/97/7 CALPIE COTTAGE george mc whae. hume pollock 035 a small cottage situated in cree bridge the property of mrcowan the occupier.
OS1/20/97/7 FREE CHURCH [Cree Bridge] george mc whae. hume pollock. rev m walker. 035 this is a plain stone built building situated in cree bridge and leased for 99 years . it was erected by subscription in 1843 & contains seats for a congregation of about 540. 360 of which are communicants. the rev j walker is the minister & his stipend is paid by thesubscription fund.
OS1/20/97/7 ROSE BANK george mc whae. hume pollock 035 a dwelling house pleasantly situated on the banks of the river cree it is held from the estate of kirroughtree.
OS1/20/97/8 MANSE (Free Church) [Cree Bridge] rev j walker.george mc whae. 035 a modern neat built house & offices in good repair occupied by the rev walker, it is pleasantly situated on the east side of the river cree & adjoining the free church.
OS1/20/97/8 SCHOOL [Cree Bridge] parochial school. alex scott. george mc whae. 035 a substantially built school house situated on the east of the river cree and contigious to the bridge of cree the salary and emoluments of the schoolmaster amount to about £68 the branches of education tought are english, arithmatic and the classics. there are several other schools in the parish supported chiefly by bounty of the nobilty in upkeep
OS1/20/97/9 CHARLIE'S WELL mr mc kinnel. geo mc whae. james milroy. 035 this name applies to a beautiful well on the bank of the river cree and from which i think it is supplied by the river cree by filtration. it is frequently overflowed by the river during floods at other times the water is remarkable for its purity
OS1/20/97/9 HUME COTTAGE holme cottage mr mc kinnel. geo mc whae. james milroy. 035 a very neat dwelling house in good repair on the bank of the river cree, it is held on lease from lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree, by mr webster who carries on a small nursery here.
OS1/20/97/10 RIVER CREE River Cree River Cree John McMillan James Milligan 035 [Situation] Running in a S. E [South East] direction forming the boundary between the boundary between the County of Wigtown and Kirkcudbright This River takes its rise in Ayrshire & runs in a S.E. [South East] direction taking many turns from the town of Newton Stewart to its influx with the Sea at Wigtown Bay. It is navigable for vessels of 70 tons burden to a place called Parkmaclurg & on certain occasions when loaded with lime they penetrate as far up as the place for the accommodation of the farmers of the locality. but their chief place of landing is at a Small quay in Carty Loop the tide runs up as far as the late Admiral McKerlie's.
OS1/20/97/10 [Page] 10 -- Parish of Minnigaff
OS1/20/97/11 CUMLODEN MILL (Woollen) peter stroyan. john rae. thos davidson. ainslies map. stat acc scotalnd 1845. 035 a woolen mill worked by water and situatd on the edge of penkill and immediately beside penkill old bridge in this mill the woolgoes thro every process till it is made into flannel blankets, and a course kind of cloth. there are about 12 persons employed here daily it is the property of yhe earl of galloway.
OS1/20/97/11 PENKILL OLD BRIDGE peter stroyan. peter nimmo. thos jamieson. 035 an old stone bridge of two arches over the penkill burn adjacent to cumlodden woolen mill it is a county bridge but the date of its erection cannot be ascertained.
OS1/20/97/11 penkil, poll cille the poolof the church or burying place. cam lodon, the crooked poll or marsh
OS1/20/97/12 KIRKLAND Kirkland Kirkland Kirkland Kirkland Thomas Rae Thomas Jamieson Peter Stroyan Valun [Valuation Roll 1819 035 [Situation] 1/4 mile N E by N. [North East by North] of the Parish Church of Minnigaff A farm house offices in good Repair with a large farm of land attached on the estate of Lady Heron Maxwell of Heron. on this farm is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station called by the Trig: [Trigonometrical] party "Kirklang"
OS1/20/97/12 GALLOWS TREE Gallows Tree Gallows Tree John Rae Peter Stroyan 035 [Situation] About 18 chains N. [North] of Minnigaff Church A large old sycamore tree on the farm of Kirkland on a branch of which Mr Rae says that a man hanged himself many years ago. hence the name.
OS1/20/97/12 MANSE Manse Manse Manse Manse Peter Stroyan John Rae Revd. [Reverend] Michael Johnston Ainslies map revd [revised] 1820 035 [Situation] 8 chains NW by W [North West by West] of the Parish Church of Minnigaff A neat and commodious dwelling house two stories high the residence of Revd. [Reverend] Michael Johnston Minister of Minnigaff and situated about 8 chains NW [North West] from the church. It is neatly ornamented with pleasure grounds and has a good garden and a Small portion of land attached.
OS1/20/97/12 [Page] 12 -- Parish of Minnigaff Form 136 Page 54 - Kirkland 54 - Gallows Tree 51 - Manse
OS1/20/97/13 MINNIGAFF CHURCH rev m johnston. peter stroyan. john rae. thos jamieson. 035 a neat and handsome church erected in 1833 in the modern style of architecture it is capable of accomodating 1200 people, it has a galleries on three sides. the walls are strenghtened with butresses which are raised to points above the roof at the west end which is the entrance is a square tower about 60 feet high surmounted with four pinnicles in the centre of which is the bell the average number of communicants isabout 350. the ministers salary is paid according to ?ians of the year from £250 to £ 350. the present minister is the rev michael johnstone.
OS1/20/97/14 FARINA MILL [Minnigaff] Minnigaff Farina Mill Minnigaff Farina Mill Minnigaff Farina Mill Peter Stroyan Peter Kenna Thomas Jamieson 035 [Situation] At the North Side of the village of Minnigaff This Mill was built in1843 by Mr James Andrew of Newton Stewart one part of this house is used as a Saw Mill. it is worked by water from Penkill Burn.
OS1/20/97/14 PENKILL BRIDGE Penkill Bridge Penkill Bridge Peter Stroyan Peter Kenna 035 At the N W [North West] Side of the village of Minnigaff A large stone built county bridge of one arch over Penkill Burn immediately beside Minnigaff Village and on the road from the latter place to Minnigaff Church.
OS1/20/97/14 [Page] 14 -- Parish of Minnigaff Form 136 Page 60- Farina Mill 53 - Penkill Bridge
OS1/20/97/15 MINNIGAFF town of minnigaff peter stroyan. peter kenna. thos jamieaon. ainslies map. stat acc of scot. chalmers caledonia. vol3 p 334. 035 a small quantity of mean looking houses consisting of about 14 families , it was formerly a place of considerable commerce but since creebridge was built and newton stewart began to flourish, it was thrown into disuse, and all public business transfered to thelatter place. about the centre of the few remaining houses of minnigaff stands a rude stone about 3 feet high 2 1/2 in circumference which is pointed out as having been the market cross of the village, and convenient is a house which is called the market house.
OS1/20/97/15 mynny-gav, in the british speech and mona-gobh, in the irish which is pronouncedmonaigov,signify the smith,gill,or moor; or maon-y-gov, in the british, or moine gabh in in the irish would signify the smiths (turlary)?? or moss.the church and village of minnigaff stand at the base or extremity of an extensive range of hills.and the whole of this large parish consists of a series of hill and moor interspersed with moss. chalmers caledonia vol 3. p. 333.
OS1/20/97/16 CHURCH (In Ruins) [Minnigaff] Minnigaff Old Church (in Ruins) Minnigaff Old Church (in Ruins) Peter Stroyan . John McWhae 035 [Situation] About 2 chains South of the Parish Church This name applies to the ruins of the old church of Minnigaff which was unroofed about the year 1833 it is situated in the churchyard and about 2 chains South of the present one.-
OS1/20/97/16 MOAT HILL Moat Hill Moat Hill Moat Hill Peter Kenna Peter Stroyan Thomas Jamieson 035 [Situation] 5 chains S. by E. [South By East] of the Parish Church A small eminence situated between Penkill Bridge and Minnigaff church & between the river cree & Penkill Burn it is thickly covered with tall wood & is very steep on the South and East sides. Mr Peter Stroyan is of opinion that part of the top is of artificial construction and that at a very remote period all business of a public nature was transacted (See next page) [Continued]
OS1/20/97/16 [Page] 16 - Parish of [Minnigaff] Form 136 Page 56 - Minnigaff Old Church (in Ruins) 53- Moat Hill On the Summit of a Steep bank, at the junction of the Cree and Penkill, within a few yards of the old church and overlooking the village, there is an ancient moat-hill which appears to have been used in former times as a place of justice. Stat Acct [Statistical account] of Kirkcudbt. [Kirkcudbright] 1845 Page 128 See page 10
OS1/20/97/17 CRAIGNARGET craiganarget peter stroyan. peter kenna. thos jamieson. hume pollock. john wilson. 035 a flat stratified rock in penkill burn nesr to minnigaff church and situated on the west bank and extending almost across the burn, a great portion it has been taken away by blasting for the purpose of making a straight course for the water which now flows over part of what remains
OS1/20/97/18 OLD MARKET CROSS [Minnigaff] peter stroyan. john mcwhae. will. mcdill esq. peter dary esq. 035 a large rude irregular shaped stone about 3 feet high and 2 1/2 in circumference it stands in the centre of thhe few remaining houses of minnigaff and which was at one time the market cross of the village.
OS1/20/97/18 OLD MARKET HOUSE [Minnigaff] peter stroyan. john mcwhae. will. mcdill esq. peter dary esq. 035 a house in minnigaff village which stands opposite the market cross of the village it is a thatched house and two stories high & inhabited by working people.
OS1/20/97/19 BOWER WOOD Bower Wood Bower Wood John Gordon Stewart Lamont. 035 [Situation] About 1/4 mile E.N.E. [East North East] of the village of Minnigaff A wood on the estate of Kirrouchtree Consisting of Beech, Oak and Ash and a great portion of Fir.
OS1/20/97/19 LOCHNAVISTIE Lochnavistie Lochnavistie Lochavistie Peter Stroyan Peter Kenna Ainslies map. 035 [Situation] 1/4 mile ESE. [East South East] of Minnigaff village- A very Small loch on the lands of Kirrouchtree and Surrounded by wood it is at present almost dry and apparently Could never have been much larger in extent.
OS1/20/97/19 PUNCH BOWL Punch Bowl Punch Bowl Peter Stroyan. Peter Kenna. 035 [Situation] About 1/4 mile SSE [South South East] of Minnigaff A large natural hollow in the centre of a field of arable land the appearance of the spot seems to have suggested the name it is about 15 chains N.E [North east] of Cree Bridge.-
OS1/20/97/19 Parish of Minnigaff -- [Page] 19 Form 136 Page 55- Bower Wood 57- Lochnavistie - Loch na' Baistidh - THe Baptismal Loch 57- Punch Bowl
OS1/20/97/20 DRUMWHIRREN WOOD john gordon stewart lamont. 035 a small plantation on the estate of lady h maxwell of heron consisting chiefly of beech & oak with a little fir.
OS1/20/97/20 HUME PARK holme park peter stroyan. peter mctaggart. 035 this name applies to a small piese of land on the east side of the river cree and about 15 chains below cree bridge. it is used partly as a nursary. it contains about 10 scotch acres on which is a workers house it is the propertty of lady heron maxwell of heron.
OS1/20/97/20 drum furain the watery hill or hill abounding a spring.
OS1/20/97/21 CUMLODEN SCHOOL will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a neat cottage built in the year 1842 by the countess of galloway for the education of poor children situated in dilshangan wood . the average number of attendants is about 23 and the teacher(a female)) recieves a yearly salary from lady galloway.
OS1/20/97/21 DALSHANGAN WOOD will stark. thos. jamieson. john mcmillan esq. 035 a plantation consisting of forest and oak trees situated on the N side of penkill burn and W side of glenmallock burn. itis on the property of the earl of galloway.
OS1/20/97/21 DAIL SEANGAIN THE FIELD ABOUNDING WITH ANTS cam loden the little crooked pool or marsh
OS1/20/97/22 GLENMALLOCH or PALREE BURN will stark. thos. jamieson. andrew mcfadzean. david mcculloch. val roll. ainslies map 035 a small stream which rises in the upper part of cumloden deer park and running in a southerly direction falls into penkill burn near cumloden garden house. its width varies from 3 to 10 links.
OS1/20/97/22 PALREE BURN 035 see above
OS1/20/97/22 PENKILL BURN pelkill water penkill bourn will stark. thos. jamieson. andrew mcfadzean. david mcculloch. val roll. ainslies map stat acc of kirk 1845. simpsons desc of galloway 1684. chalmers caledonia vol 3 p 334. 035 a considerable sized stream which rises on the farm of lamahan and running in a westterly direction for the distance of 7 miles falls into the river cree near minnigaff church. this burn is subject to great floods in winter, but in summer it is very low, it is very rocky and its banks are ornamented with natural and other trees.
OS1/20/97/22 gleann-mollach; the rough or stormy valley. palrae probably from poll-reigh; the kings pool. poll cille the pool of the church or burying ground or from poll coil the pool of the wood.
OS1/20/97/23 GARDEN HOUSE will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a neat little cottage attached to cumloden garden and the residence of the gardener.
OS1/20/97/23 GLENHOISE BRIDGE will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a rustic wooden bridge over penkill burn and in the pleasure grounds of cumloden, it is about 10 links wide and erected for the accomodation of foot passengers by the earl of galloway.
OS1/20/97/23 GLENHOISE WOOD will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a wood of natural and forest trees adjoining the farm of glenhoise from which it takes its name
OS1/20/97/23 gleann shuas- the western or upper glen.
OS1/20/97/24 CUMLODEN DEER PARK will stark. thos. jamieson. geo mchaffie esq. 035 a large enclosure which deer are kept thro which penkill burn runs for about a mile its surface consists of rough rocky heathy pasture and wood of different kinds, it is situated immediately N anf NE of cumloden cottage and property of the earl of galloway, it is well known by the given name, in this park stands two trig stations and called by trig party deer park e. and deer park
OS1/20/97/24 FLOWER GARDEN BRIDGE will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a rustic wooden bridge over penkill burn and situated near cumloden,flower garden for the accomodation of foot passengers
OS1/20/97/25 CLAUCHRIE WOOD clachrie arch gibson. thos braden. ainslies map 1820 val roll modern 035 see description N Bof 2873.p18.
OS1/20/97/25 CUMLODEN COTTAGE will stark. alex shaw. ainslies map 1820. 035 a large handsome cottage erected in the year 1817 in the english cottage style of architecture by the earl of galloway it is situated on the edge of penlill burn and about 2 miles north of newton stewart, it is beautifully ornamented with pleasure grounds and extensive plantatioins and paved walks, it is the property and occational residence of the earl of galloway
OS1/20/97/26 CUMLODEN WOOD will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a large wood surrounding cumloden cottage and chiefly composed of fir slightly mixed with beech and ash the property of the earl of galloway.
OS1/20/97/26 IRON BRIDGE metal bridge. will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a handsome metal brige in the pleasure grounds of cumloden and over the penkill burn, it is about 10 links wide and from the inscription on it it was cast at birmingham in 1832 for foot passengers only
OS1/20/97/26 NEW GALLOWAY COTTAGE will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a neat plain built cottage situated at the S E of cumloden pleasure grounds and at the gate on the ? galloway side of cumloden wood hence the name
OS1/20/97/27 CLARK'S WOOD will stark. thos. jamieson. 035 a large plantation adjoining cumloden wood it is the property of lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree
OS1/20/97/27 OLD EDINBURGH ROAD dougal ferguson . john muir. will candlish. 035 the track of an o;d road leading from newton stewart to edinburgh hence the name.
OS1/20/97/27 TORBAIN archd. gibson. tjhos. braden. 035 a small eminance in cumloden deer park on it is a trig station called by the trig party deer park.
OS1/20/97/28 MAIL TRUST list of turnpike road trusts. 035 this trust extends from dumfries by the village s of springholme, castle douglas, ringford, gatehouse, creetown to newton stewart.
OS1/20/97/28 NEW GALLOWAY TRUST list of turnpike road trusts. 035 this trust extends from dumfries by crocketford and new galloway to newton stewart.
OS1/20/97/28 kirkudbright 28.3.49 ther is no doubt about this piece of road being a joint road between the mail and new galloway trusts.
OS1/20/97/29 HAWK HILL hume pollock. thomas jamieson. see also name list 36 a 035 a very small hill of a conical shape in cumloden deer park on it is a trig station called deer park E
OS1/20/97/29 KNOCKANEARIE hume pollock. thomas jamieson. see also name list 36 a 035 this name applies to a small hill overgrown with oak and natural wood in cumloden deer park formerly the road from minnigaff to glenmalloch went over this hill but it is now changed
OS1/20/97/29 onoc an fhiadhiure, the hill of the fallow field
OS1/20/97/30 KIROUCHTREE DEER PARK geo mchaffie esq. john mcmillan. hume pollock. david mcculloch. 035 a considerable park enclosure for deer upon the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree it consists of rocky heath pasture and awood
OS1/20/97/30 THE LANE walter bell. alex campbell. 035 the continuation of calgow burn from its junction with a small stream on the w side of calgow farm house falling into the river cree canvenient to carswinnach farm house.
OS1/20/97/31 THE BEECH WOOD john gordon . stewart lamont. 035 a small wood on the property of lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree consisting of mixed wood.
OS1/20/97/31 THE WILD WOOD lady h maxwell. john gordon. 035 a small wood on the property of lady h maxwell, consisting chiefly of fir,oak and ash with a few other woods.
OS1/20/97/31 TORWHINNOCH HILL torquhinnock. lady maxwell. john gordon. robt arnot. 035 a small hill of rocky heathy pasture on the property of lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree, on its summit is a trig station called by the trig party glous house farm.
OS1/20/97/31 torr uaigneach. the louchy hillock. torr trounaic. the crows hill.
OS1/20/97/32 DOON WOOD john gordon. stewart lamont. 035 a small wood on the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree conatsting chiefly ofhazel underwood & thorny
OS1/20/97/32 GOUT WELL w. skimming. will.dill esq. peter davie esq. 035 a small spring well situated in doon wood and deer park of kirroughtree, in former times it was much reported to be incredulous on the first day of may for the purpose of being cured of the gout & by washing or drinking of the water it is still well known by this name.
OS1/20/97/32 hereabout is a well called the gout well of larg of which they tell this story how a piper stole away the offering left at the well. offerings are some inconsiderable thing which the country people used to leave at wells when they come making use of them, towards any cures but when he was drinking of ale which he intended to pay with the money he had formerly taken away (from)the gout (well)as they say siezes on him of which hecould not be cured but at the well having first restored to it the money which he had formerly(taken) simpsons descr of galloway 1684.
OS1/20/97/33 DOON HILL john gordon. stewart lamont. 035 a small hill partly arable and partly rocky padture on the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirroughtree.
OS1/20/97/33 KIROUCHTREE lady h maxwell. john gordon. ainslies map 1845. stat acc of kirkudbright nicholsons history of galloway vol1 p 14 035 a tolerable large mansion house in good repair with officw houses, garden and ornamental grounds attached the property of lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/33 PARLIAMENT KNOWE john gordon. stewart lamont. 035 a small round knoll or hillock of slight elevation and of artificial construction in the deer park of kirrouchtree. mr skimming day states that justice was administeredhere in former times
OS1/20/97/34 ACRES PLANTATION stewart lamont. john gordon. 035 a plantation consisting chiefly of young firs, oaks and other woods on the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/34 HERMITAGE stewart lamont. john gordon. 035 a small unique loking house built of wood snd surrounded by a singular picturesque grotto. it is situated in a hollow dug out of a rock and was done under the superintendance of lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree, on whose estste it stands,it was erected in 1844.
OS1/20/97/34 LESSENS PLANTATION stewart lamont. john gordon. 035 a plantation on the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree consisting of oak , ash, beech and other woods.
OS1/20/97/35 CRAGGYROUNAL PLANTATION alex newal. james laird. 035 two small plantations on the farm of machermoree contsisting chiefly of fir.
OS1/20/97/35 MOUNTPLEASANT PLANTATION alex newal. james laird. ainslies map 1820. 035 a small plantation on the farm of machermore consisting of fir and oak. it is of a circular form.
OS1/20/97/35 RACE GREEN alex newal. james laird. 035 a small house and offices in good repair with 39 acres of arable land attached at one time there was a race green here hence thename but it is now extinct.
OS1/20/97/36 BROOM ISLE alex newal. james laird. 035 asmall house in good repair on the property of r nugent dunbar esq.
OS1/20/97/36 CARSNAW carsna. alex newal. james laird. ainslies map 1820 val. roll 1019 035 a small farm and offices in good with about 39 acres of lans attached on the estate of machermore.
OS1/20/97/36 MACHERMORE FARM alex newal. james laird. ainslies map 1820 val. roll 1019 geo mchuffie esq. 035 a farm housse and offices in good repair with about 240acres of arable land attached, it is bounded on the e by the road leading from n. stewart to creetown, and on the w by the river cree. it is the property of r. nugent dunbar.
OS1/20/97/36 cars anath . the cow ground of the ford machair mor the large field.
OS1/20/97/37 LESSENS PARK lessons. alex. newal. jas laird. 035 a park in kirrouchtree domain in which there is a flagpole.
OS1/20/97/37 MAINS OF MACHERMORE al roll p 19.lex. neal. james laird. ve 035 a small house on tha farm of machermore, formerly with a farm of land attached but is now annexed to the farm of machermore.
OS1/20/97/38 INKS OF MACHERMORE alex newal. james laird. 035 this name applies to a considerabnle tract of land the farm of machermors, it is ? and often inundated during ordinary tides. on
OS1/20/97/38 LOOP OF CARSNAW alex newal. james laird. 035 a field on the farm of machermore which is bo unded on the nw. and s. by the river cree and on the east by a small fence. extending between two bends in the river cree.
OS1/20/97/38 MACHERMORE machermore castle. machermore. machriemore. alex newal. john laird. ainslies map 1820. geo mc haffie esq. 035 a lsrge house on the farm of machermore, it is an old building and was the residence of the dunbar family, it is now the property and residence of r. nugent dunbar esq. it is situated on the banks of the river cree and about a mile south of n stewart.
OS1/20/97/38 one of three semi fortified houses but of a very recent date apparently as compared to most of them. now is just the transition fromthe fortified house or castle to a common mansion house.ther is high & had dmall windows.
OS1/20/97/39 BLACKCRAIG MINES (Lead) james erskine. hume pollock. 035 this name applied to lead mines on blackcraig district, they have not been much used of late but at present they are in possesion of an english co., who are making preparation for a recommencment. the ore taken is said to be very rich in lead, on the estate ofr nugent dunbar edq. of machermore.
OS1/20/97/39 FORD OF MACHERMORE chas skimming. r nugent dunbar. esq. 035 a shalllow part of the river cree convenient to machermore castle which was formerly the only way acrosss the river cree prior to cree bridge being erected. it is not now used.
OS1/20/97/40 KIRK POOL hume pollock. john murray. 035 a pool in the river cree and situated near the junction of the cree and penkill rivers in the neighbourhood of minnigaff church.
OS1/20/97/40 LARG HILL hume pollock. john murray. 035 a middle sized hill on the farm of larg , it is covered with wood consisting of ash, oak, fir, and beech on it is a trig called caring wood.
OS1/20/97/40 THE GILL hume pollock. john murray. stat acc. of kirkudbright 1045 035 a pool in the river cree about a quarter of a mile in length, and situated near minnigaff church.
OS1/20/97/40 gil, gill ghaid. a steep narrow glen or ravine etc., jamiesons dictionary. about a mile above the church the valley becomes constricted and the river enters a narrow gorge the bank being richly covered in wood. this portion of the river is termed the gill. stat acc of kirkudbright.
OS1/20/97/41 CASTLE OF LARG larg tower. gavin maitland. will smith. walter bell. stat. acct. of kirk. 1845. 035 A ruin on the farm of larg and estate of lady heron maxwell, this place is said to have been the residence of a family named McKie, but it appears to be only a rumour in the nieghbourhood.
OS1/20/97/41 DAM CROFT james mathews. walter bell. 035 two small dwelling houses on the farm of larg on the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/41 LARG jas milligan. walter bell. 035 a farm house and offices in good repair on the estate od lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/41 LARG TOWER or CASTLE OF LARG 035 see above entry
OS1/20/97/41 Larg. appertaining to McKie of larg a very ancient name & family in this county. simsons disc. of galloway 1684. half a mile from herons house eastward stands "ruins of the old seat of the McKies of larg one of the 3 families of cumlodden founded by king Robert Bruce" nichns. galloway vol 20 p 165. the portion now called larg tower is only part of the old building, a corner or angle about 20 feet high. it is the ruins of a castle certainly and from the space of ground, that rubbish appears to be covering an extensive one . signed george campbell.
OS1/20/97/42 LARG HILL WOOD walter bell. james mathews 035 alarge wood on the farm of larg consisting of mixed wood it is the property of lady heron maxell of kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/42 MILL DAM [Larg] walter bell. james mathews 035 a small dam on the farm of larg and used to drive the saw mill.
OS1/20/97/42 SAW MILL [Larg] walter bell. james mathews 035 a saw mill on the estate of lady heron maxwell driven by calgow burn.
OS1/20/97/43 CALGOW walter bell. james mathews david laird val roll 1819. 035 a farm house and offices in good repair with about 240 acres of land attached on the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree on this farm and near the farm house were foundabout 25 years ago several graves composed of large flags and paved in the bottom and containig human remains
OS1/20/97/43 CALGOW BRIDGE walter bell. james mathews david laird 035 a small stone built county bridge of one arch on the road from neaton stewart to creetown.
OS1/20/97/43 ROUGH PARK WOOD walter bell. james mathews 035 a small wood on the farm of larg and estate of lady heron maxwell, it consists of mixed wood
OS1/20/97/43 cuil gobh- the smithy corner.
OS1/20/97/44 CALGOW BURN walter bell. james milroy david laird. 035 a small stream rising on the farm of bents and running southerly direction till its junction eith a small rivulet near calgow farm house on the near side thence it is called the lane burn ?
OS1/20/97/44 PATH HILL walter bell. james milroy 035 a hill on the farm of larg of considerable emminence and very rocky.
OS1/20/97/44 PATH HOUSE walter bell. james milroy ainslies map 1820. 035 a dwelling house in good repair the residence of walter bell esq. factor kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/45 ASH COTTAGE walter bell. james milroy. 035 a small dwelling house occupied as a grocers shop, it is in good repair and formerly was a public house.
OS1/20/97/45 CRAIGTON walter bell. james milroy. ainslies map 1820. 035 a small district on which is situated the lead mine of craigton, it is on the estate of lady heron maxwell of kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/45 PATH walter bell. will mccreadie. 035 two dwelling houses on the farm of larg formerly a farm steading but now attached to larg.
OS1/20/97/45 craigton (saxon) a rocky dwelling place.
OS1/20/97/46 BLACKCRAIG Blackcraig Blackcraig Blackcraig Francis McGuffie. James Milroy. Ainslies Map 1820. 035 [Situation] About 1 7/8 miles S.E. by E. [South East by East] of the village of Minnigaff This name applies to a portion of land and houses on the estate of Lady Heron Maxwell of Kirrouchtree.
OS1/20/97/46 CLASHDOOKIE Clashdookie Clashdookie James Laird David Laird 035 [Situation] About 1 3/8 miles S E. [South East] of Minnigaff village. A farm house and Offices in good repair on the estate of R Nugent Dunbar Esq. of Machermore.
OS1/20/97/46 RUSHIE PARK Rushie Park Rushie Park James Laird David Laird 035 [Situation] About 1 5/8 miles S E [South East] of Minnigaff A Small dwelling house with land of about 3o acres of land attached on the estate of R. Nugent Dunbar Esq. of Machermore.
OS1/20/97/46 [Page] 76 -- Parish of Minnigaff Form 136 Page 98- Blackcraig 100- Clashdookie 100 - Rushie Park "Clais Dutcha" - a Trench or boundary of a Country or estate.
OS1/20/97/47 BLACKCRAIG WOOD Blackcraig Wood Blackcraig Wood Walter Bell James Mathews 035 [Situation] 2 Miles SE by E [South East by East] of the village of Minnigaff A tolerable sized plantation on Blackcraig District consisting of copse wood. it is the property of R . N. Dunbar Esq of Machermore.
OS1/20/97/47 CHALLOCH CROFT Challoch Croft [Orille A wood orgrove] Francis McGuffie. Walter Bell. 035 [Situation] About 2 1/8 miles SE by E [South East by East] of Minnigaff A small house with 9 acres of land attached on the estate of R Nugent Dunbar Esq of Machermore.
OS1/20/97/47 SOLOMON'S TEMPLE Solomons Temple Solomons Temple Francis McGuffie. Walter Bell. 035 [Situation] About 2 1/4 miles SE by E [South East by East] of Minnigaff village This name applies to an emminence on Blackcraig District . it derived its name from an old man named Solomon Bailie who built a house in the vicinity and as a sobriquet it was called the given name, on it is a Trig: [Trigonometrical] Station called by the Trig: [Trigonometrical] party. "Solomons Temple."
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OS1/20/97/48 FORT [Kirouchtree] fort (old english) robt. larmont. wm dill esq. 035 this object situated on the kirrouchtree estate. in a field, on the right hand side of the road leading from sreetown, to newton stewart, and 1/4 of a mile from the latter . ther is nothing now to be seen but the remains of a circle, or rather an oval which is now almost level with the ground, or general surface. this is supposed to be the place where the romans and picts encamped against the scots, as adverted to in nicholsons history of galloway vol 1. p.86.. there is no tradition when found in the locality respecting this object.
OS1/20/97/48 near the place where these were found some vestiges of an intrenchment are still to be discovered.- sinclairs stat. acct. vol.7 p. 60. this passage from sinclairs stat. acct. apparently refer to the above camp or fort, but whether it be a roman camp or fort or thaat of a british one cannot now be easily proved as it is so much defaced yet from the shape of what already remains it appears more like a british fort. note after much enquiry in the locality of this object no satisfactory information could be obtained.
OS1/20/97/49 CAIRN [Kirouchtree] Cairn Cairn Robert Carmont. W. McDill Esq. 035 [Situation] About 1/2 mile SE [South East] of the village of Minnigaff This large Cairn is Situated on the right hand side of the road leading from Newton Stewart to Creetown, and near the Roman Camp.- it is thought by my informant to be a sepulchre, where the remains of the slain in a Battle which was fought near this place. The Country people attach no importance to it but look upon it merely as a heap of Stones gathered from the land.
OS1/20/97/49 Parish of Minnigaff -- [Page] 49 About a quarter of a mile from Creebridge, on the road to Dumfries. there is a large tumulus of Stones which is Supposed, along with those that have been opened to heve been erected over the remains of those who fell in the battle fought by the Scots against the Romans and the Picts which is related in Buchanan's History Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account ] of Kirkcudbright 1845. Page 125
OS1/20/97/50 BALLOCH TRUST 035
OS1/20/97/50 Supposed site of BATTLE [Calgow] 035 see below
OS1/20/97/50 SUPPOSED SITE OF BATTLE [Calgow] james mathews. see nicholsons hist of galloway vol.1 p.86, also new state acct of kirkudbright 1845 page 129, sinclairs stat, acct, vol 7. p. 60. 035 this site situated in the immediate vicinity of the farm house of calgow. and according to holliushed, carruthers,?& nicholson, the galloway historians a dreadful conflict between the romans and picts, against the scots in the fourth century also between the forces of edward bruce against the english& galwegians. there are a great many heaps of stones in the neighbourhood probably those taken notice of by symson which appear to be thrown off the land fo rthe purpose of clearing it. in many instances they have the appearanceof cairns . but the oldest inhabitants of the county cannot furnish any information regarding them . sometime ago on excavating for the purpose of repairing a road stone coffins & other relics were discovered but there is no tradition extant, or even remembered in the country how such remains came there.
OS1/20/97/50 suetwee the romana & picts (allies) and the scots - 4th century. also site of battle between the english &galwegians (allies) and the scotch under edward bruce.
OS1/20/97/50A HIGH LESSONS CAIRN john morrow esq. john mcclymont. d. mcconechie. 035 an ancient cairn situated on camp park of kirroughtree it is of a circular shape ,about 66 feet in diameter, and is surrounded by a fence and two rows of trees consisting ofash,oak &sycamore.-
OS1/20/97/50A LOW LESSONS CAIRN john morrow esq. john mcclymont. d. mcconechie. 035 an ancient cairn situated on camp park of kirroughtree it is of a circular shape ,about 66 feet in diameter, and is surrounded by a fence and two rows of trees consisting ofash,oak &sycamore.-
OS1/20/97/50B GALLOWS KNOWE Gallows Knowe Gallows Knowe James Morrow Esq. David McConchie. 035 A small eminence of an oval Shape on the farm of Kilgow its soil is arable land. On it grew formerly a large Oak tree called the "Gallow Tree" possibly in Feudal times people had been executed here , which might have given rise to the name. About 10 years ago while cultivating the land about it large quantities of Bones were turned up (Supposed to be human bones)
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OS1/20/97/50C SITE OF STANDING STONE OF KIROUCHTREE 035
OS1/20/97/50C Site of STANDING STONE OF KIROUCHTREE 035
OS1/20/97/50E CAMP PARK OF KIROUCHTREE Camp Park of Kirochtree Camp Park of Kirochtree Camp Park of Kirochtree Kirouchtree John Morrow Esqr. . David McConchie . John McKie Esqr. See this spelling in another part of Name Book 035 A tract of arable land on the Estate of Kirrouchtree it is studded with a few thick clumps of plantations and on it are the remains of a Roman Camp (hence the name) also three Ancient Cairns each of which are enclosed round by a fence and a row of full grown trees. and formerly a large Standing Stone stood on this tract of land which was about 15 years ago removed.
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