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Kirkcudbrightshire, Volume 9

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/20/9/1 [Page] 1 Parish of Carsphairn Plan 5 B. INDEX. Names of Objects--Pages Blue Stones--4 Black Shoulder--5 Benloch Burn--5 Black Burn--8 Beninner--6 Beninner Gairy--6 Cairnsmore of Carsphairn--3 Craigengillan Hill--10 Dunool--4 Green Hill--9 Gairy of Cairnsmore--8 Knockwhirn--6 Lochans--7 Nick of the Lochans--7 Polshagg Burn--8 Poldores Burn--9 Rider's Knowe--9 Walker's Cairn--4 Minnick Burn--10 Moorbrock Hill--8 Marbrack Burn--10
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OS1/20/9/3 CAIRNSMORE OF CARSPHAIRN Cairnsmore of Carsphairn Cairnsmore of Carsphairn Cairnsmuir Cairns Moor James Sloan Robert Wilson Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 1845 Ainslies Map (1820) 005 [Situation] About ½ of a mile East of a small pool called Lochan The largest as well as the highest mountain in Galloway with the exception of the "Merrick" it rises to an elevation of about 2696 feet above the level of the sea, and from its summit when the atmosphere is clear a most extensive view is obtained of many Counties of Scotland, The Isle of Man, Ailsa Craig, and a part of England and Ireland. The Surface of this mountain produce good pasturage, but very rocky, On the South side of it are a quantity of loose Stones of a bluish appearance which are called "Blue Stones" and near the summit are a number of Springs, two of them is known by the name of "Gold Wells" out of which, and other Small Streams in the locality, a Mr Dodd who was celebrated for his chimical skill, Collected a quantity of Gold, and converting it into some foreign Coin, but while doing so, he was disturbed by some Officers of the Crown sent to apprehend him in his lucrative retirement. On the summit of this mountain is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trigl.[Trigonometerical] Party "Cairnsmuir on Deugh" About one Chain East of the Station is the remains of a Cairn of Stones, Said by the country to be the pile erected by Col. [Colonel] Colby R.E. [Royal Engineers] in 1814.
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OS1/20/9/4 BLUE STONES Blue Stones Blue Stones James Milligan James Sloan 005 [About ½ a mile N [North] of WalKers Cairn A portion of rocks near the Summit of Cairnsmore, they are of a bluish appearance, hence the name, Blue Stones
OS1/20/9/4 WALKER'S CAIRN WalKer's Cairn WalKer's Cairn James Milligan James Sloan 005 [Situation] 5/8 of a mile SW by W of a pool of water called Lochans A rudely constructed Cairn or shepherd's pile, said to be erected by a person named Walker hence the name
OS1/20/9/4 DUNOOL Dunool Dunool Dunool James Milligan James Sloan Ainslies Map. 1820 005 [Situation] 3/8 mile SW by W[South West by West] of WalKers Cairn A large hill on the farm of Knockgray and adjoining Cairnsmore, its surface consists of rocky pasture. On it is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trigl.[Trigonometrical] Party "Dinnil" It is part of a range of hills
OS1/20/9/4 [Page] 4 Parish of Carsphairn Form 136 Page 15 Blue Stones 13 Walker's Cairn 13 Dunool
OS1/20/9/5 BLACK SHOULDER Black Shoulder Black Shoulder James Milligan James Sloan 005 [Situation] About 2 Chains South of WalKers Cairn A small portion of rocks on the Southern base of Cairnsmore its name originates from its black appearance.
OS1/20/9/5 BENLOCH BURN Benloch Burn Benloch Burn Benloch Burn Bingloch Burn James Milligan James Sloan Name List Plan 5.D Ainslies Map 1820. 005 [Situation] Running in a South Westerly direction to its juction with the Water of Deugh A small stream or burn having its rise between Cairnsmore and Beninner and running in a South Westerly direction to its influx with the "Water of Deugh",
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OS1/20/9/6 KNOCKWHIRN Knockwhirn Knockwhirn Knockwhirn Knowwhirn James Milligan James Sloan Plan 5D Ainslies map. 1820 005 [Situation] About ½ Mile SE. by S of WalKer's Cairn. A tolerable sized hill on the farm of Marbrack, its soil consists of rocky pasture. On it is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Party "Knockwhar"
OS1/20/9/6 BENINNER Beninner Beninner Benainer James Milligan James Sloan Ainslies Map. 1820 005 [Situation] About ¾ of A mile ES A considerable hill on the farm of Marbrack, its soil consists of rocky pasture On it is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Party "Benine". This hill is part of a small range
OS1/20/9/6 BENINNER GAIRY Beninner Gairy Beninner Gairy James Milligan James Sloan 005 [Situation] 7/8 of a Mile E.N.E. [East North East] pf WalKer's Cairn A considerable precipice on the Eastern side of Beninner, it consists of tumbling rocks and loose Stones.
OS1/20/9/6 [Page] 6 Parish of Carsphairn Form 136 Page 15 Knockwhirn 12 Beninner 16 Beninner Gairy
OS1/20/9/6 Beninner - not certain of name of Triangulation Station - might be Benine
OS1/20/9/7 LOCHANS Lochans Lochans James Milligan James Sloan 005 [Situation] 5/8 of a mile NE by E [North East by East] of WalKers Cairn. Two small pools situated between Beninner and Carsphairn, and at the Southerm end of the Nick of the Lochans. to which they gave name.
OS1/20/9/7 NICK OF THE LOCHANS Nick of the Lochans Nick of the Lochans James Milligan James Sloan 005 [Situation] About 5/8 of a mile N.E. [North East] of WalKers Cairn] A hollow portion of land betwixt Cairnsmore and Beninner, and Situated close to the North side of the Lochans hence the name
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OS1/20/9/8 POLSHAGG BURN Polshagg Burn Plan 5D 005 [Situation] Running in a South Easterly direction from the South side of Beninner For Description see Name List for Plan 5D.
OS1/20/9/8 MOORBROCK HILL Moorbrock Hill Moorbrock Hill Thomas Stewart James Sloan See Name List Plan 2D 005 [Situation] About 1 7/8 miles NE by E [North East by East] of WalKers Cairn A considerable hill or part of a range, And is part of the farm of Moorbrock The Surface is rocky pasture
OS1/20/9/8 GAIRY OF CAIRNSMORE Gairy of Cairnsmore Gairy of Cairnsmore Thomas Stewart James Sloan See Name List Plan 2D 005 [Situation] About ¾ mile N. by E [North by East] of WalKer's Cairn. A rocky precipice on the east side of Cairnsmore, and near to the Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station "Cairnsmore on Deugh"
OS1/20/9/8 BLACK BURN Black Burn Thomas Stewart William Wilson See Name List Plan 2D 005 [Situation] Running in a Southerly direction passing E. [East] side of Moorbrock Hill. A Small Stream having its rise on the farm of Moorbrock & running in a S.[South] westerly direction passing Moorbrock Hill & NE [North East] side of Green Hill meets another Small Burn and is then called Poldores Burn
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OS1/20/9/9 GREEN HILL Green Hill Green Hill Green Hill Robert Wilson James Sloan Ainslies Map. 1820 005 [Situation] About 1¼ miles ENE [East North East of WalKers Cairn This name applies to a portion of Moorbrock Hill on the farm of Marbrock, the surface of which is rocky pasture
OS1/20/9/9 POLDORES BURN Poldores Burn Poldores Burn Puldores Burn Robert Wilson James Sloan Ainslies Map. 1820 005 [Situation] Running in a S [South] Easterly direction to its junction with Poliffery Burn A considerable stream or burn having its rise on the farm of Marbrack, and running in an Easterly direction to its conflux with "Polifferry Burn".
OS1/20/9/9 RIDER'S KNOWE Rider's Knowe Rider's Knowe Robert Wilson James Sloan 005 [Situation] About 1½ E by S of WalKers Cairn A small Knoll or eminence on the farm of Marbrack, the surface of which is rocky heathy pasture
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OS1/20/9/10 CRAIGENGILLAN HILL Craigengillan Craig Craigengillan Craig Craigengillan Hill Robert Wilson James Sloan Name List 5D 005 [Situation] About 2 miles E.S.E. [East South East] of WalKers Cairn A moderate sized hill on the farm of Craigengillan, the surface of which is rocky heathy pasture. On it is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Party "Craigengal or Craig North"
OS1/20/9/10 MINNICK BURN Minnick Burn Minnick Burn Robert Wilson James Sloan 005 [Situation] Running in a Southerly direction to its junctio With Poldores Burn A small stream having its rise on the farm of Marbrack and running in a Southerly direction to its confluence with "Poldores Burn".
OS1/20/9/10 MARBRACK BURN Marbrack Burn Marbrack Burn James Sloan James Milligan 005 [Situation] Running in a Southerly direction from Riders Know. For description see Name List. Plan. 5D
OS1/20/9/10 [Page] 10 Parish of Carsphairn Form 136 page 18 Craigengillan Hill 17 Minnick Burn [Note] Corrected to Craigengillen Hill to agree with Plan 5D WC 31st Augt. [August] 1850
OS1/20/9/11 GAIRNSMORE OF CARSPHAIRN Gairnsmore of Carsphairn A considerable And highly elevated rocky Mountain Situated near the centre of Carsphairn parish. On the farms of KnocKengarroch KnocKgray, And [quondam] farm of 'Bank' now Lagwine, On its S.W. [South West]end is a Considerable eminence (or hill) called 'Dunool' Also about ¼ of a mile from it Summit are 2 wells Called 'Gold Wells' where it is said the celebrated Mr. Dodd Collected part of his gold used in Coining And about ½ A mile farther in nearly the Same direction is a Small Cairn (Shepherd's pile) almost defaced called 'WalKer's Cairn' The view from its Summit is varied and extensive Comprehending part of Ireland, the Irish Sea a great part of Wigtonshire, Isle of Man, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Cumberland, Dumfrieshire, Ayrshire and Seaport of Ayr, Islands of Arran & Bute Dumbartonshire Argylshire, Firth of Clyde And Ailsa Craig. On its Summit is a [Trigonometrical Station] called by Trigl [Trigonometrical] Party 'Cairnsmuir on Deugh'
OS1/20/9/11 [Page] 11 List of Names collected by William Rewan c/a [Civilian assistant] 1st Examiner Plan 5B Trace 1 Object Gairnsmore of Carsphairn - a mountain
OS1/20/9/12 BENINNER Beninner James Milligan n-s Marbrack James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A Considerable rocKy hill on the farm of MarbracK Situated E. [East] of cairnsmore of carsphairn On its summit is A ◬ [Trigonometrical Station] called by the Trigl [Trigonometrical] party " Benener "
OS1/20/9/12 BLACK SHOULDERS Black Shoulders James Milligan n-s Marbrack James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A Small portion of rocks on the Southern end of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, situated immediately South of Walker's Cairn, It derives its Name from it black appearance When viewed from a distance .
OS1/20/9/12 [Page] 12 List of Names collected by William Rewan c/a [civilian assistant] 1st. Examiner Plan 5B Trace 1 Parish Carsphairn Objects Beninner - a hill Black Shoulder - portion of rocks [Signed] William Rewan c/a [Civilian assistant] 23rd Novr. [November] 1849
OS1/20/9/13 DUNOOL Dunool James Milligan n-s Marbrack James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A Considerable portion of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, being its S.W. [South West] end. On it is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station] Called by the Trig. [Trigonometrical] party 'Dinill'.
OS1/20/9/13 WALKER'S CAIRN Walker's Cairn James Milligan n-s Marbrack James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A rudely Constructed Cairn or Shepherds pile built of handstones. It is said to have derived its name from a person named Walker who erected it.
OS1/20/9/13 [Page] 13 List of Names collected by William Rewan c/a [Civilian Assistant] 1st. Examiner Plan 5B Trace 1 Parish Carsphairn Object Dunool - Part of a Mountain Walker's Cairn - a Shepherds pile William Rewan c/a [Civilian Assistant] 23rd. Novr. 1849
OS1/20/9/14 LOCHANS Lochans James Milligan n-s Marbrack via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 Two Small pools Situated between 'Beninner' And 'Cairnsmore of Carsphairn' And at the Southern end of the 'Nick of the Lochans' to which they give name.
OS1/20/9/14 NICK OF THE LOCHANS Nick of the Lochans James Milligan n-s Marbrack via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A Small heathy hollow between Cairnsmore of Carsphairn & 'Beninner' extending N. [North] from Nick of the Lochans, from which it derives its name.
OS1/20/9/14 [Page] 14 List of Names collected by William Rewan C/a [Civilian assistant] 1st Examiner Plan 5B Trace 1 Parish of Carsphairn Objects Lochans - pool Nick of the Lochans - a hollow Signed William Rewan C/a [Civilian assistant 23rd. Novr. [November] 1849
OS1/20/9/15 BLUE STONES Blue Stones James Milligan n-s Marbrack via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A portion of rocks near the Summit of 'Cairnsmore of Carsphairn' They derive their name from their blue appearance when viewed from a distance.
OS1/20/9/15 KNOCKWHIRN Knockwhirn James Milligan n-s Marbrack via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A tolerably good sized rocky hill on the farm of Marbrock On its Summit is a Trig. [Trigonometrical Station] Called by Trig [Trigonometrical] Party 'KnocKwhan.'
OS1/20/9/15 [Page] 15 List of Names collected by William Rewan C/A [Civilian Assistant] 1st. Examiner Plan 5B Trace 1 Parish Carsphairn Objects Blue Stones - rocks Knockwhirn - a hill [Signed] William Rewan C/A [Civilian Assistant] 23rd. Novr. [November] 1849
OS1/20/9/16 BENLOCH BURN Benloch Burn James Milligan n-s Marbrack via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A Small stream gathering between Cairnsmore and Beninner and flowing in a South West direction to its influx into 'Water of Deugh'.
OS1/20/9/16 BENINNER GAIRY Beninner Gairy James Milligan n-s Marbrack via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A Considerable precipice On the eastern Side of Beninner. extending nearly north And South And Consisting of Shingly Stones And tumbling rocks.
OS1/20/9/16 [Page] 16 List of Names collected by William Rewan C/A [Civilian Assistant] 1st Examiner Plan 5B Trace 1 Parish Carsphairn Object Benloch Burn - a stream Beninner Gairy - precipice William Rewan C/A [Civilian Assistant] 23rd. Novr. [November] 1849
OS1/20/9/17 MINNICK BURN Minnick Burn Robert Wilson Moorbrock via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A Small Stream having its Source on the farm of MoorbrocK And running in a Southerly direction until it joins Poldores Burn.
OS1/20/9/17 GREENHILL Greenhill 005 A middling Sized hill which is part of the MoorbrocK Hill on the farm of 'Moorbrock' the Surface of which is Rocky pasture
OS1/20/9/17 RIDER'S KNOWE Rider's Knowe 005 A Small Knoll or eminence on the farm of 'MarbracK' the Surface of which rocky heathy pasture
OS1/20/9/17 [Page] 17 List of Names collected by Richard Ryan Civil Asst. [Assistant] 1st Examiner Plan 5B Trace 2 Parish Carsphairn Object Minnick Burn - a Stream Greenhill - a hill Rider's Knowe - An Eminence [Signed] Richard Ryan c/a [civilian assistant] 17th. Novr. [November] 1849
OS1/20/9/18 CRAIGENGILLAN CRAIG Craigengillan Craig Robert Wilson MoorbrocK via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A moderate sized hill on the farm of Craigengillan the Surface of which is Rocky heathy pasture, And on its Summit is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trig. [Trigonometrical] party Craigingallon or Craig North.
OS1/20/9/18 PLODORES BURN Poldores Burn Robert Wilson MoorbrocK via Carsphairn James Sloane n.s Schoolmaster Carsphairn 005 A considerable Stream having its Source on the farm of Marbrack And in its course is joined by many tributary Streams until its influx into Polifferry Burn.
OS1/20/9/18 [Page] 18 List of names collected by Richard Ryan Civil Asst. [Assistant] 1st Examiner Plan 5b Trace 1 Parish Carsphairn Object Craigengillan Craig - a hill Poldores Burn - a Stream [Signed] W. Driscoll Gosset Lt R. Enr. [Lieutenant Royal Engineers] July 3 1850 Richard Ryan 7th Novr. [November] 1849
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