List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BENTS BURN Bent Burn William Bishop, Bents W [West] Calder
John Kerr, Camilty M [Mid] Calder
John Kerr, Morton Mid Calder
010 A tolerably large Stream collected by tributary branches from various parts of the moors the branches converge in the Demesne of Harburn and pass through Several artificial ponds thence it flows in a N.E. [North East] direction through the Farm of Bents (hence the name) and joins the Linhouse Water near Linhouse The name does not apply until it leaves Harburn grounds
BUTTERHALL WELL Butterhall Well William Bishop, Bents W [West] Calder
William Stark, O [Over] Williamston M [Mid Calder]
010 A very fine Spring well of excellent water close on the margin of Bent Burn and on the farm of Over-Williamstone unto which Farm the water is conveyed in carts on account of its peculiar fitness for dairy purposes

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List of Names collected by 2nd Corpl [Corporal] William Rogers RS [Royal Sappers] & Miners
Plan 10C Trace 4
[Object for Bent Burn] A Stream
[Object for Butterhall Mill] A Spring Well
[Parish] Mid Calder
[Signed] William Rogers 2nd Corpl [Corporal] RS&M [Royal Sappers & Miners]

Transcriber's notes

Although the Name appears on this page as "Bent Burn" and is transcribed accordingly, the spelling "Bents" is used on the map sheet and appears the correct version.

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