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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Stat. [Statistical] Acct. [Account] 1845
John BorthwicK
Walter Graham
Knox's Co. [County] Map
023 [Situation] About 1/2 Mile S. E [South East] b [by] E [East] from CrooKston
A small farm house With Suitable offices and a farm of land attached the property of John BorthwicK Esqr. The office houses are Situated on the Site of an old Castle, a portion of the front wall of the stable is part of the Castle, it is about four feet in thicKness,
CAMP [Castleferry] Old Camp
Old Camp
John BorthwicK
Walter Graham
023 [Situation] 11/8 Miles E. [East] b. [by] N. [North] from CrooKston
The Remains of an old Camp. on the farm of Castleferry, of an oval shape. and Surrounded by two Ramparts of earth and stone, with a fosse between them It is not Known Wheather it was raised by the Romans, Danes, British, or Picts. It is locally Called "The old Camp,"

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Parish of Stow [Page] 15
[Note] "It is not Known that there are any remains of an ancient Castle"higher up Gala Water than Stow except that of Hop-Pringle, opposite "CrooKston, and Howliston Tower, On the opposite Side of the Gala, now "occupied as the farm house. The walls are four feet in thicKness "and from this place you have a very extensive view. While the evidence "of the former existence of such a building precludes all dubiety the "remains of it are so slender, that it is difficult even to to trace the precise "form and extent of the Structure. It was anciently possessed by the family "of the Hop-Pringles, the Chieftain family of this Clan or tribe to which most "of the lands of Gala Water anciently belonged." Stat. [Statistical] Acct. [Account] of Edinburghshire Page 417
It appears by the annexed letter received from the proprietor of Hoppringle that there never was a Castle here and therefore disproves the notice Concerning it in the Stat. [Statistical] Acct. [Account] [?]
[Note] See quotation page 13

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