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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
THE BAR The Bar (A Sandbank shifting westwardly)
The Bar (A Sandbank shifting westwardly)
The Bar (A Sandbank shifting westwardly)
William Sclanders Esqr Forres
Mr James Gill P.O. [Post Office] Forres
Mr James Murray, oldbar
005.13; 010.01 This name is applied to a narrow stripe of land, about four miles long and which partly lies in this and the county of Nairn At high tides it is entirely separated from the Main
land, from which it is about half a mile distant. Before the River Findhorn changed its course to its present channel, it is said, that it ran between this bar and the main land It is entirely covered with grass, That portion of it which lies within this county is the property of the Trustees of the late Col. [Colonel] Ferguson of Novar
It is said to be gradully diminishing at the east end and receiving additional matter, extending, every year, at its west end

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Elginshire -- Ph [Parish] of Dyke & Moy

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