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OS1/22/3/78

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Extracts from the New Statistical Account............................................. -- Examiners replies to each of the underlined portions.
Parish of Auldearn
Here are two objects worthy of notice. The one is an
island or peninsula of sand, separated from the land at
high water, and called by the people in its vicinity
"the bar". It is remarkable for shifting its place to the............................. -- Bar written & described
Westward. Opposite to it are two sand hills, about 100........................... -- One written Calber on trace
feet in perpendicular height, and gradually moving to............................. -- & name thats the other has no name
the eastward by the action of the wind, yet retaining their
form. The bar is moved in the contrary direction by the Action
of the tide. It is difficult to form any theory regarding
either the formation or locomotion of these objects; but the
facts, as stated, are certain, There was, at one time,
a fishing village opposite the sand hills already mentioned,
from which they retain the name of Maviston; but the............................ -- "Maviston" written to a farm the site of the village is supposed to be
village has long been abandoned. A book called the............................... -- in the adjoining parish
Burn of Auldearn, passes through the lower part of it............................. -- written "Auldearn Burn"
and enters the River Nairn about half a mile from its............................. -- written
mouth. On this book and within the parish are four............................... -- shown
corn mills. The Muckle Burn on which there is one................................ -- written
corn mill within the parish, passes through its upper
part, and enters the River Findhorn not far from.................................. -- in adjoining Parish
the sea. There are a few small lakes within the parish,
one of which, Lochlee, is rather below the level of the sea...................... -- written "Loch Loy"
Near the house of Boath, and on the property of Sir Frederick................. -- written
William Dunbar, Bart. [Baronet]. There is a rock of black stone, which on.. -- situation could not be pointed out - unknown
the application of fire emits a flame.
At Clune, on the property of James, C. Brodie, Esqr. there..................... -- written
has been found a number of limestone nodules containing
such a variety of fosille fishesm as has of late attracted the.................... -- shown
curiosity of geologists and others.
On the Brodie property there is a moss of considerable
extent, called the Moss of Inshoch in which vast quan-.......................... -- shown
tities of fir roots, and ofter whole trees, are embedded.

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