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OS1/24/17/48

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
PURVIS HILL Purvis Hill
Purvis Hill
Col. [Colonel] Horsburgh Inverleithen
John Smith Haughhead
014 [Situation] About 35 Chains N.W. [North West] from Caberston

A considerable Sized hill situated on the estate of Col [Colonel] Horsburgh the surface of which is heathy pasture
Site of PURVISHILL TOWER Purvishill Tower (Site of) Col. [Colonel] Horsburgh
John Smith
014 [Situation] Immediately North of Purvishill

This name applies to one of the ancient feudal residences erected for the protection of the Border Site pointed out by parties - who have Seen the tower partly Standing It was Square in Shape and when the farm Steading was erected - partly built into the offices - The Stones of the tower with those of the Offices were all removed many Years since for building purposes.
PURVISHILL Purvishill
Purvishill
Col [Colonel] Horsburgh
John Smith
014 Sit [Situation]: About 25 Chains N.W. [North West] from Caberston

an Old two storey house formerly used as a farm house but now unoccupied and out of repair the property of Col. [Colonel] Horsburgh
ANCIENT TERRACES [Purvis Hill] Terraces William Chambers Esqr Glenormiston
Revd [Reverend] James Campbell Traquair
014 [Situation] About ¼ of a Mile W by N. [West by North] from Caberston

A number of remarkable terraces supposed to have been formed with a view of levelling the face of the Hill for agricultural purposes After the system of the vineyards in the mountain districts of Palestine and Switzerland.

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Parish of Inverleithen -- Sheet 14 No14 -- Trace 3

[Note] -- See qoutation in the opposite page

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