List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
SHEEP MARKET [West Linton] Sheep Market R. Gordon Esqr Halmyre
Thomas Kirkpatrick Cockitslane
005 [Situation] A few chains west of the village of Linton

The arable field on the summit of which is Kettle Hill. Before this ground was brought into cultivation, there was no defined boundary for the market; but Kettle Hill, and along its base is considered the market place. At present, the field in which the hill is, and as many more fields as the stock may require (if the fields were even in crop) the public are entitled to, as of old. At one time there were five markets held every year, but now there is only one, which is held in June, and is called the Hay market. William Forbes Medwyn House is the Proprietor of the ground on which the market is held, the Earl of Wemyss is the superior, and draws a custom of 1s [shilling] /1d [penny] per score sheep.

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