List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Howison Hall
William Tweeddale Howison Hall
Mr Brown Schoolmaster
005 [Situation] 14 chains SE by E [South East by East] of the parish Church

A well and Substantially built farm house two Storeys high with Suitable offices and farm attached the property and residence of Mr William Tweeddale
CAIRN (Site of) [Castle Law] Cairn (Site of) (Ancient)
Cairn (Site of) (Ancient)
Revd [Reverend] Mr. Forrester
Mr. Brown Schoolmaster
005 [Situation] 22 chains SW [South West] of the parish Church

This name applies to a place on a Small hill S.W. [South West] of the Parish Manse where a large Cairn of Stones once Stood. The stones have long Since been removed and were used for the purpose of building a wall round a small plantation of Fir trees, which were planted on and around the site of the Cairn. It is said there was a Stone Coffin containing some Human Remains found in the Cairn at the time of its Removal,

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Parish of Linton -- Sheet 5 No 10 -- Trace 4

[Note] -- "A few years ago on a rising ground Called Castle Law
immediately above Linton on West Third there stood a Cairn
where there was found a Stone Coffin rudely put together the
Contents evidently showing the remains of bones and from the height
to which the stones had been Carried plainly manifesting that the
body of a person of no small Consideration had been buried on the spot." -- New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Peebleshire page 158.

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