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Mr. Soutar
Mr. Neilson
Val. [Valuation] Roll (1863)
063 A small district of land lying immediately west of the town. The property of Wm. McPherson Esqr of Blair House. " There is a ridge or rising ground within less than a ΒΌ mile to the westward of this Knoll, (Hurcheon Hill) which still bears the name of the Gallow or Gallows bank where according to tradition the unfortunate criminals condemned at the neighbouring Baronial Court were hung up to the bough of a tree". New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] The exact spot cannot be pointed out, but the only rising ground within the district is at the site of the Cairn.

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