List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Holy Dean
Holy Dean
Robert Blackie, Holydean.
William Tinling, Bowden
John Scott, Schoolmaster.
008.16 This name applies to a deep hollow, the surface of which is planted with forest trees, Holydean Burn flows through this ravine, Situated on the farm of Holydean, and is the property of the Duke of Roxbro. [Roxburgh]
Helm Plantation
Helm Plantation
Robert Blackie, Farmer, Holydean
William Tinling. Bowden.
John Scott, Schoolmaster.
008.16; 013.04 This name applies to a Small plantation Consisting chiefly of Fir Trees, it is Situated a little to the E. [East] of Beanrig Moss, on the farm of Holydean, and is the property of the Duke of Roxbro'. [Roxburgh]
The Cleuch
The Cleuch
Robert Blackie, Farmer
William Tinling, Bowden.
John Scott, Bowden.
008.16 This name applies to a ravine the Surface of which is covered with rough pasture, & Scattered trees, it is Situated a little to the N [North] West of Holydean farm ho. [house] and is the property of the Duke of Roxbro'. [Roxburgh]
RINGAN'S DEAN Ringan's Dean
Ringan's Dean
Ringan's Dean
New Statistical Account P. [Page] 38
Fullarton's Gazetteer Vol. [Volume] 1 P. [Page] 161
Revd. [Reverend] Thomas Jollie

Continued entries/extra info

[Page] 19
Sheet 7 No. 16.
Parish of Bowden
Names described by C/a [Civil assistant] Kelly.

[Ringan's Dean] Stat. [Statistical] Account - page 38 O.M.O [Ordnance Mapping Office]
["About 140 yards north-west from the principal house , on the"
"top of a precipice overhanging a deep dell or dean, called Ringan's"
"Dean, there was a chapel or place of worship, with a burying-"
"ground, as clearly appears, not only from traditionary report, but"
"also from the foundations of the building, which have been traced,"
"and from grave-stones, handles of coffins, human bones, which"
"have been dug up in that place; and hence has probably arisen"
"the name Holydean or Haliedean"]

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[The Cleuch] Entry exists on image but not index, added.
[Ringan's Dean] Only one spelling given for three authorities, two added.

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