Roxburghshire volume 04

Page List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks Continued entries/extra info Transcriber's notes
OS1/29/4/1 Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) The County Map New Statistical Account Fullarton's Gazetteer 007; 008; 013; 014 [Situation] In Sheets 7.7 7.12 7.16 8.9 8.10 8.13 8.14 13.3 13.4 13.7 13.8 13.11 13.12 14.1 14.2 14.5 14.6 & 149 In the charters of the twelfth century, the name of the parish of Bowden is written variously Bothendene, Botheldene, and Bouldene - The Village of Bowden is, in fact, situated upon a dene or vale: and higher up, on this rivulet, stands Holydean, a Hamlet or farm belonging to the Duke of Roxburgh - The Dene undoubtedly represents the Valley, and the only difficulty arises from the prefix Bothen, Bothel, Bould - though a zealous etymologist might run into the Cambro-British speech for a solution of this difficulty, the safest resource is the Anglo-Saxon: And, herein, we find Botl, and Botel, a dwelling place, a village, a Farm, a Manor: So Botel-dene, is obviously the Manor place in the dene, or Valley; and
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OS1/29/4/2 Bowden Bowden (Parish) continued Bothel-dene was abbreviated to Bouldene, which was itself corrupted to Bowden. It is bounded on the North, by Melrose; on the west, by Galashiels (Part of), and Selkirk (Part of); on the South, by Lilliesleaf; and on the East by Ancrum; St Boswells, and part of Melrose - The parish is of an irregular oblong figure. One of the Eildon Hills and one half of the other are in this Parish - From one broad and elevated base their three conical tops arise - Their elevation above the level of the sea, as stated by the late Sir John Leslie, is 1364 feet while that of the parish is, at an average 450 feet - Holydean, a farm in this parish, was, in ancient
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OS1/29/4/3 Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) Continued times, the occasional residence of the Roxburgh family - The house and lands of "Holydean" were included in the grants made by David I to the monks of Selkirk, and were confirmed to them, by renewed charters, after their translation to Kelso. Holydean, was not long ago, a strong fortification of its kind. The Court yard, containing about 3/4 of an acre, was surrounded by a strong stone and lime wall, four feet thick, and sixteen feet high, with slanting holes between Fire-free stones, about 30 feet from each other, from which an arrow or musket could have been pointed in different directions - upon an arched gateway in the front, there was a strong iron gate - Within the Court stood two strong Towers, the one of three, the other of five stories, consisting of 8 or 10 lodgeable rooms, besides Porters' lodges.
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OS1/29/4/3 in describing castle wall stones, surveyor uses word that looks like "FIRE-free". but a few pages later the same word is definitely "FIVE". So transcribed in both situations as "FIVE".
OS1/29/4/4 Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) Continued Servants' hall. Vaulted cellars, bake-houses etc. The walls of these towers were four feet thick, & their roofs and floor were of the strongest oak. They were both perfectly entire, and in excellent condition, at no distant date. About 1758, the commissioner to John, the third Duke of Roxburgh, his Grace being then in his minority and abroad, ordered the buildings to be mostly pulled down, for the sake of getting the freestones in them to build a large farm-house and appurtenances. One of the large vaults still remains in good repair, and is used by the tenant for sheltering carts and other agricultural implements. There is also a portion of the Court wall standing on the South Side, but it is now in a ruinous state, and appears to
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OS1/29/4/5 Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) Continued have decayed much since 1795. when, according to the former Account, there were about 160 feet of it perfectly entire - A few yards to the North-East of the portion of the wall already mentioned is the ancient well belonging to the house - It is still in good order, and affords to the family, now living at "Holydean", an abundant supply of excellent water - This well was built in the eastern wall of the court, and was about 10 feet from the door of the Eastern Tower - 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.
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OS1/29/4/6 Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) Continued which have been traced, and from grave-stones, handles of Coffins, and human bones, which have been dug up in that place; and hence has probably arisen the name Holydean, or Haliedean. The greatest curiosity of its kind in this quarter, and perhaps of a similar nature anywhere else, is a stone dike, or wall, built without lime or cement of any kind, which encloses about 500 acres of the farm of Holydean, and has stood upwards of 300 years, and is still a tolerably good fence - It had, at first, been 6 or 7 feet high, with Cope Stones - In an old tack or lease - this enclosure is called "the Great Deer Park of Haliedean" -
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OS1/29/4/7 Bowden (Parish) Bowden Continued The parish church is situated on the extremity of the parish, but, being in the immediate neighbourhood of the Village of Bowden, and not more than three miles from Midlem, it cannot be said to be inconvenient to the greater part of the population - Its distance from the western extremity of the parish is at most five miles - The time of the erection of the church is not known; but the oldest date on the building is 1666 - At present the church is in a good state of repair - It affords accommodation to 380 Sitters - The Manse was formerly much decayed, but it was rebuilt on its old site in the year 1794, and it is now in a good state of repair -
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OS1/29/4/8 Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) Continued The extent of the Glebe is from 13 to 14 acres, and its value about £1.5.0 per acre. The Amount of the Stipend is 15 Chalders, half barley and half Oatmeal, Linlithgow Measure - There is a dissenting chapel in the Village of Midlem belonging to the Associate Synod of Original Seceders. There are two schools in the parish, both on the parochial establishment - The branches taught in these are English, Writing and Arithmetic, practical Mathematics, French, Latin, Greek, Geography etc - The Salary of the Bowden, or principal Schoolmaster,
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OS1/29/4/9 Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) Continued is £30.0.0 - and of Midlem £21.0.0 - The average number of Scholars attending the former is 80, and the latter 45 - There is no portion of Bowden within any other Parish - There is no portion of any other Parish within that of Bowden -
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OS1/29/4/10 CLARILAWBURN Clarilawburn Clarilawburn Clarilawburn A. Heatley Eildon Hall Thomas Wight, Bowden Moor John Scott, Bowden 014.05 A row of small cottages on the farm of Cavers Carre the property of Admiral Carre
OS1/29/4/10 CLARILAW BURN Clarilaw Burn Clarilaw Burn Clarilaw Burn A. Heatley Eildon Hall Thomas Wight, Bowden Moor John Scott, Bowden 014.05 A small burn rising south of Clarilawburn flowing in a southerly direction emptying itself in the Ale Water East of Linthill -
OS1/29/4/10 CAMP (Remains of) [N of Chesterknowes] Camp (Remains of) (Remains of) (Remains of) Same Authorities 013.08 The remains of a British Camp Situated North of Chesterknowes
OS1/29/4/10 BLACKCHESTER MOSS Blackchester Moss Estate Map Robert Darling Esq. Duke of Roxburgh's chamberlain Mr Archibald - chamberlain's office - 014.05 The remains of what was at one time a moor extending more than appears at present, it formed a defence for the Post called Blackchester. hence the name -
OS1/29/4/10 CLARILAWBURN
OS1/29/4/10 CAMP (Remains of) [N of Chesterknowes] Camp) (Remains of) (Remains of) (Remains of) Same Authorities 013.08 The remains of a British Camp Situated North of Chesterknowes
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OS1/29/4/11 BOWDEN MOOR Bowden Moor Bowden Moor Bowden Moor Robert Blackie, Holydean Thomas Wight, Farmer, Bowden Moor John Scott, Bowden 007.08 The name applies to an extensive tract of moorland the surface of which is covered with Rough & Heathy pasture, it is situated on the farm of Bowdenmoor, and it is the property of Rev [Reverend] J.S. Karr
OS1/29/4/11 JEAN'S WOOD Jean's Wood Jean's Wood Jean's Wood Robert Blackie, Farmer John Scott, Bowden Thomas Wight, Bowden Moor 007.08 An extensive wood, consisting of Forest and Fir trees. it is situated a little to the N.E. [North East] of Pony plantation, on the estate of Abbotsford, and is the property of H. Scott Esq
OS1/29/4/11 BOWDENMOOR QUARRY Bowdenmoor Quarry Bowdenmoor Quarry Bowdenmoor Quarry Robert Blackie, Farmer John Scott, Bowden Thomas Wight, Bowdenmoor 007.12 An excellent whinstone quarry situated a little to the north of Bowdenmoor farm House, on the farm of Nowden Moor, and is the property of the Rev. [Reverend] J.S. Karr. The appearance of the ground here would indicate that a camp formerly existed. but sufficient authority cannot be obtained to warrant the insertion of the name on the Plan
OS1/29/4/11 Sheet 7 No 12 Parish of Bowden Names described by C/a [Civilian Assistant] Kelly [page] 11
OS1/29/4/12 RHYMER'S GLEN Rhymer's Glen Rhymer's Glen Rhymer's Glen Robert BlaKie. Farmer John Scott, Schoolmaster. John Wight, Bowdenmoor 007.08 This name applies to a hollow (through which Stream flows called Huntly Burn) the surface of which is thickly planted with Forest & Fir Trees it is situated on the Estate of Abbotsford, and is the property of H. Scott Esqr. Abbotsford.
OS1/29/4/12 PONY PLANTATION Pony Plantation Pony Plantation Pony Plantation Robert BlaKie. Farmer John Scott, Bowden John Wight, Bowdenmoor, 007.12 This name applies to a Small wood Situated a little to the South of "Rhymer's Glen", it is Situated on the Estate of Abbotsford, and is the property of H. Scott Esqr.
OS1/29/4/12 HUNTLY BURN Huntly Burn Huntly Burn Huntly Burn Robert BlaKie. Farmer John Scott, Bowden John Wight, Bowdenmoor, 007.04 A burn having its Source on Bowdenmoor and flowing in a Northerly direction through the Rhymer's Glen, till it joins the River Tweed, a short distance to the E. [East] of Darnick Village
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OS1/29/4/13 EILDON WESTER HILL Eildon Wester Hill Eildon Wester Hill John Scott, Bowden. Archibald Heally, Eildon Hall. John Elliot, Chesterhall 008.09 This name applies to a very prominent hill situated on the farm of Chesterhall, at the S.W. [South West] termination of a small range of Hills Known as the "Eildon Hills", the Surface of which is covered with Heathy pasture (and on its Summit is a Trig [Trigonometrical] Station).
OS1/29/4/13 LONGLEE PLANTATION Longlee Plantation Longlee Plantation John Scott, Bowden George Goodfellow, Longleefoot. Robert Ballantyne, Bowden 008.09 A Small wood Situated on the farm of Faugh hill a little to the N.W. [North West] of Longleefoot, Proprietor the Duke of Roxburgh.
OS1/29/4/13 LITTLE HILL Little Hill Little Hill James Wight, Bowdenmoor James Jamieson, Bowden. Robert Kyle, Bowden 008.09 This name applies to a Small Hill or Knowe, Situated at the S.W. base of Eildon Mid Hill, on the farm of Chesterhall, the Surface of which is Rough pasture.
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OS1/29/4/14 BLACKPOOL MOSS Blackpool Moss Blackpool Moss Blackpool Moss James Brack, Farmer William Turnbull, Farmer William Patterson, Farmer 013.04 This name applies to a Small tract of Marshy land Situated on the farm of Clarilawmoor through which the parish Boundary passes, Proprietor His Gace the Duke of Roxburghe.
OS1/29/4/14 CLARILAWMOOR Clarilawmoor Clarilawmoor Clarilawmoor James Brack, Farmer William Turnbull, Prieston James Sword, Farmer, Midlam 013.04 A good farm house with Suitable offices & vegetable garden attached, it is Situated on the farm of Clarilawmoor, and [is] the property of the Duke of [Roxburghe]
OS1/29/4/14 OLD PRIESTON Old Prieston Old Prieston Old Prieston William Turnbull, Tenant, James Brack, Farmer James Sword, Midlam 013.04 A house two Storeys high having a vegetable garden attached it is Situated on the farm of Prieston and the property of Capt [Captain] Hutton.
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OS1/29/4/15 ROMAN ROAD [Bowden parish] Roman Road (Remains and track of) Mr Robert Blackie, Holydean. Mr John Scott, Teacher, Bowden. Jefferey's History of Roxburgh Shire, Vol [volume] 1, P. [Page] 196 007.12 The remains of a Roman Road which appeared to be of a Character with the Catrail and with the Same object in view - to repel the Saxon intruder. At the end of the last century it could be traced from Rink, near Galashiels, to Cauldshiels, across Bowden Moor and Holydean to Rowchester near Kippilaw mains where there is the remains of an oblong Square Camp. From this place it ran South to another Camp of the Same Kind, at Blackchester on the north side of the Ale Water. It then crossed the Ale to Beuliehall and held on to Rawflat. In the same way it connected the strengths lying between that place and the fort on the banks of the Rule, Needslaw and Peelfell. Cultivation has obliterated a great portion of this work, but what remains of it
OS1/29/4/15 [Page] 15 Parish of Bowden Sheets 7.12 & 16 8.13 & 4.1. Described by John Callanan 2nd Corp RE [2nd Corporal Royal Engineers]
OS1/29/4/16 Roman Road (Remains & track of) [continued from page 15] in the vicinity of Bowden, plainly indicates that it was of great strength being about 32 feet with a ditch on each side of about 16 feet wide, varying both in width and construction suited to the ground over which it passes. No part of it appears to have been paved with stones.
OS1/29/4/16 HOLYDEAN DEER PARK Holydean Deer Park. The Great Deer Park of Haliedean. The Great Deer Park of Haliedean. Mr Blackie, Holy Dean. An old tack or lease quoted in the Statistical account of Scotland. Fullertons Gazetteer of Scotland. p 160. 007.16; 008.13; 013.04; 014.01 The greatest curiosity of its kind in this quarter and perhaps of a similar nature anywhere else is a stone dyke or wall built without lime or cement of any kind, which encloses about 500 acres of the farm of Holydean, and has stood upwards of 300 years and is still a tolerably good fence. It had, at first, been six or seven feet high with cope stones. In an old tack or lease this enclosure is called "The Great Deer Park of Haliedean". St. Acc. of Scot. [Statistical Account of Scotland] The wall above mentioned is a good fence. There is a little doubt about the extent of it on part of the south side of he Park, but it is traceable with sufficient accuracy for writing the name in the centre. It is not a deer park now.
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OS1/29/4/17 EILDON MID HILL Eildon Mid Hill Eildon Mid Hill Archibald Heatly, Eildon Hall John Elliot, Farmer Chesterhall. John Scott, Bowden 008.09 A Considerable eminence of a Conical shape, over which the parish Boundary passes; it is Situated on the farm of Chesterhall and is the Centre one of a Small range of hills known as the "Eildon Hills"
OS1/29/4/17 SILLER STANE Siller Stone Siller Stone Siller Stane Archibald Healy, Eildon Hall. John Elliot Chesterhall. John Scott, Bowden Melrose Name Sheet 008.09 This name applies to a flat (Sunk) Stone Situated on the E.[East] side of "Eildon Mid Hill" on the farm of Chesterhall. It was supposed that there was Money hid below this Stone, hence the name
OS1/29/4/17 GREENSIDE PLANTATION Greenside Plantation Greenside Plantation Archibald Heatly, Eildon Hall John Elliot, Chesterhall. John Scott, Bowden 008.09 A small wood chiefly Fir Situated on the farm of Chesterhall. The property of the Duke of Buccluch.
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OS1/29/4/18 LONGLEEFOOT Longleefoot Longleefoot Longleefoot John Elliot, Farmer Chesterhall Archibald Heatly, Eildon Hall George Goodfellow, Tenant 008.09 This name applies to a house one storey high, having a vegetable garden attached, it is Situated on the farm of Faughhill; and is the property of his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh
OS1/29/4/18 CHESTERHALL Chesterhall Chesterhall Chesterhall John Elliot, Farmer Archibald Heatly, Eildon Hall Robert Kyle, Bowden 008.09 A good farm house two storeys high, having Suitable offices, vegetable garden, and a farm of pasture & arable land attached; it is situated a little to the S.E. [South East] of the Eildon Hills, and is the property of the Duke of Buccluch.
OS1/29/4/18 BROAD WOOD Broad Wood Broad Wood Broad Wood John Elliot, Chesterhall. Archibald Heatly, Eildon Hall Robert Kyle, Bowden 008.09 This name applies to a wood Consisting chiefly of Fir trees, it is Situated on the farm of Chesterhall, & the property of the Duke of Buccleuch.
OS1/29/4/18 [Page] 18 Sheet 8 No. 9. Parish of Bowden Names described by C/a [Civil Assistant] Kelly
OS1/29/4/18 [Longleefoot, Chesterhall and Broad Wood] Only 2 spellings are given for three authorities, one added.
OS1/29/4/19 HOLY DEAN Holy Dean 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]
OS1/29/4/19 HELM PLANTATION Helm Plantation 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]
OS1/29/4/19 THE CLEUCH The Cleuch 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]
OS1/29/4/19 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 008.16
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OS1/29/4/19 [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"]
OS1/29/4/19 [The Cleuch] Entry exists on image but not index, added. [Ringan's Dean] Only one spelling given for three authorities, two added.
OS1/29/4/20 BOWDENMOOR Bowdenmoor. Bowdenmoor. Bowdenmoor. Robert Blackie, Farmer Thomas Wight, Bowdenmoor John Scott, Schoolmaster. 007.12 A good farm house one storey high, having Suitable offices, vegetable garden, and a farm of land attached, it is Situated a little to the west of Eildon Hills, and is the property of Revd. [Reverend] J.S. Kerr. _
OS1/29/4/20 FAUGHHILL MOOR Faughhill Moor Faughhill Moor Faughhill Moor Robert Blackie, Holydean Thomas Wight, Farmer John Scott, Bowden. 007.12 This name applies to an extensive tract of Moorland, the Surface of which is covered with rough pasture, it is Situated on the farm of Faughhill and is the property of the Duke of Roxbro'. [Roxburgh]
OS1/29/4/20 LADY MOSS Lady Moss Lady Moss Lady Moss Robert Blackie, Holtdean Thomas Wight, Bowdenmoor John Scott, Bowden. 007.16 A Marsh from which Holydean Burn flows, it is Situated on the farm of Faughhill, and is the property of his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh
OS1/29/4/20 [Page] 20 Sheet 7 No. 12. Sheet 7 No. 16. Parish of Bowden Names described by C/a [Civil assistant] Kelly
OS1/29/4/20 [Lady Moss] In the description, this originally read "A Small tract of land of a Marsh nature, through which the Holydean Burn flows...", but has various words crossed out to leave the transcribed text.
OS1/29/4/21 CHAPEL AND GRAVE YARD (Site of) [Holydean Castle] Chapel and Graveyard (Site of). Chapel and Graveyard (Site of). Chapel and Graveyard (Site of). Mr. Robert Blackie Holydean Mr. John Scott Bowden Plan of Holydean Castle &c [et cetera], in possession of Mr. Blackie 008.13 The Site of a Chapel and grave-yard, formerly in Connection with Holydean Castle, as appears from a Plan in the possession of Mr. Robert Blackie, farmer of Holydean
OS1/29/4/21 CAMP (Remains of) [Rhymer's Glen] Camp - (Remains of) Camp - (Remains of) Mr. Robert Blackie John & Thomas Wight Bowdenmoor 007.12 The remains of a Camp Supposed to be of Roman or British Construction, Situated at the head of "Rhymer's Glen", overlooking the Town of Melrose
OS1/29/4/21 THE STELL The Stell The Stell Mr. Robert Blackie Thomas & John Wight 007.12 A Small plantation Situated on the farm of Bowdenmoor, planted with a view to Shelter Sheep &c [et cetera], and hence the name
OS1/29/4/21 [Page] 21 Sheets 7.12 & 8.13_ Parish of Bowden Described by John Callanan 2nd. Corpl. [Corporal] R.E. [Royal Engineers]
OS1/29/4/22 INTRENCHMENTS (Remains of) [Bowden Moor] Intrenchments (Remains of) Jefferey's History of Roxburgh Shire Vol [volume] 1. P [Page] 196 Mr. Thomas Wight Mr. John Wight Bowdenmor 007.12 A number of ditches "or intrenched ways, Situated on Bowden Moor, "in the vicinity of the Eildons, and attributed to the Romans and Britons One of these ways appears to have Communicated between the Camp on Cauldshill, and that Situated on Easter Eildon Hill, in the Parish of Melrose Portions of these Intrenchments are obliterated, which appears to have been about fifteen feet wide, having a rampart or embankment, on the North and East Sides, which in part are now almost level with the Surface
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OS1/29/4/22 [Page] 22 Sheets 8.9 & 7.12 Parish of Bowden Described by John Callanan 2nd. Corp
OS1/29/4/23 BEAURIG MOSS Beaurig Moss Beaurig Moss Beaurig Moss Robert J.G Blackie, Holydean John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden. Robert Ballantyne, Bowden. 007.16; 013.04 This name applies to a Small tract of Marshy ground. through which the parish boundary passes. it is Situated on the farm of Holydean. Proprietor the Duke Roxbro' [Roxburgh]
OS1/29/4/23 WOOD BURN Wood Burn Wood Burn Wood Burn Robert Blackie, Farmer John Scott, Bowden. Robert Ballantayne, Bowden. 007.16; 008.13 A Burn having its Source on the farm of Whitlaw and flowing in an Easterly direction. through Holydean Wood. till it enters a Mill dam. at "Bowden Stand dam Toll Bar"
OS1/29/4/23 HOLYDEAN BURN Holydean Burn Holydean Burn Holydean Burn Robert Blackie, Farmer. John Scott, Bowden. Robert Ballantayne, Bowden 007.16; 008.13 This name applies to a Stream which rises on the farm of Whitlaw and flows in an Easterly direction through the Dean till it Enters a Mill dam at Bowden Stand dam Toll Bar.
OS1/29/4/23 [Page] 23 Sheet 7 No. 16 Parish of Bowden Names described by C/a [Civil assistant] Kelly
OS1/29/4/24 WHITERIG Whiterig Whiterig Whiterig John Scott, Bowden. John Elliot, Chesterhall. A. Heatly, Eildon Hall. 008.10 This name applies to an excellent Farm house two storeys high, having Suitable offices and a vegetables garden attached. it is situated on the farm of Whiterig and is the property of Mr. G. W. Hay.
OS1/29/4/24 GLENBURNIE BURN Glenburnie Burn Glenburnie Burn Glenburnie Burn John Scott, Bowden. John Elliot, Chesterhall. Archibald Heatly, Eildon Hall 008.10; 008.09; 008.13 A stream having its Source on the farm of Faughhill, and flowing in a N [North] Easterly direction till it joins the Sprouston Burn, a little to the N. E [North East] of the village of Newtown_
OS1/29/4/24 FREE CHURCH MANSE [Bowden] Manse (Free) Manse (Free) Revd. [Reverend] James Allardyce Mr. John Scott Mr. Robert Blackie 008.13 A two Storey house with out-offices, Garden &c attached; the property of the Free Church Minister for the time being.
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OS1/29/4/24 [Page] 24 Sheet 8 No. 10 Parish of Bowden Names described by C/a [Civil assistant] Kelly
OS1/29/4/25 HOLYDEAN Holydean Holydean Holydean Revd. [Reverend James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Schoolmaster - Bowden John Renwick, Builder - Bowden 008.13 A two storied house with garden and offices houses attached situated on the farm of Holydean, the property of the Duke of Roxburghe - Tenant Mr. Robert Blackie.
OS1/29/4/25 HOLYDEAN CASTLE (Remains of) Holydean Castle (Remains of) Holydean Castle (Remains of) Holydean Castle (Remains of) Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott - Bowden John Renwick - Bowden 008.13 The remains of a Castle now converted into a farm Steading. at one time inhabited by Halbert Kerr, the progenitor of the Kerr family, and is now the property of the present Duke of Roxburgh The only remains - Which appear on the S.E. [South East] Side of the present farm buildings- is the Original gateway, Bakehouse, and a portion of the Wall which inclosed the Castle.
OS1/29/4/25 HOBBIE KER'S WELL Hobbie Ker's Well Hobbie Ker's Well Hobbie Ker's Well Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Bowden John Renwick, Bowden 008.13 This name applies to a well of superior water. it is situated near the remains of Holydean Castle. on the farm of Holydean, the property of the Duke of Roxburghe. The inhabitants of the Castle, obtained water from this well by means of a rope and pulley - Which has Since been Superseded by a pump.
OS1/29/4/25 [page] 25 Sheet 8 No. 13 Parish of Bowden Described by Thomas Ratcliffe C/a [Civil assistant]
OS1/29/4/26 BOWDEN COMMON Bowden Common Bowden Common Bowden Common Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce. Bowden John Scott Schoolmaster - Bowden George Goodfellow Shepherd Langleefoot 008.09; 008.13 A tract of land the surface of which is rough pasture and Furze. it is situated a little to the northwest of the village of Bowden, let out to different parties for grazing Cattle. and is the property of the Duke of Roxburgh
OS1/29/4/26 FAUGHHILL Faughhill Faughhill Faughhill Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce Bowden John Scott Bowden James Madder, Farmer Tenant 008.13 A two storey house with garden and extensive office houses attached, Situated on the farm of Faughhill. the property of the Duke of Roxburgh
OS1/29/4/26 WEST BURN West Burn West Burn West Burn James Madder, Farmer. Faughhill Robert Grieve Mason. Bowden George Goodfellow, Langleefoot 008.13 A small burn which has its source from a loch near Langleefoot on Bowden Common, flowing partly through a covered drain on the farm of Faughhill again issuing out on said farm. Keeping an east and southerly direction till it enters Bowden Burn a little below Bowden Mill
OS1/29/4/26 [Page] 26 Sheet 8 No. 13 Parish of Bowden Described by Thomas Ratcliffe c/a [civil assistant]
OS1/29/4/27 BOWDEN BURN Bowden Burn Bowden Burn Bowden Burn Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce. Bowden John Scott, Schoolmaster . Bowden William McIvor, Taxman - Toll Bar 008.10; 008.13; 008.14 A burn having its source from the junction of Holydean Wood, and Prieston Burns, and flows into Newton Burn near Newtown village.
OS1/29/4/27 PRIESTON BURN Prieston Burn Prieston Burn Prieston Burn Revd. James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Bowden William McIvor, Toll Bar 013.03; 013.04; 008.13; 014.01 A burn having its source on the farm of Prieston at Curdyhaugh Moss and flows in an easterly direction till it enters a mill dam, at "Bowden Stand Dam Toll Bar".
OS1/29/4/27 BOWDEN STAND DAM T.P. Bowden Stand Dam (Toll Bar) Bowden Stand Dam (Toll Bar) Bowden Stand Dam (Toll Bar) William McIvor Tenant Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott Bowden 008.13 A one storey house with garden attached, used for the purpose of collecting toll rates. it is situated on the Selkirk road about half a mile from the village of Bowden, and is the property of the County Trustees (William McIvor. Taxman)
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OS1/29/4/28 HOLYDEAN WOOD Holydean Wood Holydean Wood Holydean Wood Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden Walter Brunton, Gardener, Bowden 007.16; 008.13 A large tract of land, the surface of which is studded with scattered trees of natural growth, it is situated on the farm of Holydean, the property of the Duke of Roxburgh.
OS1/29/4/28 HOBBIE KER'S HANGING TREE Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Bowden Walter Brunton, Bowden 008.13 This name applies to a tree situated on the farm of Holydean, it has a thick branch extending from the trunk, bent like an arm, on which tradition says that Habbie Kerr used to hang his enemies (hence the name).
OS1/29/4/28 STAND DAM Stand Dam Stand Dam Mr. John Scott - Bowden Mr. William McIvor - Toll Bar Mr. Robert Blackie - Holydean 008.13 This name applies to a Millpond Situated at the confluence of Holydean Wood, and Prieston Burns.
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OS1/29/4/28 [Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree] While changed in the naming sections of this entry, in the description it was, as original, Habbie Kerr. .
OS1/29/4/29 CAMP (Supposed Site of) [Camp Knowe] Camp Knowe Camp Knowe Camp Knowe Revd [Reverend] James Allardyce, Bowden John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden Robert Grieve, Mason, Bowden 008.13 A rising piece of ground at the west end of the village of Bowden, it is supposed that at one time a Camp in connection with one on the Eildon Hills stood on it, (hence the name) if so, there are no vestiges remaining of it now. -
OS1/29/4/29 SOUTHBANK Southbank Southbank Southbank Revd. [Reverend] James Allardyce, Bowden John Scott Bowden Robert Grieve Bowden 008.13 A two storied house with garden attached, it is situated at the Southwest end of the village of Bowden and is the property of Patrick Brodie, Farmer, Clarilaw.
OS1/29/4/29 NORTHBANK Northbank Northbank Northbank Robert Grieve, Proprietor Revd [Reverend] James Allardyce, Bowden John Scott Bowden 008.13 A two storied house with garden attached, it is situated at the Northeast end of the village of Bowden and is the property of Robert Grieve, Mason, Bowden,
OS1/29/4/29 [Page] 29 sheet 8 No. [Number] 13 Parish of Bowden [Signed] Described by Thomas Ratcliffe c/a [civilian assistant]
OS1/29/4/30 POST OFFICE [Bowden] Post Office Post Office Post Office Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden Robert Nicol, innkeeper, Bowden 008.13 A portion of a building used for the purposes of a P. [Post] Office. Letters are conveyed to, and from Newtown Post Office, it is situated near the centre of the village, and is the property of Robert Nicol, Iinnkeeper Bowden
OS1/29/4/30 CROWN INN [Bowden] Crown Inn Crown Inn Crown Inn Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Bowden Robert Nicol, Proprietor, Bowden 008.13 A two storey house with garden attached, also stabling, it is situated near the central part of the village of Bowden, and is the property of Robert Nicol Innkeeper. _
OS1/29/4/30 CROSS [Bowden] Cross Cross Cross Revd. [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden John Scott, Bowden Robert Nicol, Bowden 008.13 This name applies to an old stone Cross, placed near the centre of the village, where markets, fairs, &c, used to be held, but are now done away with; a portion of the stone still remains to denote the place. Date of erection unknown_
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OS1/29/4/30 [Page] 30 Sheet 8 No 13 Parish of Bowden Described by Thomas Ratcliffe c/a [civilian assistant]
OS1/29/4/31 BOWDEN [village] Bowden Bowden Bowden Revd [Reverend] James Allerdyce John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden Robert Grieve, Mason, Bowden 008.13 A village in the parish of Bowden, consisting of one and two storey houses, with gardens attached, it is the property of the Duke of Roxburgh, and other parties
OS1/29/4/31 FREE CHURCH [Bowden] Free Church Free Church Free Church Revd [Reverend] James Allerdyce John Scott, Bowden Robert Grieve, mason, Bowden 008.13 A building used for the purpose of public worship, built in 1843, average number of attendants 120, average number of Communicants 120, Revd [Reverend] Mr. Pirrie is minister, and paid out of the Sustentation Fund
OS1/29/4/31 BOWDEN MILL Bowden Mill Bowden Mill Bowden Mill Revd [Reverend] James Allerdyce John Scott, Bowden Robert Shiel, Miller, Bowden Mill 008.13 A building used for the purpose of grinding Wheat, Corn etc with dwelling house and garden attached, it is situated a little southwest of the village of Bowden, and is the property of the Revd [Reverend] J. Seaton Karr Kippielaw -
OS1/29/4/31 Sheet 8 No 13 Parish of Bowden Described by Thomas Ratcliffe c/a [Civilian Assistant] [page 31]
OS1/29/4/32 CHURCH [Bowden] Church (Ph) [parish] Church (Ph) [parish] Church (Ph) [parish] Revd [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden, John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden, Robert Shiel, Miller, Bowden Mill 008.13 A building used as a place of worship situated a little to the southwest of the village of Bowden, number of sittings 400, average number of attendants 250, average number of Communicants 240, the Revd [Reverend] Mr Allerdyce is minister, and the Duke of Roxburgh is Patron.
OS1/29/4/32 MANSE [Bowden] Manse (Ph) [parish] Manse (Ph) [parish] Manse (Ph) [parish] Revd [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden, John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden, Robt [Robert] Shiel, Miller, Bowden Mill 008.13 A two storey house with garden and office houses attached, occupied by the Revd [Reverend] James Allerdyce, whose stipend is 16 Chalders. Manse and Glebe. £8.6.8 is also allowed for Communion Elements
OS1/29/4/32 SCHOOL [Bowden] School (Ph) [parish] School (Ph) [parish] School (Ph) [parish] Revd [Reverend] James Allerdyce, Bowden, John Scott, Schoolmaster, Bowden, Robert Shiel, Miller, Bowden Mill 008.13 A one storey house used as a school where the usual branches of education are taught, average number of scholars, male and female, 80. the maximum salary and school fees allowed, and is the property of the Heritors of the Parish
OS1/29/4/32 [page] 32 Sheet 8 No 13 Parish of Bowden Described by Thomas Ratcliffe c/a [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/29/4/33 MURDER MOSS Murder Moss Murder Moss James Brack, Farmer James Sword, Bowden Thomas Smail, Whitmuirhall 013.03 This name applies to an extensive tract of marshy land, situated on the farm of Clarilawmuir - a little to the North of the Main road from Newton to Selkirk - proprietor the Duke of Roxburgh. Origin of this Name not Known.
OS1/29/4/33 MURDERMOSS ISLAND Murdermoss Island Murdermoss Island James Brack, Clarilawmuir James Sword, Bowden Thomas Smail, Whitmuirhall 013.03 This name applies to a Small Island Situated in Murder Moss on the farm of Clarilawmuir. the Surface of which is arable. (Origin of the name not known).
OS1/29/4/33 [Page] 33 Sheet 13 No. 3 Parish of Bowden Names described by C/A [Civil Assistant] Kelly.
OS1/29/4/33 Hog Knowe entry deleted.
OS1/29/4/34 PRIESTON Prieston Prieston William Turnbull, Tenant. James Brack, Farmer James Sword, Farmer 013.04 An excellent farm house two storeys high with offices and vegetable garden attached it is Situated on the farm of Prieston, and is the property of Captain Hutton.
OS1/29/4/34 HOUDSHALL Houdshall Hondshall William Carruthers, Tenant. James Sword, Bowden James Brack, Clarilawmoor. 013.04 This name applies to a farm Ho. [House] one storey high, having Suitable offices & vegetable garden attached. it is situated on the farm of Houdhall, and is the property of Charles Dunlop Esqr. , Whitmuir Hall
OS1/29/4/34 CURDYHAUGH MOSS Curdyhaugh Moss Curdyhaugh Moss James Brack, Tenant. James Sword, Bowden. Thomas Smail, Whitmuirhall 013.03 A Small tract of Marshy land Situated (at the south Side of the Co. [County] Road) on the farm of Clarilawmuir, and out of which the Prieston Burn flows.
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OS1/29/4/34 [Page] 34 Sheet 13 No. [Number] 4 & Sheet 13 No. [Number] 3. Parish of Bowden [signed] Names describer by C/A [Civil Assistant] Kelly
OS1/29/4/35 EASTFIELD Eastfield Eastfield Eastfield William Paterson. Tenant. Mr. James McKay. Schoolmaster. Lilliesleaf Mr. Thomas Turnbull. Postmaster. Lilliesleaf 014.01 A moderately sized farm-house, two stories high, and slated; detached are a large arable and stock farm, good Office houses, and a neat Vegetable garden; the property of William Scott Esqr. of Teviotbank.
OS1/29/4/35 KIPPILAW Kippilaw Kippilaw Kippilaw William Paterson. Tenant. Mr. James McKay. Schoolmaster. Lilliesleaf Mr. Thomas Turnbull. Postmaster. Lilliesleaf 014.01 A gentleman's mansion, surrounded by Plantations, pasture fields, and ornamental ground; detached are Office houses, and servants apartments, a wash house, bleaching ground, and a very fine Vegetable and fruit Garden; the property of the Revd. [Reverend] John S. Kerr.
OS1/29/4/35 KIPPILAW MAINS Kippilaw Mains Kippilaw Mains Kippilaw Mains William Paterson. Tenant. Mr. James McKay. Schoolmaster. Lilliesleaf Mr. Thomas Turnbull. Postmaster. Lilliesleaf 014.01 A farm-house, belonging to Kippilaw; it is two stories high and slated; the dwelling and Office houses are in very bad repair, owing to the Revd. [Reverend] Owner not living on the property; the farm is now a stock farm, the fields being let by public Roup annually.
OS1/29/4/35 [Page] 35 Bowden Ph. [Parish] Sheet 14.1 Traces 1 & 2 By Thomas Cosgrove
OS1/29/4/36 EILDON HILLS Eildon Hills Map of Roxburghshire Fullarton's Gazetteer New Statistical account _ 008; 009 A brief mountain range of 3 conical summits, in the parishes of Melrose and Bowden _ the central summit rises according to some 1330 feet & according to Mr John Leslie 1364 feet above the level of the sea_ The views from these summits are considered the most celebrated in the 3 Kingdoms -
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OS1/29/4/37 KERSKNOWE Kers Knowe Thomas Scot Proprietor Andrew Cunningham. Robert Muir Bowden 013.07 A farm house one story high having office houses vegetable garden and a small farm of land attached. it is situated a little to the S.E. [South East] of Whitmuir Hall and is occupied by the proprietor Mr. Thomas Scott.
OS1/29/4/37 FRIARSHAWMOOR Friarshawmuir Andrew Cunningham Tenant. Thomas Scott Kers Knowe. Robert Muir Bowden. 013.07 A farm house two Storys high having Suitable office houses. & vegetable garden attached it is Situated a little to the South of Kers Knowe and is the property of Mark Sprot Esqr. Riddell.
OS1/29/4/37 ALE WATER Ale Water County Map Mr. Jeffrey Solicitor New Statistical account. 013.12; 014.05; 014.06; 014.09 Rises in King's Moorloch Co. [county] of Selkirk after a short run in that co. [county] enters Roxburgh, in which it runs two miles - there again enters Selkirkshire in which it runs 2 miles & returns to Roxburgh a mile above Whitelaid It forms the boundary between this parish and that of Lilliesleaf
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OS1/29/4/37 [Page] 37 Sheet 13 No. 7 Parish of Bowden Patrick Kelly C/A [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/29/4/38 CAMP KNOWES Camp Knowes Camp Knowes Camp Knowes Mr. Dods Mr. P. Brodie Mr. Robert Clarke 014.05; 014.06 A rough rocky ridge S.E. [South East] of Clarilaw. There are some slight appearances of the remains of a camp at the east end, but of too doubtful a character to justify writing the word camp to them. The Knowes may derive their name from these appearances,
OS1/29/4/38 MILLRIGHALL Millrighall Millrighall Millrighall Mr. John Henderson Mr. Alexander Dods Mr. Robert Clarke 014.05 a good house one and two stories high with buildings and yard attached. The farm is of medium size, and is the property of Mr. Carr Craig Ho. [House]. Occupied by Mr. John Henderson.
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OS1/29/4/38 Camp Knowes: the following text has been scored through in red - "but close to Clarilaw there is a large piece of ground that answers the description of Blackchester of the Romans. "
OS1/29/4/39 MIDLEM BURN Midlem Burn Midlem Burn Midlem Burn James Murry Midlemburn. James Ainslie Curling. James Cochrane Midlem. 013.08; 014.05 A Stream having its Source on the farm of Houdshall and flowing in an Easterly direction till it joins the Ale Water. a little to the West of Linthill House.
OS1/29/4/39 NEWHALL MAINS Newhall Mains Newhall Mains Newhall Mains James Murry Midlemburn James Ainslie Curling. James Cochrane Midlem. 013.08 A house one story high having a vegetable garden attached. it is Situated on the farm of Shawburn. and the property of Mr. James Murry.
OS1/29/4/39 CALLA PLANTATION Calla Plantation Calla Plantation Calla Plantation James Murry Midlemburn James Ainslie Curling James Cochrane Midlem 013.08; 013.12 A Small Wood Situated on the Estate of Riddell through which the Chester Knowes Burn passes. proprietor Mark Sprot Esqr.
OS1/29/4/39 [Page] 39 Sheet 13 No. 8 Parish of Bowden [Signed] P. Kelly.
OS1/29/4/40 CAMP (Remains of) [Kippilaw Mains] Camp (Remains of) Camp (Remains of) Camp (Remains of) Camp (Remains of) Chalmers Caledonia Jeffrey's History Roxburghshire Mr. Robert Blackie. Holydean Mr John Scott. Teacher Bowden 014.01 Around the British Strength on the Eildon hills there appears to have been several British Forts of smaller Size - Such was their Fort on Coldshiels hill - two miles S.W. [South West] of the Eildon hills The Smaller Strengths of Row. Chester at Kippilaw Mains, & Blackchester Southward of Clarilaw, appears also to have been converted, from British Forts to Roman Posts Rowchester is two miles, and Blackchester, three a half miles Southwards of Eildonhills - The part of Rowchester, which stands on a gentle eminence is in the form of a Parallelogram, having the angles rounded: it was fortified by a strong rampart, and large fosse, including an area of two and a half acres - Rowchester is the name of a Roman Fort near Severus's wall - Raechester is also the of the Roman Station in Reedsdale; and "Rochester" in Kent, derives its name from a Roman Fort" - Kinghorns Ms. [Manuscript] Survey "It is remarkable that the Military Road passing through this district, leads directly up to the Strength on Coldshielshill and Blackchester, yet it passes "Rowchester" at the distance of 400 yards Westward"_ Chalmers Cal. [Caledonia] Vol. [Volume] 1. P [Paragraph] 161
OS1/29/4/40 ROWCHESTER (Supposed Site of) ROWCHESTER (Supposed Site of) ROWCHESTER (Supposed Site of) ROWCHESTER (Supposed Site of) ROWCHESTER (Supposed Site of) Chalmers Caledonia Jeffrey's History Roxburghshire Mr. Robert Blackie. Holydean Mr John Scott. Teacher Bowden 014.01 Around the British Strength on the Eildon hills there appears to have been several British Forts of smaller Size - Such was their Fort on Coldshiels hill - two miles S.W. [South West] of the Eildon hills The Smaller Strengths of Row. Chester at Kippilaw Mains, & Blackchester Southward of Clarilaw, appears also to have been converted, from British Forts to Roman Posts Rowchester is two miles, and Blackchester, three a half miles Southwards of Eildonhills - The part of Rowchester, which stands on a gentle eminence is in the form of a Parallelogram, having the angles rounded: it was fortified by a strong rampart, and large fosse, including an area of two and a half acres - Rowchester is the name of a Roman Fort near Severus's wall - Raechester is also the of the Roman Station in Reedsdale; and "Rochester" in Kent, derives its name from a Roman Fort" - Kinghorns Ms. [Manuscript] Survey "It is remarkable that the Military Road passing through this district, leads directly up to the Strength on Coldshielshill and Blackchester, yet it passes "Rowchester" at the distance of 400 yards Westward"_ Chalmers Cal. [Caledonia] Vol. [Volume] 1. P [Paragraph] 161
OS1/29/4/40 BLACKCHESTER (Supposed Site of) BLACKCHESTER (Supposed Site of) 014 Around the British Strength on the Eildon hills there appears to have been several British Forts of smaller Size - Such was their Fort on Coldshiels hill - two miles S.W. [South West] of the Eildon hills The Smaller Strengths of Row. Chester at Kippilaw Mains, & Blackchester Southward of Clarilaw, appears also to have been converted, from British Forts to Roman Posts Rowchester is two miles, and Blackchester, three a half miles Southwards of Eildonhills - The part of Rowchester, which stands on a gentle eminence is in the form of a Parallelogram, having the angles rounded: it was fortified by a strong rampart, and large fosse, including an area of two and a half acres - Rowchester is the name of a Roman Fort near Severus's wall - Raechester is also the of the Roman Station in Reedsdale; and "Rochester" in Kent, derives its name from a Roman Fort" - Kinghorns Ms. [Manuscript] Survey "It is remarkable that the Military Road passing through this district, leads directly up to the Strength on Coldshielshill and Blackchester, yet it passes "Rowchester" at the distance of 400 yards Westward"_ Chalmers Cal. [Caledonia] Vol. [Volume] 1. P [Paragraph] 161
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OS1/29/4/41 OLD MANSE [SE of Midlem] Old Manse Old Manse Old Manse James Ainslie Farmer Robert Muir Schoolmaster James Cochrane Farmer 013.08 This name applies to a house two storeys high, thatched, with a vegetable garden & a small farm of land attached. it is situated a little to the S.E [South East] of Midlem village and the propertty of Mrs Mitchel,
OS1/29/4/41 CROOK HILL Crook Hill Crook Hill Crook Hill James Ainslie. Robert Muir. James Cochrane Midlem. 013.08 An elevated portion of land. the Surface of the west end of which is planted to form a Fox Cover. it is Situated on the Estate of Riddell a little to the North of Curling Farm House. Proprietor Mr. Sprot Esqr.
OS1/29/4/41 CURLING Curling Curling Curling James Ainslie Tenant. Robert Muir. James Cochrane. 013.08 A farm house one story high with Suitable offices and vegetable garden attached. it is Situated west of "Chester Knowes" and the property of William Currie Esqr. Linthill.
OS1/29/4/41 [Page] 41 Sheet 13 No. 8 Parish of Bowden Names described by C/A [Civilian Assistant] Kelly
OS1/29/4/42 MIDLEMBURN Midlemburn Midlemburn Midlemburn James Murry Tenant. James Ainslie Farmer Robert Muir Schoolmaster. 013.08 A good farm house One Story high having office houses & vegetable garden attached. it is Situated a little to the South of Midlem Burn and is occupied by James Murry Proprietor.
OS1/29/4/42 CHESTERKNOWES Chester Knowes Chester Knowes Chester Knowes James Murry Farmer James Ainslie Farmer Robert Muir. 013.08 This name applies to two Small Cottage houses about two hundred Yards apart. they are Situated on the Estate of Riddell a little to the North of ChesterKnowes Burn and is the property of Mark Sprot Esqr.
OS1/29/4/42 SHAWBURN Shawburn Shawburn Shawburn Thomas Jeffery. Tenant James Murry Farmer. Robert Muir. 013.08 A farm house One Story high having Suitable offices, vegetable garden and a farm of Arable land attached. it is Situated near a stream of the Same name & the property of Mark Sprot Esqr.
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OS1/29/4/43 CHESTER KNOWES BURN Chester Knowes Burn Chester Knowes Burn Chester Knowes Burn James Murry Midlem Burn James Ainslie Farmer James Cochrane Midlem 013.08; 013.11; 013.12; 014.05 A stream that rises on the farm of Whitmuir and bears this name to where the Boundary between Lilliesleaf & Bowden joins it from whence it is known as Shaw Burn till it joins the Ale Water near Linthill House.
OS1/29/4/43 SHAW BURN Shaw Burn Shaw Burn Shaw Burn James Murry, Midlem Burn James Ainslie Curling James Cochrane Midlem 013.08; 014.05 Is the Continuation of Chester Knowes Burn from the Parish Boundary between Lilliesleaf and Bowden and flowing in an Easterly direction till it joins the Ale Water near Linthill House.
OS1/29/4/43 BRAID HILL Braid Hill Braid Hill Braid Hill James Murry Midlem Burn James Ainslie Curling James Cochrane Midlem 013.08 A Hill Situated at the North End of Midlem Village the Surface of which is Furze & Rough pasture and is a Common belonging to the inhabitants of Midlem Village.
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OS1/29/4/44 CHURCH (Secession) [Midlem] Church (Secession) James Murry Midlem Burn James Cochrane Midlem Robert Muir Schoolmaster 013.08 A plain building Situated at the North end of the Village of Midlem The interior of which is neatly fitted up and Can accommodate with sittings about 200 adults
OS1/29/4/44 MANSE [Secession, Midlem] Manse Manse Manse James Murry Midlem James Cochrane Robert Muir Schoolmaster 013.08 A neat and substantial dwelling two Storys high and having a Small garden attached it is Situated Near the Church and is the property of the Congregation of the Secession church and the residence of the Revd [Reverend] T. Aithison
OS1/29/4/44 MIDLEM Midlem Midlem Midlem James Murry James Cochrane Robert Muir 013.08 A Small Village in the South West part of the Ph [Parish] of Bowden the houses in general are of an inferior description and all having Small gardens attached. There are in it a Public Ho [House] a School and a Secession Church and it is the property of the Duke of Roxburgh.
OS1/29/4/44 [Page] 44 Sheet 13 No 8 Parish of Bowden P. Kelly C/A [Civilian Assistant]
OS1/29/4/45 WEST BURN West Burn West Burn West Burn William Patterson, Eastfield John Scott, Bowden Mr Healey, Eildon Hall 014.01 A small burn rising about half a mile East of Prieston flowing in an easterly direction till it empties itself into St. Boswells burn.
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OS1/29/4/45 Heading says sheet 13-7 but situation for West Burn is given as 014.01 Entries for Friarshowmuir and Kew Knowe have been scored through with a note "Cancelled See Page 37"
OS1/29/4/46 CLARILAW MILL (Corn) Clarilaw Mill (Corn) Clarilaw Mill (Corn) Clarilaw Mill (Corn) Mr Patrick Brodie, Clarilaw. Mr Robert Clarke, Longside. Alexander Dods, Linthill. 014.07 A mill for grounding corn. The wheel is turned by Water. Yards and outbuildings attached. The farm is large in the occupation of Mr P. Brody who resides at Clarilaw & the property of the Duke of Roxburgh.
OS1/29/4/46 LONGSIDE Longside. Longside. Longside Mr Robert Clarke. Mr Patrick Brodie Mr Alexander Dods. 014.01 A good farm house one story high (with attics), with yard and buildings attached, all well built and in good repair. A medium sized farm attached occupied by Mr Robert Clarke and the property of Mr Mills of Faldonside
OS1/29/4/46 CLARILAW Clarilaw Mr Patrick Brodie. Mr Robert Clarke. Mr Dods. 014.05 A good house two stories high in a good state of repair, occupied by Mr Patrick Brodie and the property of His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe
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OS1/29/4/47 MIDLEM MILL (Corn) Midlem Mill (Corn) Midlem Mill (Corn) Midlem Mill (Corn) Robert Scott, Auctioneer Lilliesleaf. James Cochrane, Lilliesleaf. John Robertson, Lilliesleaf. 014.05 A good house two stories high Slated and in good repair used as a corn mill. The machinery is propelled by water conveyed in a lade from "Ale Water." The property of William Currie Esq. Linthill
OS1/29/4/47 TOFTBARNS Toftbarns. Toftbarns. Toftbarns Robert Scott, Auctioneer Lilliesleaf. James Cochrane, Lilliesleaf. John Robertson, Lilliesleaf. 014.05 A farm house two Stories high Slated and in good repair having Suitable Offices and a farm of arable land attached. The property of W. Currie Esq. Linthill.
OS1/29/4/47 Salter's Ford Salter's Ford Salter's Ford Salter's Ford Robert Scott, Auctioneer Lilliesleaf. James Cochrane, Lilliesleaf. John Robertson, Lilliesleaf. 014.05 A ford across Ale Water about a mile below Linthill The name is well known being the place where the hawkers of Salt used to cross on their pack horses in times past
OS1/29/4/47 [Page] 47 Parish of Bowden Sheet 14.5 Trace 4 & 6 George Darling
OS1/29/4/48 LINTHILL Linthill. Linthill. Linthill. Alexander Dods, Steward, Linthill. Robert Scott, Lilliesleaf. James Cochrane, Lilliesleaf. 014.05 A plain tho. [though] neat and substantial residence situated on an elevated portion of ground on the N. [North] side of "Ale Water". The grounds are beautifully laid out with walks plantations and scattered trees. The offices and garden are situated on the S. [South] side of the "Ale" which is here spanned by a fine stone bridge. The property & residence of William Currie Esq.
OS1/29/4/48 CAVERS CARRE Cavers Carre. Cavers Carre. Cavers Carre. Alexander Dods, Steward, Linthill. Robert Scott, Lilliesleaf. James Cochrane, Lilliesleaf. 014.05 A fine old family Mansion Situated on the N. [North] Side of "Ale Water" and Nearly Surrounded with trees. The policy grounds are well laid out, and in the park adjoining the house are a great number of fine large trees. It is the property and residence of Admiral Carre.
OS1/29/4/48 [Page] 48 Parish of Bowden Sheet 14 - 5 - Trace 5 George Darling
OS1/29/4/49 NEWHALL Newhall John Scott, Tenant. Peter Pennycuick, Birses lees. James Cochrane, Midlem. 014.06 A farm house two storys high having Suitable office houses and Vegetable garden attached it is situated on the North Side of the Ale Water and is the property of Peter Pennycuick Esq. Birses lees.
OS1/29/4/49 NEWHALLMILL Newhallmill John Scott, Tenant. Peter Pennycuick, Birses lees. James Cochrane, Midlem 014.06 A house one story high thatched having office houses & vegetable gardens attached and occupied by farm Labourers. it is Situated on the farm of Newhall at one time there was a Corn Mill here but is now used as a trashing Mill. Proprietor Petter Pennycuick Esq.
OS1/29/4/49 THE AISLE The Aisle John Sott, Tenant. Peter Pennycuick, Birses lees. James Cochrane, Midlem. 014.06 A burying place belonging to the PennyCuick family it is a plain unroofed building about 20 feet square and was erected about the year 1829 it is situated on the farm of Newhall near the farm House.
OS1/29/4/49 [Page] 49 Sheet 14 No. 6 Parish of Bowden Patrick Kelly
OS1/29/4/50 MILITARY ROAD [Bowden parish] Military Road Chalmer's Caledonia Vol: [Volume] 11. Jeffrey's History of Roxburghshire New Statistical Account. 007.12; 007.16; 008.13; 014.01; 014.05 Around the British Strength, on the Eildon Hills,which seems to have been of Commanding force, there appears to have been Several British Forts of smaller Size _ Some of these, the Romans converted into more defensible Posts Such was their Fort on Cauldshiels Hill, two miles S.W [South West] of the Eildon Hills _ The Smaller Strengths of "Row-chester" at Kippilaw Mains, and Black-chester. Southward of Clarilaw, appears also have been Converted from British Forts to Roman Posts; Row-chester is two miles, & Black-chester, three & a half miles, Southward of Eildon Hills
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OS1/29/4/51 Military Road Military Road Continued These three strengths were connected, by a Military Road of a singular Kind; which runs from the strength on Cauldshiels Hill, South south East, nearly three miles, to the Post of Rowchester; and from it, South East, a mile & a Half to the Camp of Blackchester - This Military Road was mentioned by Milne, in 1743, and by the Minister of Bowden lately - It is described, by Mr Kinghorn, who surveyed it, in 1803, as being in general, about 40 feet broad, but in some places 50, where the uneveness of the ground Caused such a breadth - It was plainly formed, by scooping the earth from the sides, an operation which left the middle high; there is a ditch on each side, from 12 to 28 feet wide, whence the earth
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OS1/29/4/52 Miltary Road Military Road Continued was thrown up, so as to form a mound. on the outside the excavation - No part of this road appears to have been paved with stones - It does not go straight forwards, but in several places takes a bend - This remain is so different from all the Roman roads, in North Britain, that it is not easy to suppose it to have been constructed, by Roman hands - It may have been the work of Romanized Britons, during their struggles, after the Roman abdication - when they re-occupied their strengths, on that sad occasion, they may have imitated the policy of the Romans, in connecting their Posts, by a Military way, upon a Plan, that was adapted to their own purpose - Unlike the Roman Roads, this Military Road,
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OS1/29/4/53 Military Road Military Road Continued appears to have answered all the uses of a covered way - This singular work is, in some respects, similar to the "Catrail" which runs athwart the country, in a similar direction - but considerably to the westward of this covered way - the object of the "Military Road", before mentioned, appears to have been to furnish a defensible passage between these neighbouring strengths. It was probably formed at an earlier period, than the Catrail, when the Romanized Britons had been driven back, from the country through which it passes - It is remarkable, that though this "Military Road" leads up to the strength on Coldshiels Hill, & to the Fort of "Blackchester", yet it passes "Row-chester" at a distance of 400 yards westward; Sending off two branches, one to the South,
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OS1/29/4/54 Military Road Military Road Continued and the other to the North Side of the Fortress - This circumstance clearly shows, that this work was intended, as a covered way between these several strengths. From slight appearances, this remarkable work is supposed to have crossed the Ale Water, Southward, to a strength on "Bewlie Hill"; and from thence, South Eastward, a mile and a half, to the ancient above "Rawflat" - From the British Fort on the Eildon Hills, to the strength on Coldshiels Hill, westward, about two and a half miles, there are a Fosse and Rampart, which appear to have been carried
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OS1/29/4/55 Military Road Military Road Continued throughout the distance, between these Fortresses, as a defencible boundary - the Fosse was dug, from 12 to 15 feet broad, and 9 or 10 feet deep: the rampart was formed of the Earth, which was thrown up from the ditch, upon the north side, to which the ground, throughout the ground naturally slopes - [Signed] R. Burnaby Major R.E. [Royal Engineers] 30 Nov 1859
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OS1/29/4/56 MARS LEE WOOD Mars Lee Wood Mars Lee Wood Mars Lee Wood John Scott - Bowden Thomas Wight - Bowden Moor A. Healy - Eildon Hall 007.08 A large wood, Situate north of the pony Plantation.
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OS1/29/4/57 OS1/29/4 [page] 57 [volume] 4 Co [County] Roxburgh Name Sheets of the PARISH of BOWDEN [stamped] ORDNANCE SURVEY M.S. STORE SOUTHAMPTON [dated] 16 DEC. 1896
OS1/29/4/58 [page] 58 Index to Bowden Parish Names -- Page Ale Water -- 37 Beaurig Moss -- 23 Blackchester Moss -- 10 Blackchpool Moss -- 14 Blackchester (Supposed Site of) -- 40 Bowden Ph. [Parish] -- 1 Bowden (Village) -- 31 Bowden Burn -- 27 Bowden Common -- 26 Bowden Moor -- 11 Bowdenmoor -- 20 Bowdenmoor Quarry -- 11 Bowden Mill -- 31 Bowden Stand Dam T.P. [Turnpike] -- 27 Braid Hill -- 43 Broad Wood -- 18 Calla Plantation -- 39 Camp -- 21 Camp (Remains of) ROWCHESTER (supposed site of) -- 40 Camp Knowe (Supposed site of) -- 29 Camp Knowes -- 38 Cavers Carre -- 48 Chesterknowes -- 43 Chapel and Grave Yard (Site of) -- 21 Chesterhall -- 18 Church -- 32 Church (Secession) -- 44 Clarilaw -- 46 Clarilaw Mill -- 46 Clarilaw moor -- 14 Crown Inn -- 30 Cross -- 30 Crook Hill -- 41 Curling -- 41 Curdyhaugh Moss -- 34 Eastfield -- 35 Eildon Mid Hill -- 17 Eildon Wester Hill -- 13 Eildon Hills -- 36 Faugh-hill -- 26 Faughhill Moor -- 20 Free Church -- 31 F.C. [Free Church] Manse -- 24 Friarshawmoor -- 37
OS1/29/4/59 [page] 59 Index to Bowden Parish Names -- Page Glenburnie Burn -- 24 Greenside Plantation -- 17 Helm Plantation -- 19 Hobbie Ker's Hanging Tree -- 28 Hobbie Ker's Well -- 25 Holy Dean -- 19 Holydean -- 25 Holydean Burn -- 23 Holydean Castle (Remains of) -- 25 Holydean Deer Park -- 16 Holydean Wood -- 28 Houdshall -- 34 Huntly Burn -- 12 Jean's Wood -- 11 Kersknowe -- 37 Kippilaw -- 35 Kippilaw Mains -- 35 Longlee Plantation -- 13 Little Hill -- 13 Manse -- 32 Manse -- 44 Midlem -- 44 Midlem Burn -- 39 Midlemburn -- 42 Midlem Mill (Corn) -- 47 Military Road -- 50 Millrighall -- 38 Murder Moss -- 33 Murdermoss Island -- 33 Mars Lee Wood -- 56 Newhall -- 49 Newhallmill -- 49 Newhall Mains -- 39 Northbank -- 29 Old Manse -- 41 Old Prieston -- 14 Post Office -- 30 Pony Plantation -- 12 Prieston -- 34 Prieston Burn -- 27 Ringan's Dean -- 19 Rhymer's Glen -- 12 Salter's Ford -- 47
OS1/29/4/60 [page] 60 Index to Bowden Parish Names -- Page School -- 32 Shaw Burn -- 43 Shawburn -- 42 Siller Stane -- 17 Southbank -- 29 Stand Dam -- 28 The Stell -- 21 The Aisle -- 49 Lady Moss -- 20 Longside -- 46 Longleefoot -- 18 Linthill -- 48 Wood Burn -- 23 West Burn -- 26 Whiterig -- 24 West Burn -- 45 Clarilaw Burn -- 10 Clarilawburn -- 10 Camp -- 10