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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CASTLETON Castletoun
Castletown
Castleton
Castleton
Castleton
Valuation Rolls for 1811
Walker's and Blackwood's Maps
Johnston's Map of Roxburghshire
List of Post Towns for 1858
Dr [Doctor] Barton, Ph [Parish Minister]
[Situation]At the Sn [Southern] Extremity of Roxburghshire The Name of this Parish originated
with a Fort or Castle which stood on a precipice about 100 feet perpendicular
on the east bank of Liddel Water -
the ramparts and fossee of which still
remain - called in more modern times
Liddel Castle and which sheltered the
now extinct village of Castletoun from
which the Ph [Parish] name is more immediately
derived - In old histories etc this Ph [Parish] is
termed the County of Lidisdale. It is
still termed in Poetry and conversation
Liddesdale. The adjunct ton is the approved
modern orthography for toun and
town.
The Parish of Castelton is bounded on the North by those of Teviothead, Cavers, Hobkirk and Southdean
on the East by the Counties of Northumberland and Cumberland, on the South by Cumberlandshire and Canonbie Ph [Parish] in Dumfrieshire and
on the West by those of Ewes, WesterKirk and Eskdalemuir also in Dumfrieshire. There is no part of Castleton detached, nor is there
within the limits here assigned to it a detached portion of another Parish. Its form is that of an irregular triangle, its greatest length
from Neides Law on the north-east to its southern extremity at the confluence of Muir Burn with Kershope Burn is 17 1/2
miles; and its greatest breadth from Peel Fell on the En [ Eastern] boundary to Tudhope Hill on the West is 14 miles, and it includes
a more extensive area than any other Parish in the South of Scotland - containing nearly 68,152 1/2 Impl [Imperial] Acres nearly 2/3ds [two-thirds]
of which are in permanent hill pasture or moor. The general appearance of the upper part of the Parish is mountainous
and ..
LIDDESDALE Liddesdale
Liddesdale
Liddesdale
Ancient Map of Roxburghshire
Gazetteer of Scotland
New Statl Acct [Statistical Account] of Castleton
[Situation]At the Sn [Southern] Extremity of Roxburghshire The Name of this Parish originated
with a Fort or Castle which stood on a precipice about 100 feet perpendicular
on the east bank of Liddel Water -
the ramparts and fossee of which still
remain - called in more modern times
Liddel Castle and which sheltered the
now extinct village of Castletoun from
which the Ph [Parish] name is more immediately
derived - In old histories etc this Ph [Parish] is
termed the County of Lidisdale. It is
still termed in Poetry and conversation
Liddesdale. The adjunct ton is the approved
modern orthography for toun and
town.
The Parish of Castelton is bounded on the North by those of Teviothead, Cavers, Hobkirk and Southdean
on the East by the Counties of Northumberland and Cumberland, on the South by Cumberlandshire and Canonbie Ph [Parish] in Dumfrieshire and
on the West by those of Ewes, WesterKirk and Eskdalemuir also in Dumfrieshire. There is no part of Castleton detached, nor is there
within the limits here assigned to it a detached portion of another Parish. Its form is that of an irregular triangle, its greatest length
from Neides Law on the north-east to its southern extremity at the confluence of Muir Burn with Kershope Burn is 17 1/2
miles; and its greatest breadth from Peel Fell on the En [ Eastern] boundary to Tudhope Hill on the West is 14 miles, and it includes
a more extensive area than any other Parish in the South of Scotland - containing nearly 68,152 1/2 Impl [Imperial] Acres nearly 2/3ds [two-thirds]
of which are in permanent hill pasture or moor. The general appearance of the upper part of the Parish is mountainous
and ..

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Parish of Castleton County of Roxburghshire

The name of this district can only be inserted on the reduced plan. [signed] JBJ
In defining Liddesdale the Gazetteer remarks "a district in Roxburghshire drained by the Liddel taking its name from the that stream and identical as to both limits and History with the Parish of Castleton"

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