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LINTON (Parish) Linton (Parish ) Continued This parish, occupying as it does what was formerly called the "Dry Marches" formed one of the principal thoroughfares betwixt the two kingdoms- A place close to Linton Loch appears at one time to have been an important pass, the Small eminence on which the church is built seems to have afforded a favourable eminence for defending it altho [although] nothing positive respecting it can be obtained. -
In a field on the farm of Frogden 5 or 6 upright Stones, forming a circle, were designated the "Tryst", from their being a rendezvous where predatory hordes projecting an incursion into Northumberland were wont to meet- these Stones have long Since been removed, but the field is still well known as the "Five Stone Field" and the name is writted on sheet 10. 14-

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