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The Catrail or Pictsworkditch The Catrail or Pictsworkditch Chalmers caledonia Vol [Volume] 1 Page 238-42
Whitakers History of Manchester Vol [Volume 2 page 93
Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire
Ainslie's Map of Selkirkshire
Antiquarian research has discovered the remains of an artificial safeguard, which is known, in the country, by the several names of the Catrail and of the Pictsworkditch -- The Catrail is the British name of ancient times; and signifies, in the British language, what distinctly intimates the purpose, for which it was made, the dividing fence, or the partition of defence, -- The name of the Pictsworkditch was applied to this remarkable fence, in more modern times, by the same people, who called Severus's Wall the Pictswall, and other objects, by the same well-known name --
The Catrail, consisting of a Fosse, and a double rampart - runs through the shires of Selkirk, and Roxburgh, from Galashiels, on the north, to the Peel Fell, at the eastern extremity of Lidisdale, on the south --
The Pictsworkditch first appeared, on the north, at a farm, called Mosalee, a mile westward from Galashiels, near the obvious remains of a British Fort -- From Mosalee, it runs, southward, by the west of Boghall
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