List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
DEIL'S DIKE Deils Dykes or Deel's Dyke
Deils dyke
Deil's Dyke
James McCaig Herdsman
Statl [Statistical] Account Wigton
William Gibson
010 [Situation] 5 Miles N. [North] of Newluce Village
A portion of fence Now Nearly defaced, it is said to have been built by the Scotch & Picts. as a fortification between them and from its gigantic structure it derives the Name Deils Dyke,
White Cairn
White Cairn
James McCaig
William Gibson
William Hunter
010 [Situation] 5 Miles W. [West] by N. [North] of Newluce Village 1 mile S.W. [South West] of Loch Doon
A large Collection of Stones of a Circular appearance or form and Whitish in Colour and is Situated on the Farm of Beach, and Near the Summit of Beach hill-
AULD WIFE'S GRAVE Auld Wife's Grave
Auld Wife's Grave
Auld Wife's Grave
Mr. James McKenzie
William McMillan
William McComb.
010 [Situation] 1 Mile South of Cairnarzean Fell. A Rock about 15 feet long 10 feet wide and 3½ feet high with an opening of Natural formation resembling a Stone Trough with the exception of its being open at each end. see page 49

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Form 136
Page 18- Deil's Dyke
15- White Cairn
49- Auld Wife's Grave

(Extract) Statistics Wigton page 234
"This ancient fence is invariably 8 feet broad at the base with
"a fosse on the north or inland side of it * * In Galloway it
"uniformly includes the fertile Land to the South of it from which
"circumstance, and from the fosse being on the opposite side, it appears to
"have been built by a people inhabiting the lower and more Southerly part
"of the district."-
"Considering all its circumstance, it is extremely difficult to assign
"its age, its object or its builders". - " I am disposed to think that this work is several centuries older than the arrival of the Irish [Cruithne]
" or Picts in Galloway . - " It is obviously a very ancient work . and was probably formed by the Romanized Britons after the departure of the Roman Armies."
chalmers Caledonia Vol III P [Page] 237

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