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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MERTON Myreton +
Myreton*
Merton
Merton
Merton
+ Gazetteer of Scotland 1841
*Record of Session Ph [Parish] of Penninghame
William Dunn, Steward Gardener etc [Merton]
Archibald Forsythe, Hasliegreen
N. McNish, Black Park
013 A Large mound whereon the old Castle of Merton Stood The Moat is now within 3 or 4 feet of Level with the land The foundation is only traceable by the Different appearance of the grass etc in the oblong figure Shewn on trace.
GHOST KNOWE Ghost Knowe William Dunn, Merton
N. McNish, Black Park
Mr W. McClymont, Knockbrex etc.
013 A very Small hill on KnocKbrex farm has taken the name, by Some foolish persons agreeing that Ghosts appeared there, being in the same field with Gallows Hill

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Plan 13D List of Names collected by Dennis Kildoyle Final Examiner
Trace 1
[Object]
Merton - Site of Castle
Ghost Knowe - Hillock

[Note] *I rather think, that this Myrtoun
Castle, refers to another part of the
County, to wit, the Southern end of the
Parish of Mochrum,
I can find no account of any
Castle as stated above, there was
evidently a Gentleman's House at
this place but I do not think there was
any thing more. [Initialled] W.S.L [W S Loop]


[Signed] D. Kildoyle CA [Civilian Assistant]
12th June 18 [46]

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