List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Ring Hill
Mr. Robert McClelland
Mr. C. Christison
Ainslies Map of Galloway.
026 [Situation] On the farm of 'Balfern' (N) [North] bounded on the west by 'Balfern' & on the East by 'Shell Hill'. I mile East by South of Kirkinner.
A prominent hill on its Summit is the Site of an old camp in shape of a ring, hence the name 'Ring Hill'.
CAMP Old Camp
Old Camp
Ancient Intrenchment.
Mr. J. Broadfoot
G. McHaffie, Esqr.
Rl. Engrs. [Royal Engineers] Map 1819.
026 [Situation] On the Summit of 'Ring Hill', on the farm of 'Balfern' (North).
The 'Site of an Old Camp' supposed to be formed by the 'Danes'. The moat is not traceable.
Wigtown Bay
Wigton Bay
G. McHaffie, Esqr.
Mr. J. Muir
Ainslie's Map 1782.
026 [Situation] On the East side of the Plan, extending N & S [North & South] of this Name.
A large & very extensive Bay on the west side are the 'Baldoon Sands'.

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[Page] 13 -- Plan 26 A -- Parish of Kirkinner

Form 136
Page 32 - Ring Hill
32- Old Camp
33- Wigtown Bay

Ring - A circular fort. Dr. [Doctor] Jamieson's Scot. Dicty. [Scottish Dictionary]

[Note] Camp - In the Statistical Acct. [Account] 1841, page 15, mention is made
"The vestiges of two circular camps may be traced,
"but there is no tradition connected with them".

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