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APPLEGARTH.] HISTORICAL MONUMENTS (SCOTLAND) COMMISSION. [CAERLAVEROCK.

with a human head inverted and suspended by
a "woodie" or rope of withies passed through
the mouth. Above are the initias R.M.
(Robert Maxwell), ยน and, beneath, the date
1631. The stone, according to local infor-
mation, came from Dinwoodie Castle, which
formerly stood near the spot.

[Plan inserted]
FIG. 12. - Old Caerlaverock (No. 33 (I) ).

1 Johnstone MSS., p. 42.
xxxiii. -- S.E. -- 14 August 1912.

SITES.
The O.S. maps indicate sites as under:-
29. Sibbaldie Church, Sibbaldie. xliii.
N.W.
30. Monastery, Applegarth Town. xlii. S.E.
31. Market Cross, Applegarth Town. xlii.
S.E.
32. Fort, Kirkholm Hill. xxxiii. S.E.

CAERLAVEROCK.
CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC
STRUCTURES.
33 (I). Old Caerlaverock Castle. - The ruins
of the old stronghold of the Maxwells at Caer-
laverock and the remains of another castle,
apparently its predecessor, are situated on the
marshy flats of the Solway, at the mouth of
the River Nith, some 9 miles south-south-east
of the town of Dumfries (fig.II). The older
site lies within the Castle wood, 200 yards
south-south-east of the other and 500 yards
north of high-water mark, and is formed in a
bed of clay, while the later building stands on
an outcrop of rock.
The buildings and walls on the older site
are demolished, and such foundations as

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