ArchŠological and Historical Collections Relating to Ayrshire & Galloway, Volume 5

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Association, 1885
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Page 161 - ... sine dilatione et hoc nullo modo omittatis . Ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et...
Page 159 - ... spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum libere quiete plenarie integre honorifice bene et in pace sine aliquo impedimento revocatione contradictione aut olistaculo aliquali.
Page 88 - ... the island. A third iron hammer was found near it. " The original depth from the surface of the island to the bottom was probably from 6 to 7 feet ; but the structure was much dilapidated before I saw it. " Proceeding southward, we come to the island first examined by Lord Percy. It proved to be nearly circular, and to be about 13 yards in diameter. Its surface was raised about 5ú feet above the mud, and on each side of it were two patches of stone nearly touching it. On the north side lay a...
Page 142 - In nomine Domini. Amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat evidenter et sit notum quod anno...
Page 89 - Percy and was found to be smaller ; the layers were not so distinctly marked, and some of the timbers inserted under the upper layer of brushwood were larger, and either split or cut to a face. A stake with two holes bored in it about the size of a finger, a thin piece of wood in which mortises had been cut, and a box, the interior of which was about 6...
Page 87 - ... in length. The surface of the island was of stones, resting on a mass of compressed brushwood, below which were branches and stems of small trees, mostly hazel and birch, mingled with stones, apparently for compressing the moss. Below this were layers of brushwood, fern, and heather, intermingled with stones and soil, the whole resting on a bed of fern 3 or 4 feet in thickness. The mass was pinned together by piles driven into the bottom of the loch, some of which went through holes in the horizontal...
Page 171 - ... introitu et exitu ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus commoditatibus proficuis asiamentis ac justis suis pertinentiis...
Page 81 - Near the spot lumps of sand and stone fused together were picked up. On the south side of the island extraordinary pains had been taken to secure the structure ; heavy slabs of oak, five feet long, two feet wide, and two inches thick, were laid one upon another in a sloping direction, bolted together by stakes inserted in...
Page 84 - ... flat stones laid in circles. I have also obtained from a farmer living near Ravenstone Moss a paddle of black oak, three feet long, fourteen inches broad, and one inch thick, which with four or five others he had found in that moss, lying close to a mass of timbers about six feet from the surface ; this I have every reason to believe formed part of a structure similar to those described. I should have mentioned that, though retaining its shape, the timber is for the most part completely decayed,...
Page 89 - The one next examined stood about sixty yards off, at the extremity of a rocky projection into the loch, but separated from it by the now hardened mud. It was smaller, and the layers were not so distinctly marked, and some of the timbers inserted in it under the first layer of brushwood were larger, and either split or cut to a face. A stake with two holes bored in it about the size of a finger, a thin piece of wood in which mortices had been cut, and a sort of box, the interior of which was about...

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