The Trenches

The Trenches ~ FAL O NO235078 1 95m

The Trenches 1757 Falkland Plan/1757 [described as ‘an old fortification’]
Trenches 1850s OS Name Book 27, 59
Trenches 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

SSE the + SSE trench

For discusion of this feature, of which Trenches is a very accurate description, and their role in deer-hunting, see FAL Introduction, Hunting at Falkland under the Stewarts. The feature consists of at least seven deep trenches sepearated by high embankments, each trench between 150 and 200 m long. They run down a west-facing slope, converging on a point near the Arraty Burn. In plan they look like a half-closed fan, with its narrow end to the west. Immediately to the west of this large feature are two fields marked on Falkland Plan/1775 as Deerends. See also Grewans Den FAL.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2