St Margaret’s Craig

St Margaret’s Craig DFL R NT044958 1 384 295m

St Margaret’s Craig 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

pn St Margaret + Sc crag or craig

OS name Book gives Crag as an alternative form of the generic element, describing it thus ‘A rugged precipice on the north side of Wether Hill [SLN] joining the parish boundary’ (2, 36). It is this liminal position, in the north-west corner of DFL, which probably gave rise to the name, signalling the boundary of the parish whose chief saint was St Margaret. The burn which flows northwards from St Margaret’s Craig into the Pow Burn is called St Margaret’s Burn. It once formed the boundary between SLN and that part of DFL which lay in KNR i.e. the lands of Moreland. However, since 1891, it forms the boundary between SLN and Cleish KNR.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1