|012 Packman's Grave,
Packman's Grave is situated at the fork in the road from
Priestlaw to Garvald and Gifford and comprises five stones. Two
large stones are obvious but the other three are hidden in the
heather. The stones are spread over an area roughly equal to the
size of a grave.
Whiteadder Reservoir is on the B6355 between Gifford and Preston.
The stones can be found a few meters on the left after the fork in
the road, along the minor road leading north to Garvald, just
after the cattle grid.
On verge at side of road beside cattle grid.
This place is also known as 'The Packman's Grave'; a
packman who is said to have been murdered by an innkeeper at
Danskine and is traditionally said to have been buried
The RCAHMS notes two other locations for "Packman's
Grave". Neither have been visited by the author to date.
NT 7471 5013
Packman's Grave: A quarrel broke out here between two packmen
after a fair at Polwarth, one being killed. He was buried where
he fell, and a rough hewn stone marks the spot. (Shown on
NT 6956 6862
A small heap of stones, under which it is said that a chapman or
pedlar is buried following his murder, is situated on the parish
boundary. It is also noted from an early period as the junction
of the Laird's lands. (Not shown on O.S map)