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the west by a small stream (the Tod's or Waulker's
Burn) rising in the hills of Balgay, and on the east
by another more scanty rivulet (the Wallace or
Den's Burn) proceeding from the grounds north of
the Law. The ground between these, which is only
about a quarter of a mile in length, is perfectly flat,
but rises considerably at both extremities. The
west extremity, where the rocks were highest, was
at a very early period the site of a castle or strong
fortress ; and on the eastern bank stood the chapel
of St. Itoque.
These two principal streets were intersected at
right angles by narrow lanes and closes ; and a con-
siderable quantity of ground seems to have been
left open for gardens and other purposes. Besides
the streams at each extremity, the whole extent a-
bounds in wells of excellent water. In the broad-
est part of the Seagate stood the old Cross of Dun-
dee. A mark in the present causeway is still left
to shew the spot. In ear to the same place stood the
old Prison, and many ancient buildings, of which
not a vestige remains, — all having been either re-
moved to the new buildings farther to the west, or
occupied by more convenient and extensive im-
Immediately to the west of the mouth of the first
stream mentioned above — namely, that which des-
cends from Balgay, through a beautiful valley now
in the highest state of cultivation, being mostly laid
out in gardens or nurseries — the ground rises into
rocks of basaltic whin or green stone, which, be-
fore being levelled for the improvements of the pre-
sent day, must have been from fifty to ninety feet

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