HECK, a hamlet, in the parish of Lochmaben, county of Dumfries, 2¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Lockerbie; containing 57 inhabitants. It lies on the west side of the river Annan, which forms the eastern boundary of the parish. The village is ancient, and is one of several the holm ground around which is extremely rich and fertile. Mention is made of the place in royal warrants under the sign-manual of James VI. and of Charles II.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis