List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
COULL CASTLE (Site of) Coull Castle (Site of)
Coull Castle (Site of)
Coull Castle (Site of)
Castle of Coull
Castle of Coull
Andrew Ross Esqr. Tarland
Mr. Robert Wilson
Mr. Alexander Wright
New Stat [Statistical] Account.
Old Stat [Statistical] Account.
082 The site of what was once a large Feudal Fortress and the seat of the "Durwards", once a great family in Cromar; not the slightest vestige of it now remains, and its date of erection is lost, but the Durward family first became important in Malcolm the 3rds reign, 1057.
Fullartons Gazetteer notices that several old Scottish Silver Coins have been found here, but where found cannot be pointed out.

Upon a rocky eminence in the vicinity of the church may still be seen the remains of the Castle of Coull. It appears to have been a fortification of considerable extent and great strength, of square form, with large hexagonal towers at its angles. The fosse may still be distinctly seen. It was the seat of the Durwards, - a family once in great influence in this district. It is a common saying still, that the church bell of Coull rings of its own accord when a Durward dies. New Statistical Account page 959.

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County of Aberdeen -- Parish of Coull

[Signed] C.W. Wilson Cap. R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers] July 16th 189? [5] [16 Jul 189[5]

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