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CASTLE (Site of) [Castle Hill, Rattray] Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Mr Henderson
Mr. A. Johnson
New Statistical Account
Old Stat. [Statistical] Account
Johnstone's Coy [County] Map
009 A cultivated eminence somewhat oval in form, and evidently artificial. Situate a little north east of the above farmhouse. Mr. Henderson farmer, on making some improvements here removed a quantity of Stones regularly laid and supposed to have been the foundation of the old Castle which formerly stood here. Prior to this, and while trenching same place, Mr. Harvey a late proprietor of Rattray Estate, discovered several silver coins, (date unknown). Alexander Johnson Esqr. Hillhead, states that it was surrounded by a moat, - but, from the blowing of the sand from the adjoining hillocks it is now filled up. A well situate a little south is well known as the "Castle Hill Well",
"At the east end of the Loch of Strathbeg, and close by the present farmhouse stands a small hill of a circular form, called the Castle Hill. The famous Cummine, Earl of Buchan had a seat here, but, after his defeat at the battle of Inverury, by King Robert Bruce, this Castle fell into ruins. By the blowing of the light sand in the neighbourhood it is covered with a deep soil."
New Statistical Account
Valuation Roll 1869-70
Mr. Henderson, Tenant,
Mr. A Johnson of Hillhead
County Map
009 A superior farmhouse and offices. The property of Cumming Esqr. Rattray
WELL [Castle Hill] Well 009 A well situate a little south [of Castle Hill] is well Known as the " Castle Hill Well"

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