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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CORSTON TOWER (Ruins of) Corston Tower (in ruins)
Corston Tower (in ruins)
Corston Tower (in ruins)
Corston Tower (in ruins)
William Ballingall Esq.
P.G. Skene Esq.
Mr. Skinner.
Mr. Howden.
016 [situation] 3/8 mile S.W. by W. [South West by West] of Strathmiglo.
The ruins of a plain tower of considerable height, with the remains of a Pigeon house a few yards north, The Tower is in good preservation and has been repaired at the South West corner where it showed signs of falling. It stands upon the South bank of the Eden and originally belonged to the family of Ramsay. It is now the property of Mr. Balfour of Balbirnie.
"The old tower of Corstoun, the residence of the early proprietors, still stands in ruins upon the south bank of the Miglo. In the 15th century this was the property of John Ramsay of Corstoun who was descended from the house of Carnock, one of the most ancient families of the name. Leightons Hist. [History] of Fife p 190,191. Vol [Volume] II"
WILKIE'S QUARRY (Limestone) Wilkie's Quarry
Wilkie's Quarry
Wilkie's Quarry
Swans Map.
Mr. Howden.
Mr. A. Gullens
016 [situation] 2 miles S.S.W. [South South West] of Strathmiglo.
A limestone Quarry on the Lomond Hills, laid out by the [Comissioners] of Awards for the inhabitants of the Parish of Strathmiglo. It is little used owing to the quantity of earth necessary to be removed in order to obtain it.

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7 PLan 16B Strathmiglo Parish.

[Note:] "On the banks of the Miglo (River Eden) is Corston the property of J. Balfour Esq. of Balbirnie. In the 15th century this was the property of John Ramsay of Corstoun who was descended from the house of Carnock, one of the most ancient families of the name. His son Sir John Ramsay of Courston was a great favourite with James III who knighted him and bestowed upon him the lordship of Bothwell in Lanarkshire. Full. [Fullarton's] Gazetteer of Scotland."

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