List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CASTLE HILL [Site of the CASTLE OF FORFAR] Castle Hill (Site of Castle)
Castle Hill (Site of Castle)
Castle Hill (Site of Castle)
Castle Hill (Site of Castle)
William Roberts Esqr.
Thomas Miln
Mr. White, Writer
Mr. McArthur Inspector of Poor
038 A small round eminence, on which at one time, stood a Castle the residence of some of the ancient Kings of Scotland. On the summit of the eminence there is a small round turret erected about 60 years ago partly from the stones of the Old Cross which had stood in front of the Towns House.
"In the earliest notices that exist relative to Forfar, its Castle is described as a Royal residence, and in the accounts of the chamberlain of the Royal Household in the reign of Alexander III and of some preceding monarks a charge is entered for the Kings gardeners at Forfar. The Castle was destroyed in 1307." New Stat. [Statistical] Account.
"The Castle stood on a rising ground to the north of the town, and appears from traces of it which existed, half a century ago, and from the amount of its conjectured delapidation in building the modern town, to have been very extensive. A figure of it cut in stone remains upon the old market cross, and forms the device of the common seal of the burgh."
Fullarton's Gazetteer.

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[Additional note]
From Jervise's Memorials of Angus & Mearns 1861
It may be inferred with much plausibility that the reported Castle of King Malcolm and whose Queen was born and
Educated in England had stood upon the Inch while the more recent Fort occupied the Castle Hill: That hill is
a conical mound on the north East of the Town upon which also were the remains of a Castle - the mound is about
50 feet in height, had at one time been moated, and upon it was placed some years ago a picturesque tower."
[Initialled] JB

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