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Site of HURLY HAWKIN, Supposed PALACE OF ALEXANDER I (12th Century) [Hurly Hawkin] Hurly Hawkin Castle (site of)

Hurly Hawkin
Hurley Hawkin
Hurly Haukin
James Dickson Schoolmaster
Mr. Bain. Liff
Forfarshire illustrated.
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Acount] of Co. [County] Forfar
Rambles in Forfarshire in 1850. P. [Page] 147
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] vol. [volume] 13. p. [page] 116
053 [Situation] In the west side of the parish.
Immediately on the west side of the Churchyard, but seperated from it by a narrow deep den, the foundations of an old castle or palace are situated, which is know by the singular and unaccountable name of Hurley Hawkin. The site is a small circular mount, formed of the rubbish of the ruins, with here and there a large stone jutting its grey head through the green sward. It is about thirty-one yards in diameter, a hundred and fifteen in circumference, and not exceeding forty from the Churchyard wall. It is said to have been erected, or at least occupied by Alexander 1st. At one time, says our historian, while residing here, a conspiracy was formed against him, which was discovered at the moment it was to be put in execution; and by the prompt interference of Carron, his chamberlain
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