List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BRIDGE OF CRAIG Bridge of Craig See descriptive remarks for these names in the Name sheets for
Glenisla Parish
REEKIE LINN Reekie Linn See descriptive remarks for these names in the Name sheets for Glenisla Parish
Easter Peel
Easter Peel
Easter Peel
Easter Pole
David Ogilvy Occr. [Occupier]
Charles Spalding Esqr.
Val. [Valuation] Roll (1861) & 1859
Lease of Farm
County Map
030 A farm house and offices the property of the Earl of Airlie.
Track of MOAT [Easter Peel] Moat (remains of) New Statistical Account
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Haldane Ph. [Parish] Minister of Kingoldrum
Mrs. Ogilvy Easter Peel
030 The Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Haldane of Kingoldrum says that a ditch, immediately to the East side of the farmhouse of Easter Peel is the only remains of the Moat referred to in the New Stat [Statistical] Account that can be discovered. Regarding the Castle Mr Haldane can only say that tradition reports of such a building being where the farm house is. but he doubts its reality as no foundation was ever razed or found in the memory of any person he can find.
Mrs. Ogilvy wife of the present tenant of Easter Peel informs me that about 27 years ago the Moat or Canal (as she calls it) was more entire and could have been distinctly seen. There is a slight hollow on the West side of the house which she points out as the track of part of it. And is shewn on Exn [Examination] Trace

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Easter Peel [note]
This moat it appears has been identified as the ditch that surrounded
or defended the ancient Castle of Sir Allan Durward and as this
is certain is not equally certain that Easter Peel stands on the site of
the Castle? Therefore should not the name be written on Plan
Easter Peel
on the site of

Track of Moat [note]
[Name Initialled] J.B. Major R.E. [Royal Engineers]

"The only individual of any note that was ever connected with the Parish of Lintrathen was
Sir Allan Durward, who made a conspicuous figure in the reign of Alexander III. The greater
part of the parish appears to have belonged to him. His Castle is now entirely demolished, but
the Moat that surrounded it is partly visible. Vestiges of the wall which once lined his Deer Park
may also be noticed. New Statistical Account.

[Against wall, in above extract]
[Initialled] J.B. Major

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