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Quiech Castle (Continued) 032 [continued from page 81]
overhangs the Esk, on the North side of the river. Part of the Castle forms the walls of the cottages which now occupy its place. These are about 3 feet thick the door & window lintels are of old hewn ashler, and one of them is dated 1686. A Chapel is also said to have been here in old times, and a fountain at a little distance is known by the name of St. Colm, to whom the Chapel may have been inscribed"
Land of the Lindsays
The northern gable of the Cot-house between the White Burn & the Black Burn, where these streams enter the Esk, is of great thickness, and according to the above, quoted from the "Land of the Lindsays", is part of the Castle of Quiech. There is nothing remarkable in the appearance of the Gable Wall, which is dressed &c. on the outside like the ordinary walls of the house but it is generally understood as stated by the authorities - personal, to be a part of the Old Castle of Quiech. The author of the "Land of the Lindsays" omits the name (Quiech) in describing the Castle, and refers to a very old thorn tree as being at Glenquiech "where the "furious Graham" & the "brave Rose" fell in deadly combat & where the fair Matilda" &c. It is evident that the reference made to the above as Glenquiech, is a mistake for Quiech Castle, which is a name also for another Castle in the County at Alyth about 10 Miles distant. (See Old Statl. Acct. [Statistical Account] & Fullarton's Gazetteer, which call it Quiech Castle.)

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Co. [County] Forfar -- Tannadice Parish

There is no definite information to be
had of the Chapel in connexion with the
Castle of Quiech. Upon the authority of Mr.
Bowman, Shielhill, there were quantities of bones
found about 50 years ago at the angle of
the woods meeting near the Castle, which skirt
the Burns - The White & Black Burns.
There is a Spring in a steep bank
East of "Shielhill Bridge", but it is not
identified with the name "St. Colm" given
in the Land of the Lindsays, nor is this name
known to anybody in the Parish.
The old Thorn tree alluded to in
the "Land of the Lindsays" stood till
within 30 years ago, and was
not far from Shielhill Bridge
& the Old Castle.

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