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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Hallgreen Castle Hallgreen Castle
Hallgreen Castle
Hallgreen Castle
Statistical Account 1843
James Farquhar Esqr., Provost.
Revt [Reverend] John Glegg, Manse
025.02 "A beautiful mansion situated at the southmost point of the parliamentary boundary of the burgh, on an eminence near the sea, a date appears on the west front of it A very much effaced, but Supposed to be 1376. Its walls are very thick and full of arrow holes. and the Stones in many parts appears very much worn by the lapse of ages.
There is every appearance of its having been surrounded by a moat over which there had been a drawbridge with a portcullis near the outer gate of the Court, Several additions appear to have been made to this Castle at different periods Above a door in the Court there is a date of 1687 with initials of the proprietor Mr. Raitt who then occupied the Mansion and had made considerable additions to it, and there is in one of the principal rooms, on the stucco ceiling a coat of Arms, with the words Spero Meliora and the date of 1683. The Castle is now in a very good state of repair. and the grounds very tastefuly kept in order, and is the residence of the proprietor James Farquhar Esqr."
(New Stat. Act. [Statistical Account]

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