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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BOGHALL CASTLE (Ruin) Boghall Castle (Ruins)
Boghall Castle (Ruins)
Boghall Castle (Ruins)
Boghall Castle (Ruins)
Castle in ruins
Alexander Gillespie Esqr
Mr J. Morrison
Mr R Glen
Mr D. Lockhart
Johnstons County Map
034.13 The remains of this castle are three disconnected towers, much dilapidated, about 20 ft [feet] in height. The original building was probably a series of towers abutting at irregular intervals from a high thick wall. The enclosure in which the ruins stand is cultivated, and the traces of the remaining towers have been completely obliterated "But by far the finest object of antiquity of which this parish could boast was the remains of the old castle of Boghall. These fine remains, standing near the middle of a beautiful vale, but a most interesting feature to the landscape, but they now serve a very different purpose having been recently demolished to furnish materials for farm buildings, dikes and the like. A small corner tower or two still mark the place where this stood." Statistical Account page 363. Respecting the origin of the name, the Stat. [Statistical] account (page354) says, "the old castle of the family of Biggar stood in the middle of a morass, and this circumstance -- has evidently given rise to its own name Boghall."

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