List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of TARTRAVEN CASTLE Site of Tartraven Castle
Site of Tartraven Castle
Site of Tartraven Castle
Mr. W. Kidd Craigmailin
Mr. Liddel Mid Tartraven
Mr. G. Russel Mid Tartraven
005 [situation] About 1 Mile N.E. by E. [North East by East] from Silvermine

On the spot indicated there formerly stood the Castle of Tartraven. Of this Castle not a vestige now remains but the foundations were visible fifty years ago as Mr. Walter Kidd, who pointed out the site, states that where he resided near this place about the beginning of the present Century, not only the foundations but portions of the gateway were standing. The only account of this Edifice Known in the Country is that it was a Mansion or Small Castle belonging to a family named Ross who during the Protectorate were staunch Royalists. The Proprietor of that period had, according to tradition, seven sons, stalwart horsemen, who occasionally made descents on Cromwell's garrison in Linlithgow and often succeeded in surprising and cutting off straggling troopers.

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Parish of Linlithgow -- Sheet 5 No. 15. -- Trace 2

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See also page 32.

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