The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Location : Kirkton House

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Location and Old Maps

Latitude, longitude:      56.423100,-2.899473

View location on the 1855 6-inch map, the 1895 25-inch map, the 1966 25-inch map, or a 1944-50 aerial photograph at the National Library of Scotland website.


1854 Ordnance Survey Name Book Entry    (originals at ScotlandsPlaces)     (more information on the O.S. Name Books page)

List of names to be corrected if necessaryOrthography, as recommended to be used in the new plansOther modes of spelling the nameAuthorities for these other modes of spelling when knownSituationDescriptive remarks or other general observations which may be considered of interestSource
Kirkton House (in ruins)Kirkton House (Remains of)Kirkton House (in ruins)Mr. James Buist, Kirktonbarns; Mr. Oliphant, Easter Friarton.About 1/4 of a mile S.W. of Kirktonbarns farm house.A ruin of a rectangular form at the north side of Forgan burial ground having a small tower at its west end. It was the mansion house of the family of Gillespie but is now rapidly going to decay, there is only the eastern and western gables with the north side wall standing. [Added in red:] "West of it (Morton) near the church, is the lands of Kirkton, the property of David Gillespie Esq. of Kirkton & Montquhanie, which were at the time Sibbald wrote, the property of a family of the name of Young." Leightons Hist. Vol III p 63.OS1/13/34/23


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Kirkton House



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