NT1485 : Gates to Fordell Castle woodland path

near to Hillend, Fife, Great Britain

Gates to Fordell Castle woodland path
Gates to Fordell Castle woodland path
Geograph for NT1485 Fordell, Fife
On the way to Fordell Castle and St. Theriot's Chapel. Near St. Theriot's Well...

The Mill - The ruined remains of the village mill, are said to be haunted by the spectre of a hanged man who appears with grotesque choking face and bulging eyes.:

During one of Cromwell's campaigns in Scotland, some of his troops invaded the miller's home and demanded to stay. After repeated defiling of the miller's wife and daughter, the miller poisoned them. The miller and his family escaped but his assistant, a man called Jock, was punished and hanged.

The scene is said to be repeated on darker nights, when the sound of branches creaking with his slumped, lifeless weight can be heard.

"Half Ower Half Ower tae Aberdour":
Scots songs and ballads by Jack Beck
"Fordell Ball": Listen to a song about Fordell.....here: LinkExternal link ...... main site here: LinkExternal link :

More info which might prove interesting to research....the late Sir Nicholas Fairbairn MP -restoration work, The Henderson Family, Witch Burning, Ancient Tapestries, Election Incidents, The Fordell Miners, Fordell Mill, The Miller's Ghost, Scotland's first private railway from Fordell to St David's Harbour on the Firth of Forth.
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