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Pole Hill

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Evelick or Pole hill, a wooded summit (944 feet) of the Sidlaws, in Kilspindie parish, Perthshire, 5¼ miles ENE of Perth. Commanding one of the finest prospects in Scotland, it is crowned, on its SE shoulder, with vestiges of an ancient fortification, seeming to have comprised two concentric stone walls and a fosse. Evelick Castle, a ruin at the eastern base of the hill, was the ancient seat of the Lindsays, knights of Evelick, and appears to have been a place of considerable strength.

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