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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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Pitcur, an estate, with a village and a ruined castle, in Kettins parish, Forfarshire. The village stands at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills, near the boundary with Perthshire, 3 miles SE of Coupar-Angus, and is sometimes called Ford of Pitcur. The ruined castle was the ancient baronial seat of the Hallyburtons, who acquired the barony of Pitcur in 1432; and the estate was sold in 1880 for £235,000 to the late Graham Menzies, Esq., of the Caledonian Distillery, Edinburgh. See Hallyburton House.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, 1868.

Ford of Pitcur, a hamlet in Kettins parish, Forfarshire, 3 miles SE of Coupar-Angus.

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