Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Hallyards

Hallyards, an old-fashioned mansion in Manor parish, Peeblesshire, on the left bank of Manor Water, 3 miles SW of Peebles. During the close of last and the beginning of the present century it was tenanted for fourteen years by Prof. Adam Ferguson (1724-1816), historian of the Roman Republic, who here in 1797 received a visit from Sir Walter Scott, and took him to see the `Black Dwarf.'-Ord. Sur., sh. 24, 1864.

Hallyards, a ruined mansion in Auchtertool parish, Fife, 1½ mile SE of Lochgelly. A seat of the Kirkcaldys of Grange, it gave a night's lodging to James V. on his way to Falkland after the defeat of Solway Moss (1542); and it is said to have been the rendezvous of the leading Fife Jacobites at the rebellion of 1715.—Ord. Sur., sh. 40, 1867.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "an old-fashioned mansion"   (ADL Feature Type: "residential sites")
Administrative units: Manor ScoP       Peebles Shire ScoCnty

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