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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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COURT-HILL, n. comb. An assembly hill on which a court is held. Also dim. court hillock. Hist.Ags. 1929 J. A. Hammerton Barrieland 11:
These baron bailies held a “court of regality” at certain times of the year at a spot outside the town long known as “Court hillock.”
Ags.17 1940:
There is an ancient court hillock, with a Witch Pool adjoining, in “The Den” at Kirriemuir.
Wgt. 1875 W. M'Ilwraith Guide to Wgtsh. 24:
It is generally believed that Motes were Court-Hills.

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