Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle FAL A NO221068 1 373 300m

Madincastell 1602 RMS vi no. 1349
Maiden Castle 1757 Falkland Plan/1757
Maiden Castle 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc maiden + Sc castell

This name recurs throughout Britain, and is typically applied to large fortifications, both historic and prehistoric. For the argument that the name was a literary conceit originating in the works of Geoffrey of Monmouth (first half of the twelfth century), see Coates 2006. See also Maiden Castle MAI.

    A fine prehistoric fort in the Lomond Hills, marked as a ‘Fort’ on OS Pathf. (see NMRS NO20NW 7).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2