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Details of the castle have yet to be located.
was used as a military billet during WW2, and was so extensively
damaged by the "Rude and Licentious Soldiery" - mostly Polish
officers in this instance, that it had to be demolished after the
Hermanston Doocot. in ruins, is a notable 17th C building close by. The remains of a chapel can also still be seen.
Andrew Douglas of Hermiston (or Herdmanston), from whom the
Douglases of Dalkeith are descended, was the younger son of
Archibald I, Lord of Douglas and brother of William Douglas, the
grandfather of William “le Hardi” Douglas. Andrew was succeeded by
his son William Douglas of Hermiston, who is listed on the Ragman
Roll of 1296. James, the son of William, had two sons: Sir William
Douglas, known as the Knight of Liddesdale or the Flower of Chivalry
and Sir John Douglas. Sir John Douglas of Hermiston was the father
of Sir Henry Douglas, Laird of Lugton & Lochleven.
See: Dunbars Vs Douglas
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Last modified: Saturday, 18 March 2017