Angus or Forfarshire

Index of pages for Angus (or Forfarshire)

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Cupar Angus Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Cupar Angus, a parish and market and post town in Perth and Forfar, Scotland, on a small rivulet which falls into the Isla, 13 miles N.E. from Perth. Manf. Linen and leather. Mar. D. Thurs. Pop. of parish, 2929. It is a station on the Dundee, Newtyle, and Alyth branch of the Caledonian Railway, and also a telegraph station.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

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Dundee Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Dundee, a seaport, market and post town, and royal and parliamentary borough of Forfarshire, Scotland, on the Tay, about 8 miles from the open sea. It is large and well built, consisting of several principal streets, diverging from the market-place or High Street, which is a spacious square, 360 feet long by 100 broad. There are, besides, various smaller streets, which are generally narrow. A little to the W. of the High Street stands the parish church, erected on the site of an old cathedral, which is said to have been built in 1185, by David, earl of Huntingdon. The town also contains many other elegant churches and chapels for various religious denominations. On the S. side of the High Street the town-hall is built, upon the site of an old church. At the E. end of the square is a handsome trades-hall, a short distance from which is the castle-hill, so called from a castle which once stood on it. Besides these public buildings there are the Albert Institute, erected as a memorial of the late Prince Consort, and containing a free library, the royal exchange, Kinnaird Hall for concerts, a handsome court house, and new royal infirmary. View full post…

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Abbey, Arbroath – The National Gazetteer 1868

ABBEY, one of the eleven ecclesiastical subdivisions of the par. of Arbroath, in Forfarshire, Scotland. The living, val. £100, is within the presb. of Arbroath, and in the gift of the pew-holders. In the year 1178, a Tyronensian mitred abbey was founded here by William the Lion, whose remains were interred here. The estate is now in the family of the Panmures.

Source: The National Gazetteer: a Topographical Dictionary of the British Islands compiled from the latest and best sources and illustrated with a complete county atlas and numerous maps. Vol. 1. Virtue & Co. London. 1868.

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Aberlemno 1808

Aberlemno, a parish in the shire of Forfar, Scotland, 7 miles from Brechin; containing 194 houses and 945 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

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Aberbrothwick 1808

Aberbrothwick, a royal burgh of Scotland, in the county of Angus or Forfar, 15 miles from St. Andrew’s, and 40 from Edinburgh; containing 622 houses and 4943 inhabitants, of whom 1839 were returned employed in various trades. It is seated at the mouth of the river Brothwick, as its name imports. The port is of great antiquity, and has a good coasting trade for coals and lime. The manufactures here are chiefly of brown linens or Osnaburghs. It exports thread, barley, and wheat to England; and imports flax, flax-seed, and timber from the Baltic. View full post…

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