DUNNICHEN, Angus - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"DUNNICHEN, a parish in the district and county of Forfar, Scotland, 4 miles S.E. of Forfar. It consists of the three estates of Dunnichen, Dunbarrow, and Tulloes, and is watered by the river Finny, or Vinny. The land rises to an elevation of 720 feet at Dunnichen Hill. Hero are traces of the British encampment called Dun Nechtan, where Bridie, the Pictish chieftain, defeated Egfrid, King of Northumbria, in 685. In the village are a flax spinning-mil and several corn-mills; linen weaving is the chief occupation. This parish is in the presbytery of Forfar, and synod of Angus and Mearns. The minister's stipend is £158, in the patronage of the crown. The church stands on the hill-side. There is an United Presbyterian church, Independent chapel, and non-parochial schools. Fairs are held every Wednesday in March."

"BOWRIEFAULD, a village in the parish of Dunnichen, in the county of Forfar, Scotland, 4 miles from Forfar."

"COTTON OF LOWNIE, a village in the parish of Dunnichen, in the county of Forfar; Scotland, 4 miles S.E. of Forfar."

"CRAICHIE, a village in the parish of Dunnichen, in the county of Forfar, Scotland, 3 miles S.E. of Forfar."

"DRIMMITORMONT, a village in the parish of Dunnichen, in the county of Forfar, Scotland."

"DRUMMIETERMON, (or Drummetermont), a village in the parish of Dunnichen, in the county of Forfar, Scotland, 3 miles E. of Forfar."

"DUMBARROW, a village in the parish of Dunnichen, in the county of Forfar, Scotland, 6 miles S.E. of Forfar. It is situated under Dumbarrow Hill."

"DUNBARROW, a hill crowned with the remains of an ancient fort; it is a detached portion of the parish of Dunnichen, in the county of Forfar, Scotland."

"LETHAM, a post-office village in the parish of Dunnichen, county Forfar, Scotland, 5 miles E. of Forfar, and 11 W. of Arbroath. It is a place of modern date, founded by the late Mr. Dempster, and thrives by the manufacture of linen cloth, a branch of industry which gives employment to a large proportion of the inhabitants. It contains a townhall, police station, Free church, an United Presbyterian church, and Independent chapel. Fairs are held on the Thursday after the 22nd January, 15th May, Monday after the 21st July, and 23rd November."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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