[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"FEARN, a parish in the county Forfar, Scotland, 7 miles W. of Brechin. Forfar is its post town. It is situated on the banks of the Noran water, near the head-streams of the river Cruich, under the Grampian mountains. The surface consists of a rich soil and extensive grazing plains. This parish is in the presbytery of Brechin, and synod of Angus and Mearns, in the patronage of the crown. The minister has a stipend of £155. The ruins of Vain Castle, said to have been built by Cardinal Beaton, stand in a beautiful spot on the banks of the Noran."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]