[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"KINNELL, a parish in the district and county of Forfar, Scotland, 6 miles from Arbroath, its post town. It is bounded by the parishes of Craig, Farnell, Guthrie, Kirktown, and Marytown, and is watered by the streams Lunan and Pow. It is 4 miles long by 2¾ broad. The surface is flat, comprising about 4,000 acres, of which 3,500 are under cultivation. Through this parish the Aberdeen railway runs, and likewise the road between Brechin and Arbroath. The parish is in the presbytery of Arbroath, and synod of Angus and Mearns. The minister's stipend is £230, in the patronage of the crown. The church is a substantial structure erected in 1855. In it is preserved a spur 8 inches long and 4 broad, said to have belonged to a man who fell in a battle between the Ogilvies and Lindseys, in 1443. In this parish are flax-spinning mills, and several tumuli."
"NEWBIGGING, a locality in the parish of Kinnell, county Forfar, Scotland, 7 miles N. by W. of Aber-Brothock."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]