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LUNAN - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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

"LUNAN, a parish in the county of Forfar, Scotland, 7 miles N. of Arbroath. It is situated on the Lunan Bay, at the mouth of the Lunan water. The length of the parish eastward is 2; miles, and its mean breadth 14 mile. The surface rises from the Lunan water until it attains a height of about 400 feet above the sea, and then recedes to the further boundary. The soil is fertile, and the greater proportion of the land is arable. The parish is in the presbytery of Arbroath and synod of Angus and Mearns, in the patronage of the crown. The minister's stipend is £158. The church is a modern structure. Inverlunan was the ancient name of the parish. The Earl of Northesk is the chief landowner. Lunan House is the only mansion."

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