" .... of a triangular figure, 6 miles long, and 4 broad at its northern extremity, from which it gradually lessens in breadth, till it terminates at the sandy desert, at the mouth of the river Tay. The surface is diversified with several large hills; and a ridge running from East to West divides it into two districts, which vary considerably in point of fertility and climate; the osuthern part being rich and early, and the northern moist and cold: in the latter district also, is an extensive tract of muir, which has lately been planted, and now forms a part of the policy of the house of Panmure, which is situated in the neighbouring parish of Panbride."
The Gazetteer of Scotland, W Chalmers, Dundee 1803.
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- The transcription of the section for Monikie from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.