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STRICKATHROW (Stracathro) - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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

"STRICKATHROW, a parish in the district and county of Forfar, Scotland. It extends in length 6¾ miles from S.E. to N.W., with an extreme breadth of about 2 miles, including the ancient parish of Dunlappie on the N.W. The central district, forming part of Strathmore, is watered by Cruick Water, and the north eastern district by West Water, both which streams join the North Esk near the village, about 3 miles N. of Brechin. The prevailing rocks are limestone, red sandstone, and hard conglomerate. The parish is traversed by the W. road from Dundee to Aberdeen, and is within easy access of the Dubton and Craigo stations, on the Aberdeen railway. At Blackdykes are traces of a Roman camp. This parish is in the presbytery of Brechin, and synod of Angus and Mearns. The stipend of the minister is about £170. The parish church was erected in 1799, and was restored in 1849. The churchyard is said to have been the scene of the surrender of the crown of Scotland by John Baliol to Edward I. in 1296; in the same cemetery are three stones, which, according to tradition, mark the graves of three Danish chiefs. There are a parochial school and a library. The principal seats are Newtonmill, Auchenreoch, and Strickathrow House."

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