KIRKHILL - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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

"KIRKHILL, a parish in the county Inverness, Scotland, 6 miles W. of Inverness, its post town. It comprehends the ancient parishes of Farnna and Wardlaw. It is about 8 miles long by 3 broad. Its surface consists of heathy sheepwalks, with a great extent of plantation. There are several high hills, and abundance of game. The parish is in the presbytery of Inverness, and synod of Moray. The minister's stipend is 247. There is a Free church, with two schools. The chief seats are Newton, Fingask, Reelick, Auchnagairn, and Lentram. The greater part of the land is possessed by Lord Lovat, whose family have a mortuary chapel on the site of the ancient church of Wardlaw. Coals and lime are imported, and grain and timber exported, through Wester-Lovat and Fopachy, which are situated on the coast. Here are the remains of two Druid circles. On Blarnacuiflich Moor, where a battle was fought between two rival clans, are many tumuli."

"LOVAT, a hamlet in the parish of Kirkhill, county Inverness, Scotland, 8 miles W. of Inverness. It is situated near Loch Beauly."

"WARDLAW, an ancient parish in county Inverness, Scotland, 1 mile E.N.E. of Beauly, now joined with Kirkhill."

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

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