"Extent and Boundaries - The parish of Fettercairn forms the extreme western division of Kincardineshire, on the south side of the Grampians. Its length, from south to north, is 8 miles, and its greatest breadth, from east to west, 4½. It contains about 13,192 imperial acres, or about 20 square miles of surface. It is bounded on the north and north-east, by the parish of Fordoun; on the east and south-east, by the parish of Marykirk; on the south and south-west, by part of the parish of Marykirk, and the river North Esk; and on the west and north-west, by part of the parish of Edzell and the Grampian mountains, which separate it from the parish of Strachan, in that direction."
The Statistical Account of Scotland The County of Kincardine