"KINLOSS, a parish in county Elgin, Scotland, 2 miles N.E. of Forres. It is bounded by the parishes of Rafford, Alves, and Forres, the Moray Firth, and the Findhorn estuary. It is a station on the Inverness and Perth and Inverness and Aberdeen Junction railway. The parish contains the village of Kinloss and post town of Findhorn. The parish is nearly rectangular in shape, measuring 3 miles by 4, and comprises about 4,000 acres, of which 2,850 are under tillage. It is generally flat, but fertile. Here are the ruins of Kinloss Cistercian abbey, founded in 1150 by David I., and subsequently given to the Bruce family, barons Kinloss and earls of Elgin. This parish, which was disjoined in 1657 from the parishes of Rafford, Alves, and Forres, is in the presbytery of Forres, and synod of Moray. The minister's stipend is 240. There is a Free church and several schools. The mansions are Sea Park and Grange Hall. The village of Kinloss is small, and situated at the head of Loch Findhorn."

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

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