ARDCLACH - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

"ARDCLACH, a parish in the county of Nairn, Scotland, 8 miles to the S.E. of Nairn. It is situated on the western bank of the river Findhorn, in a mountainous and heathy district. The living, value 248, is in the presbytery of Nairn, and in the patronage of Brodie of Lethen, chief heritor, and is 11 miles long, and between 7 and 8 miles broad. There are about 2,000 acres of arable land, and 4,000 acres of moss and moor, with a considerable quantity of woodland, which abounds in game of all kinds, including the deer. About a mile below Dulsie there is an ancient sculptured tablet, 8 feet high, having a rude cross and many Runic characters discernible on its surface."

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