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ABERNYTE - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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

"ABERNYTE, a parish in the county of Perth, Scotland, 10 miles N.E. of Perth. Its post town is Inchture. The village lies in a valley, with braes and rocks surrounding it. There is a ravine leading to the Carse of Gowrie, with a waterfall at the head of it. King's Seat is a spot on the edge of this ravine, so called from a castle said to have been built there by King Edgar. A farm-house now occupies its site. The view from this point, which is 1,155 feet above the sea, is very extensive and varied, with the Frith of Forth bounding it on the south. The soil is poor, but well cultivated. The living, value £160, is in the presbytery of Dundee, and in the patronage of the Crown. The parish church was built in 1736, and can accommodate the whole population. There is also a free church for Abernyte and Rait."

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