KINLOCH AND LETHENDY, Perthshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
"KINLOCH AND LETHENDY, an united parish in the county of Perth, Scotland, 6 miles N.E. of Dunkeld. It is bounded by Clunie, Caputh, and Blairgowrie, the latter being its post town. Its size is 9 miles by 1. Its surface is about half under tillage. The soil in many places is fertile. The parish is united to Lethendy in the presbytery of Dunkeld and synod of Perth. The minister's stipend is £210, in the patronage of crown. There is one parish church jointly for this place and Lethendy. There is a Free church at Lethendy. Glassclune castle stands at a short distance from the village. On a moor known as Haer (i.e. battle) Cairns, where Agricola and Galgacus fought, are many tumuli. The parish is intersected by the Lornty Bum and Airdle Water. It contains three lakes. Marlee, a mansion of the Farquharsons of Invercauld, is situated in this parish."
"RAE, a small loch in the parish of Kinloch_and_Lethendy, county Perth, Scotland, 8 miles N.E. of Dunkeld. It abounds in pike, perch, and trout."
"LETHENDY, a parish in the Stormont district of county Perth, Scotland, 5 miles S.E. of Blairgowrie, its post town. The parish is 5 miles long from E. to W., and 1 mile at its broadest point. There are about 1,480 imperial acres under tillage, and 150 acres in pasture and wood. The Lunan, water runs along the eastern boundary. It is in the presbytery of Dunkeld, and synod of Perth and Stirling, and is united to Kinloch, in the patronage of the crown. The minister's stipend is £211. The parish church answers both for this and Kinloch parish. The United Presbyterians have a church here. There is a parochial school. Lethendy House, a very ancient structure, is the only notable seat. Roman antiquities have been discovered in the neighbourhood."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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