MOULIN, Perthshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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

"MOULIN, a parish in the county of Perth, Scotland. It comprises the villages of Pitlockrie, Moulin, and Kinnaird. It extends about 16 miles S.W. in length, with an extreme breadth of 83 miles, and is bounded by the parishes of Blair-Atholl, Kirkmichael, Dowally, Logierait, and Dull. Its surface is of a hilly nature, the highest point being the pyramidal Benvrackie; the other hills are of less altitude, and are mostly clothed in heath. The best cultivated portion of the land is in the How of Moulin, a space 1½ mile long by one half broad, which is moderately even, and has been called the Garden of Atholl. Granite, millstone, and limestone exist, but are not extensively worked. In the parish are four distilleries, a brewery, corn-mill, dye works, and three saw-mills. The parish is traversed by two roads, which are connected by a third road; one of them leads up the valley of the Tumel and the Garry, while the other passes up the Ardle and the Briarachan. The village of Moulin is distant about 5 miles from Logierait, and 23 N. of Perth. It is situated on the river Tumel, at its confluence with the Garry and Briarachan. At Killiecrankie Papa is "Tomb Clavers," where Claverhouse was killed in 1689 at the moment of victory. In the neighbourhood are Druidical stones, and the ruins of the ancient castle of Letochbeg, a seat of the Cummings, measuring 76 feet by 80, including part of a turret, &c. This parish is in the presbytery of Dunkeld and synod of Perth and Stirling. The minister has a stipend of £150. The parish church, which stands in the village of Moulin, has a tower, and was erected in 1831. There is a Free church, also a parochial school, besides other schools. An annual fair for the sale of horses, seed, corn, &c., is held on the first Tuesday in March."

"KINNAIRD, a village in the parish of Moulin, county Perth, Scotland, near Moulin, and 6 miles N.W. of Dunkeld. Kinnaird House is a seat of the Duke of Athol."

"PITLOCHRY, a village in the parish of Moulin, county Perth, Scotland, 1 mile S. of Moulin, and 12 miles N.W. of Dunkeld. It is a station on the Inverness and Perth and Aberdeen Junction railway. It is situated on the river Tumel, and on the road from Perth to Inverness. The village contains several shops, mills, two banks, and other institutions. Fairs for sheep are held on the Friday after the second Wednesday in August, and for cattle and horses on the Saturday prior to the first Wednesday in May, and on the third Wednesday in October (old style)."

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

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