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"This parish consists of two baronies, the east and the west. The former for many ages has been called Monaeburgh. The latter Kilsyth; but till the year 1649, it belonged to the parish of Campsie."

"Situation The whole parish is situated in the county of Stirling. But it is southermost extremity of it. The form of it is irregular oblong square, running in length along the great high way, leading from Edinburgh to Glasgow, 7 miles. The breadth is nearly one half of its length. Of course, it contains nearly 24 miles square, or about 15000 acres. The rivers Carron on the north, and Kelvin on the south, Inchwood burn on the west, and Bush burn on the east, from the natural boundaries of the parish; and it lies contiguous to Denny on the east, and Campsie on the west, to Fintry and St. Ninians on the north, and Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld on the south. I never saw a separate map of the whole. But there is a very elegant beautiful and correct plan of the estate of Kilsyth, in the possession of the proprietor. And in the map of Stirlingshire, in Atlas Blavania, there is a very minute and pretty accurate delineation of this parish."

Parish of Kilsyth (County of Stirling) By the Rev Mr. Robert Rennie (Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799)


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See also Edinburgh University's "Gazetteer for Scotland"

Historical Geography

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