"A parish in Angus; of an oblong figure, extending about 6 miles in length from the sea westward, and about 2.5 miles in breadth. The general appearance is level, except the north bank of the river Lunan, which rises to a considerable height: almost the whole surface is arable, and the soil, which varies from clay to sandy or gravelly loam, is in general fertile. It is divided nearly its whole length by the river Lunan, and is watered by a small stream called Keilor, which falls into the sea about a mile and a half from the church. The sea coast towards the east is flat and sandy, being part of the bay into which the Lunan discharges itself, and to which it gives its name; but towards the West, the shore rises to Red Head, a bold rocky promontory 230 feet perpendicular. There is a small fishing village called Ethiehaven, at the mouth of the Keilor, and a considerable assemblage of houses near the church, situated about the turnpike road, about half way betwixt Abroath and Montrose."
From The Gazetteer of Scotland, W Chalmers, Dundee 1803.
A transcript of Parish of Inverkeillor by Rev. Alexander Carnegie.
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Local placenames from an 1896 OS Map:
Anniston, Balmithie Mill, Bandoch, Barns, Boghead, Border, Boysack, Boysack Mills, Burnside, Caulcots, Chapel, Chapelton, Church, Compass Hill, Cuthill Harbour, Denmark, Douglasmuir, Ethie Haven, Ethie House, Fallows, Free Church, Gilchorn, Grange, Hilton, Hodgeton, Inchock, Inn, Invergighty Cottage, Inverkeilor, Ironshill, Janeston, Kinblethmont House, Kirk Loch, Knowes, Lang Craig, Lawton House, Leys, Leysmill, Lunan Bank, Maryton, Maw Skelly, Mill, Millfield, Muirhouse, Myreside, New Barns, New Mill, North Mains, North Mains, Old Chance Inn, Prail Castle, Priestfield, Quarry, Raesmill, Redcastle, Redhead, Rumkemno, Rumness, Smithy, Smithy, Smithy, South Mains, St Murdoch's Chapel, Station, Station, Station, Templeton, Tile Work, Waulkmill, West Boghead, West Border, West Mains, West Mains, Westfield, Wewton.