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      History Of The County Of Fife: From The Earliest Period To The Present Time

      by John M. Leighton
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      • Publisher: BiblioLife
      • Publishing date: 20081015
      • Language: English
      • ISBN-13: 9780559406799
      • ISBN: 0559406797

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      Volume: 2 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1840 Original Publisher: J. Swan Subjects: Fife (Scotland) History / General History / Europe / Great Britain Travel / Europe / Great Britain Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: PARISH OF ABDIE. I. North of Collessie, and west of Dunbog, lies the parish of Abdie, the form and boundary of which are as irregular and diversified as its surface. By the intersection of the parishes of Dunbog on the east, and Newburgh on the west, Abdie has been separated into three distinct divisions, the largest of which is that in the centre, where the church is situated. This portion is bounded by Collessie on the south, by Monimail and Dunbog on the east, partly by the frith of Tay, and partly by Newburgh on the north, and by Newburgh on the west. At the east end it is nearly four miles in length from north to south, but at the west end it is only about two and a half; while its average breadth is scarcely two miles. Lying amid the range of the Ochils, a great part of its surface is a continued succession of hill and valley; and though there is still much room for planting wood on the summits of many of the hills, the woods which surround the mansions of Inchrye, Kinnaird, and Lindores, already add greatly to the beauty of the portion of the parish where they are situated. In approaching Newburgh, Clatchartcraig, with its abrupt precipitous front rising from the narrow pass which it seems to guard, is an object of particular interest; but it might be rendered more picturesque were its base and summit planted with trees. The finest feature, however, in the landscape of the parish is the loch of Lindores, with the sloping hills which rise from its ...

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