List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CHURCH [Oldmeldrum] Church
New Statistical Account. Page 477
Collections of the Shires Aberdeen & Banff
Revd [Reverend] James C. Easton. The Manse
046 "The present church is supposed to have been erected about the year 1684; it is consequently an old building, and has an antiquated appearance". Vide Statistical Account Page 477 This church is the established parish church, and is a good plain building, in a pretty good state of repair, with a graveyard &c attached, and will accommodate about 800 hearers. the present minister is the Revd [Reverend] James C. Easton.
SCHOOL [nr parish church] School
Revd [Reverend] James C. Easton
Mr James McKenzie Schoolmaster
Mr Wilson Kirkhill
046 A good plain building used as a parish School for Boys & Girls
Groaning Stone
Groaning Stone
Mr Bennet, Cabinetmaker, Old Meldrum
Mr J Steven. Old Meldrum.
Mr Porter, Cabinetmaker, Old Meldrum
046 This name applies to a mass of rock, situated on the Feuar's Common of Old Meldrum; & it is said that this was the spot where Comyn, (Earl of Buchan) fell when pursued by Bruce's troops at the Battle of Barra. 25 Dec [December] 1307. This name is very much corrupted now. some calling it "Granage stone," Grenegle stone, Chronicle stone, & so on, but "Groaning stone" is the proper name.

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