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OLRIG OlricK or Olrig
New Statistical Acct [Account]
Census Returns for 1871 published in the Daily Scotsman Newspaper 19th April 1871
Blacks Map of Scotland
Oliver & Boyd's Almanac
Fullartons Gazetteer
Grainger & Millers Map of Caithness
William Miller. Town ClerK WicK
Alexander Henderson Esq. Stemster
James Brims Esq. Procurator Fiscal Thurso
005 ; 006 ; 011 ; 012 The parish of Olrig is in the presbytery of Caithness and Synod of Sutherland and Caithness. Patron Sir J. Colquhoun Bart. [Baronet]; it is bounded on the north by Dunnet Bay, on the east by the parish of Dunnet, on the South by the parish of Bower & on the West by the parish of Thurso.
The parish contains about 10337 Statute acres. There are no detached portions of the parish of Olrig nor are there any detached portions of any other parish situated within it.
"Its surface is partly flat & partly hilly. The coast comprises some Sandy linKs; the tracts inland thence are a continuous expanse of rich cultivated land; and the tracts in the south are principally gentle uplands, covered with verdure, and affording excellent pasture - Limestone, sandstone, and pavement flags abound."
Olrig contains the important & flourishing village of Castletown in which is situated the parish Church, the Free church & schools, a branch of the Commercial BanK, a free library & reading room &c.

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Olrig parish -- Co [County] Caithness

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