List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BRECHIN [town] 027 [Continued from page 1]
are the remains of a Roman Camp (site of shewn on 27.6) - Brechin Castle, the seat of the Earl of Dalhousie, is built on the site of the old Castle, on a perpendicular rocK overhanging the River South EsK, half a mile south of the town.
The Town of Brechin is a Royal Burgh, anciently an episcopal see, is finely situated near the centre of the parish, on the left bank of the Esk at the distance of 8 miles from where it falls into the sea at Montrose. On the whole it is a well built town, and contains a considerable number of good houses. The streets are lighted with Gas & the town is well supplied with water. is governed by a Provost and 13 councillors, and unites with Arbroath, Bervie, Forfar, and Montrose in returning a Member to Parliament" -- Fullarton's Gazetteer.
A branch of the Scottish North Eastern Railway from the Bridge of Dun runs into the Town - The Antiquities of the Parish are a "Law" on 26-8, Stg [Standing] Stone 26.12, the "Roman Camp" mentioned above, "Tumulus" 27.6, "Site of Stone Circle" 27.10, the ruins of the Ancient Chapel of Maisondieu 27.13, the "supposed site of the Culdee Convent" 27.13, site of the Bishop's Palace, 27.13, the Cathedral & Round Tower 27.13, the Site of Magdaline's Chapel 27.15, the site of the ancient parish church of Aldbar 33.8, and "Three Laws" on 34.9

Continued entries/extra info

[Page] 2

[Note] -- "Brechin" in the
Character for Cities returning
a member of Parliament
[initialled] J.B. Lt Col [Lieutenant Colonel]

[Note] -- There is no portion of this
parish detached, nor is
there any portion of any
other parish contained
within the boundary of
this parish.

  Transcribers who have contributed to this page.

Moira L- Moderator, Caspell

  Location information for this page.