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DUNDEE [burgh] Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Dundee (Town of)
Thomson's Hist. [History] of Dundee
Mackie's Hist [History] of Dundee
Macgregor's Coml. Gazr. [Commercial Gazetteer] & Directory of Scotland
Fullarton's Gazetteer of Scotland
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Scotland
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Scotland
Oliver & Boyd's Almanack
Johnston's Co. [County] map
Ainslie's Co. [County] map
053; 054 [Situation] In the west side of the parish of this name and east part of the parish of Liff & Benvie
A royal burgh, an extensive sea port and is the third town of Scotland in point of population and the first in the rapidity of recent increase in prosperity, it is pleasantly situated on the north side of the estuary of the Tay about 10 miles above Buddonness at the embouchure of the river It stands in 56° 27' 33" north latitude and 3° 2' 55" longitude west from the meridian of Greenwich and is distant 22 miles east from Perth 14 south from Forfar 17 south-west from Arbroath and 42 miles by way of Cupar from Edinburgh. It occupies chiefty a stripe of ground along the base of an acclivity and seems pent up by Dundee Law and Balgay Hill and the elevated ground adjoining, but it is increasing of late years very rapidly along the shore both east, &. west and also over the lower part of the high ground to the rear or north side of the town. It contains a number of excellent buildings although many of its streets are irregular narrow and ill built. It possesses a very commodious harbour and dock and has according to late accounts, between three and four hundred vessels belonging to its port. For
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