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Fullartons Imperial Gazetteer
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Revd. [Reverend] James Black Friockheim Manse
040 [Situation] At the N.En. [North Eastern] point of Parish.
A village in the N.E. [North East] corner of the Parish, & is in itself a Quoad Sacra Parish. It stands nearly in the centre of the maritime division of the county; it is 6½ miles N.W. [North West] by West of Arbroath & 8½ M. [Miles] east of Forfar. It is a place of considerable importance, in the coarse Linen trade, & employs a great number of hand-loom Weavers; it rose suddenly into bulk about the year 1826, by the operatives in connection with the textile manufactures, being induced to Feu houses at a cheap rate, on the estate of Middleton; and it acquired material of importance, first by the construction of the Arbroath and Forfar Railway, & since by the Scottish North Eastern, which joins the former at Guthrie, about 1½ miles east of the Village, there is also a branch going off at Friockheim Station but is not now used. The village contains 2 main streets, besides several smaller ones; the houses which are mostly all one storey in height, are built on a regular plan, & have very clean and [continued page 20]

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Parish of Kirkden -- Plan 40.5 Trace 2.

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