List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
LUNAN Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
Lunan Parish
New Statistical Account
Fullarton's Gazeteer
Olwen & Boyd's Almanac
County Map
Estate Maps
Valuation Roll
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Hay Ph. [Parish] Minister
Mr. McKay Ph. [Parish] Teacher
W. Blair Imrie Esq
Old Statistical Account
Sheriff's Returns
034; 035; 040; 041 A small Parish in Forfarshire bounded on the east by the German Ocean, on the west by Kinnell, on the south by Inverkeillor, and on the north by Craig and a detached portion of Maryton Parish. The Water of Lunan separates it from Inverkeillor. A Bay, the largest on the Forfarshire coast, takes its name from the Parish. The extent both north & south of Lunan Bay is beyond the limits of this Parish. There is no Church but the Established Church in Lunan and the Parish School is the only one here. The Turnpike Road from Montrose to Arbroath passes through the Parish. The antiquities of the Parish are the "Black Laws" on Arbikie, & several other small mounds, now almost all away, called"Knaps" which were formerly used it is supposed as Beacons. The Black
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Co [County] Forfar -- Lunan Parish

"Lunan is compounded of the two Gaelic words,
Lon, a lake, and Amhuinn, a river, & signifies "the
River of the Lakes". This name is peculiarly descriptive
of the River Lunan, which takes its rise in a marsh or lake
in the vicinity of Forfar, & after passing through two other
lakes in its course, falls into the German Ocean, a little
westward of the Church. The parish was anciently
termed Lonan or Lounan & sometimes Inverlunan"
New Stat [Statistical] Account.

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