List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of CAIRN GREG Cairn Greg (Site of)
Cairn Greg (Site of)
Thomas Erskine Esqr
Robert Arklay Esqr
Statistical Account
050 [Situation] About ½ mile SW [South West] of the Free Church.
A spot situated upon elevated ground on the lands of Linlathen, where tradition states, the remains of an old King named "Greg" or "Gregory" famous in ancient story, were interred about the ninth century. "The place of his residence, near Colliston, in the parish of St Vigeans is still known by the name of "Castle Gary". A large cairn, which received the name, consisting of about fifteen hundred cartloads of stones, formerly indicated the spot, and they appeared so very convenient for farming purposes, that for this object they were drawn away from time to time and converted into a more useful shape in the form of walls and houses upon the grounds of
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Sheet 50 No 16 Trace 5 -- Parish of Monifieth -- Described by John Kiernan R. Eng [Engineers]

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