List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MONIFIETH [Parish] Monifieth
Sheriff's List of meresmen
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Johnston's Co. [County] map
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Oliver and Boyd's Almanack
Dundee Directory
054; 055 [Situation] In the south end of the Co. [County] of Forfar adjoining the Firth of Tay
A parish on the southern verge of Forfarshire, bounded on the north and NE [North East] by Monikie, on the east by Barrie, on the south by the Firth of Tay and on the west by Dundee, and Murroes. Its greatest length from the boundary opposite West Denside on the north to Broughty ferry on the south is five miles, its breadth along the coast is about 4 miles, 2½ miles into the interior is 2 miles and thence to the northern extremity tapers like the outline of a cone and its superficial area is supposed to be about 3,710 Scottish acres. Behind the links west of the mouth of the Dighty the ground forms an elongated swell or low ridge bold on the south and gently sloping on the north running westward between that stream and the firth. The rest of the parish has in general a southern exposure and is diversified by gentle swells and with the species of hills called laws The soil is in general an excellent black loam but deteriorates in quality toward the north and eventually becomes over a small tract tilly & moorish. This parish is in the presbytery of Dundee Synod of Angus and Mearns

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Parish of Monifieth

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