List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Fetteresso Fetteresso
Valuation Roll 1862-63
New Stat. Act. [Statistical Account] P. [Page] 444
Johnstons Co [County] Map
Memorials of Angus Mearns
A. W. Kinnear Esqr (Stonehaven)
James Tindal Esqr (Stonehaven)
"In ancient records the name is variously written Foderesach, Fethiresach, Fetheressow &c. An eminent Celtic Scholar states, that Fiathair, (Fiatha and ar) signifies lay land, or wild and uncultivated land; (Fea and ar) boggy land. Essach, a waterfall, cataract, cascade, - so that Feather-esso seems to signify the uncultivated, or marshy, or boggy land, in the vicinity of the waterfall. There is a beautiful Waterfall on a small scale, near the burying ground, but none of any considerable extent in the Parish. The Parish is about 10 Miles in length, between 5 and 6 in breadth, and comprehends 24914 acres. It is bounded on the South by the parish of Dunnottar, on the west, by Glenbervie, Durris, and Maryculter, and Banchory Devenick, and on the East by the German Ocean. Its Southern extremity is 115 Miles north of Edinburgh and 15 South of Aberdeen. Its surface is irregular but not mountainous, presenting a landscape varying from the most pleasing to the most bleak. The new town of Stonehaven, the banks of the Carron and Cowie through the whole of their course, the grounds adjoining Fetteresso Castle, Ury, Rickarton and Netherley, may be considered as belonging to the former. Nor is their wanting at Elsick, Muchals, and Cowie, and in the bold Rocky coast much that is also pleasing to the eye. Most of the other districts, particularly the great common of Cowie, in the centre of the parish, are bleak, [continued on page 2]

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Parish of Fetteresso

The greater portion of the Town of Stonehaven comes
within this parish. O.M.O. [Ordnance Mapping Office]

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