List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
St Cyrus St Cyrus
St Cyrus
St Cyrus
St Cyrus
St Cyrus
St Cyrus
St Cyrus
St Cyrus
St Cyrus
Sheriff's list of Meresmen
Land of the Lindsays
Memorials of Angus and Mearns
New. Stat. Act. [New Statistical Account]
Old. Stat. Act. [Old Statistical Account]
Johnston's Co. [County] Map.
Mr. A. Neilson (Inspector of Poor)
Revd. [Reverend] Thomas Macintosh (Ph. [Parish] Minister)
Slater's Directory
"In the former Statistical Account of this parish, it was stated for no better reason, so far as is now known, than that Ecclesgreig is nearly idem sonans with Ecclesia Gregorii that the ancient name is evidently of Latin origin, and probably derived from the dedication of the Church to St Gregory the Great, or to some other Romish bishop or missionary of that name. Perhaps it may be more probably referred to the Gaelic, in which language, the words, Eaglaiscreag, or gen. [genuitive] Eaglais-Craige, Signify the Church of the Rock, and well descibe the singularly picturesque situation of the ancient Church of the parish. "the rock" forming the most prominent object in the picture, being a lofty sea cliff, of nearly two miles in extent, under the Shelter and close to the base of which the 'church' Stood. The parish lies at the extreme Southern angle of the Mearns, and is separated on the South west side from the parishes of Montrose and Logiepert by the river North Esk, which here also marks the confines of the counties of Angus and Mearns. On the northwest, north, and northeast, itis bounded by the parishes of Marykirk, Garvock, and Benholm, and on the South east by the German Ocean. Its length in a direction parallel to the general line of the sea-coast, from the North-water bridge to the hill of Bridgeton is about

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