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SKIRLING [parish] Skirling
Sheriffs list of Parishes
Old Stat Acct [Statistical Account] Vol [Volume] 3 Page 254
Oliver & Boyd's Almanack
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Chalmer's Caledonia
Johnston's Map of Peebles
New Stat [Statistical] Account
Origines Parochiales Scotiae
007 ; 011 [Situation] In the western portion of the County of Peebles

A Parish in the West side of the County of Peebles, it is bounded on the East by Broughton; on the South by Kilbucho & Biggar Lanarkshire, and on the North by Dolphinton and Kirkurd, its extreme length from North to South is 4¾ Miles and breadth from East to West about 1¼ Miles; the Superfical Area about 2,640 Scottish Acres, 4/5 of which is Cultivated the remainder Wood and sheep pasture, the Soil though generally light is fertile; Skirling Village is situated near the Centre of the Parish, two fairs are held in it Annually for the sale of horses, sheep and Black Cattle in the year 1814 Various Ancient Coins of Adrian & Antoninus were found near a place Called Greatlaws in the North East Part of the Parish and Near the same spot some few years after stone Coffins Containing human bones were dug up by labourers when making the Mail Coach Road from Edinburgh to Dumfries. The Church is in a very Central possession and of very Ancient Appearance, the living is in the gift of Sir T G Carmichael Bart. [Baronet]

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Parish of Skirling

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