Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Dipple

Dipple, an ancient parish of NE Elginshire, on the left bank of the river Spey, opposite Fochabers. It was united with Essil in 1731 to form Speymouth parish. Its church was dedicated to the Holy Ghost; and at its lychgate stood a small building known as 'The House of the Holy Ghost.' Around this building funeral parties would always bear the corpse, following the course of the sun; nor could they be driven from that practice till the house was demolished.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "an ancient parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Moray ScoCnty

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