Searching for "BIRNIE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Angry or Lennoc Burn Moray Birnie and Dallas parishes, 4 miles northward to the Lossie. It is voluminous and very impetuous after rains: it makes Groome
    Angry, or Lennox Burn Moray Angry , or Lennox Burn , rivulet, Elginshire, flowing 4 miles N. along boundary between Birnie and Dallas pars. to the Lossie. Bartholomew
    Arbuthnott Kincardineshire Birnie Hill (482). The vale of the Bervie has many curves and windings, abounds in large haughs and steep wooded Groome
    Biblestone Moray Birnie parish, Elginshire, about a mile E of Birnie church. It lies on the side of the road from Birnie Groome
    Birnie Moray Birnie ( Brennack in 12th c.), a parish of Elginshire, containing the hamlet of Thomshill, 3½ miles S of its post Groome
    Birnie Moray Birnie , par., NE. Elginshire, 6777 ac., pop. 367; has a Romanesque church with a curious baptismal font, a sculptured stone Bartholomew
    Castleton Roxburghshire Birny Fell (902), *Roan Fell (1862), Din Fell (1735), Hermitage Hill (1321), *Tudhope Hill (1961), *Cauldcleuch Head (1996), and *Greatmoor Groome
    Dallas Moray Birnie, SE by Rothes and Knockando, W by Edinkillie, and NW by Rafford. Rudely triangular in outline, it has an utmost Groome
    Durisdeer Dumfries Shire Birny Rig, 1195 at Fardingmullach Hill, and 724 near Crairiepark; whilst to the left or E of the Nith, the chief Groome
    Elgin Moray Birnie, sometimes at Spynie, sometimes at Kinneddar-permanently at the Church of the Holy Trinity at Elgin; and to this Groome
    Elgin Moray Birnie, and Dallas; on the W by Rafford, and on the NW by Alves. Its shape is very irregular, but the greatest Groome
    Elginshire or Moray Moray Birnie and Dallas. A clay soil prevails throughout Duffus and Alves, part of Spynie, and small strips in the sandy Groome
    Glenlatterach Moray Birnie parishes, Elginshire. It is traversed by the Angry or Lennoc Burn, flowing 4 miles northward to the Lossie, and forming Groome
    Glen Latterach Moray Birnie pars., Elginshire; is traversed by the Angry or Lennoc Burn, flowing N. to the Lossie, and making a waterfall Bartholomew
    Losie Moray Birnie, Elgin, Spynie, St AndrewsLhanbryd, and Drainie. The distance from source to mouth is only 19 miles, but so numerous Groome
    Markinch Fife birnie, Gateside, Kirkforthar, Scythrum, CameronBridge. In these, and in the country round about them, are conducted the various mills, bleachfields Groome
    Moray, Province of Moray Birnie, Elgin, and Kintrae, near the latter of which is also Inchagarty or ' the priest's island. ' The ancient diocese Groome
    RASHARKIN Antrim Birnie and the latter by Miss Birnie; a school at Glenback is in connection with the Board of National Education Lewis:Ireland
    Rothes Banffshire
    Birnie and Elgin. The greater part of the eastern and south-eastern boundaries are natural, lying along the river Spey Groome
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