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Thursday, 18 December 2008

Coupar Angus Parish Perthshire Scotland

Coupar Angus Parish, Perthshire, Scotland. " Coupar Angus, town and parish partly in Forfarshire, but chiefly in Perthshire. The town stands near the Isla, on a small affluent of that river, north-east-by-north of Perth; adjoins the site of a Roman camp and vestiges of an ancient abbey; dates from old times, and has undergone much recent improvement; carries on linen manufacture and other industries; and has a head post office with all departments, a railway station, three banking offices, a hotel and inns, a town hall, a new water supply of 1874, Established, Free, United Presbyterian, Original Secession, Evangelical Union, and Episcopal churches, and a public school of 1877 for about five hundred scholars. Pop. 2154. The parish contains also the villages of Balbrogie, Longluis, and Washington, and measures about five miles in length and from about two and half miles in breadth. Acres in Forfarshire, 184; in Perthshire, 4515. Real property in 1880-81, £1790 and £14,312. Pop. 256 and 2281. The surface is part of Strathmore, bisected by a ridge, commanding a splendid view." Wilson, Rev. John, The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882.

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