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Letham


Angus

Feuar's Inn, Letham
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Feuar's Inn, Letham

A village in central Angus, situated on the Vinny Water, 6 miles (9.5 km) east of Forfar. It was planned in 1788 as a textile village designed to enhance the economy of the Dunnichen Estate owned by the improving laird George Dempster (1732 - 1818). By 1850 the power looms of nearby towns had killed the cottage weaving industry, but it survives today as a commuter settlement which forms the largest village in Angus. At nearby Dunnichen Church, also built by George Dempster in 1802, stands a replica of a 7th-century Pictish stone and a cairn to commemorate the Battle of Nechtansmere in 685 at which the Picts defeated the Northumbrians.


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