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Carnoustie

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Carnoustie, a coast town and a quoad sacra parish in Barry parish, SE Forfarshire, 2¾ miles N by E of Buddon Ness. The town has a station on the Dundee and Arbroath Joint line, 103/8 miles ENE of the former and 63/8 SW of the latter town; at it are also a post office, with money order, savings' bank, insurance, and telegraph departments, branches of the Bank of Scotland and the North of Scotland Banking Co., a local savings' bank, gas-works, and 4 hotels. Employment is given by 4 large linen mills, extensive vitriol works, and a brick and tile yard; whilst of recent years its fine bathing and spacious golfing links have drawn to Carnoustie many summer visitors, for whose accommodation several good lodging-houses and handsome villas have arisen. The quoad sacra church was built as a chapel of ease in 1838; and other places of worship are a Free, a U.P., a United Original Secession, a Reformed Presbyterian, and an Episcopal church. The last of these, built (1880-81) in the Early English style, will eventually comprise nave, chancel, organ chamber, vestry, and a round tower, 75 feet high, like that of Brechin; but at present consists of only the nave. A public school, with accommodation for 507 children, had (1880) an average attendance of 309, and a grant of £232,5s. The quoad sacra parish is in the presbytery of Arbroath and synod of Angus and Mearns; its minister's stipend is £120. Pop. of q- s. parish (1881) 1998; of town (1851) 1268, (1861) 1488, (1871) 1728, (1881) 2649, or 3289, including its north-eastward suburb, Newton of Panbride and West Haven.—Ord. Sur., sh. 49,1865.

Newton of Panbride, a north-eastern suburb of Carnoustie, in Panbride parish, Forfarshire, on the coast, adjacent to Westhaven, and including Gallalaw. Pop., jointly with that of Westhaven, (1871) 573, (1881) 593.

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