Kirkton

   1) KIRKTON, a village, in the parish of Balmerino, district of Cupar, county of fife; containing III inhabitants. This is a small village, or hamlet, lying north of the ruins of the celebrated abbey of Balmerino, which occupy a beautiful situation in the neighbourhood of the Tay, and form the chief object of attraction as respects the antiquities of the parish.
   2) KIRKTON, a village, in the parish of Largo, district of St. Andrew's, county of Fife, 1 mile (N. E. by E.) from Largo; containing 395 inhabitants. It lies in the south-eastern part of the parish, on the road from Kilconquhar to Largo; and derives its name from the situation of the parish church within its limits. The population is chiefly agricultural.
   3) KIRKTON, a village, in the parish of Kirkmahoe, county of Dumfries; containing 221 inhabitants.
   4) KIRKTON, a village, in the parish of Auchter-house, county of Forfar, 8 miles (E. by S.) from Cupar-Angus; containing 134 inhabitants. The village is seated in the centre of the parish, east of the high road from Dundee to Meigle, and on an elevated site about a hundred feet above the level of the sea. From it, on the west, through an opening of the Sidlaw hills, called the Glack of Newtile, is a fine view of part of Strathmore, the district of Stormont, and the Grampians; and on the south and east are seen the Lomond hills, Largo Law, the city and bay of St. Andrew's, the Frith of Tay, and the German Ocean, which last terminates the prospect. The church is situated in the village.
   5) KIRKTON, a hamlet, in the parish of Glenisla, county of Forfar, 8 miles (N. by W.) from Alyth; containing 44 inhabitants. This is a very small place, only distinguished as containing the church. It is in the southern part of the parish, and on the north bank of the Isla, which here flows in a devious course, and in nearly a south-eastern direction, until it joins the river Melgum behind Airlie Castle. The road from Lentrathen to Fergus, in the parish, passes close to the hamlet.
   6) KIRKTON, a village, in the parish of Strathmartine, county of Forfar, 4 miles (N. N. W.) from Dundee; containing 96 inhabitants. It is nearly in the centre of the parish, on the road to Dundee, and on the banks of the Dighty water. In the village, as its name imports, is situated the kirk, and also the manse.
   7) KIRKTON, a hamlet, in the parish of Tealing, county of Forfar, 6 miles (N.) from Dundee; containing 48 inhabitants. It lies in the central part of the parish, a short distance eastward of the road from Dundee to Kirriemuir. The church is in the hamlet.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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