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Carnoch, Ross and Cromarty

Historical Description

CARNOCH, or STRATHCONON, a quoad sacra parish, 20 miles (W.) from Dingwall; consisting of parts of the parishes of CONTIN, FODDERTY, and URRAY, county of ROSS and CROMARTY; and containing 563 inhabitants. The district is about eighteen miles in length, and ten in breadth; it takes its second name from the river Conon, and wholly consists of moor pasture, with the exception of a few patches of arable land. The estate of Strathconon, which forms nearly the entire parish, consists of 69,896 acres; of these, 68,005 are hills and moor, 972 arable land and green pasture, and the remainder lochs, The population is agricultural, and the farmers forward their produce to the Inverness sheep and wool market, and the Moor of Ord cattlemarkets. Ecclesiastically, Carnoch is within the bounds of the presbytery of Dingwall and synod of Ross. The church is a plain building, erected in 1830 by the Parliamentary Commissioners, and contains 330 sittings. The stipend of the minister is £120, and he has a manse, a glebe of the annual value of £2, and grazing for two cows and a horse: the patronage is in the Crown. There is a school, endowed by the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis