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Where: Unnamed Road, Brechin DD9 6TZ, UK

When: 01 January 1867

Identifier: historyofcarnev100fras
Title: History of the Carnegies, Earls of Southesk, and of their kindred. [With plates, including a portrait and a facsimile, a map and genealogical tables.]
Year: 1867 (1860s)
Authors: Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898
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Publisher: Edinburgh
Contributing Library: National Library of Scotland
Digitizing Sponsor: National Library of Scotland


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long promon-tory which shuts out the German Ocean, stands the ancient city of Montrose,with its lofty well-proportioned steeple rising clear against the open sky. Immediately before the west, and principal, front of the castle, lies thedeer park, stretching in one level sweep to woods which combine withthose of Monrommon Moor on the distant horizon. At this part the deerpark is a mile across, but it does not maintain an equal width in its wholenorth and south length of more than two miles. Within its area are con-tained 800 acres, comprising every variety of soil, from the warm gravel ofthe principal plateau on which the castle stands, to the cold clay of Tilly-soil, the whinny moors of the higher ground near the North Lodge, thelight and sunny slopes of Forebank, the sand of the Marquis Hill andBumes Cross, to the peat moss, stiff clays, and alluvial mould, all whichare found in the haunted Deils Den, and characterise the other flats lyingbeneath the banks of the elevated table-land.

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co oa: Cr_ E-CO E- r) oco c±5 e- co <O a <z THE CASTLE OF KINNAIRD. xli Large woods of varying age and growth, and many young plantations,shelter herds of red and fallow deer, in numher generally limited to from50 to 70 for the former, and from 400 to 500 for the latter, which, it maybe remarked, are the direct descendants of those mentioned by Ochter-lony in his account of the castle already quoted. A few small ponies, ori-ginally imported from Shetland, run wild, and yearly add to their numbers ;while cattle and sheep, in considerable quantity, compose the remainder ofthe stock. Near the Farnell lodge there is an artificial lake of twenty acresin extent, and in parts of great depth ; an embankment, three hundred yardslong, confines its waters, which abound in perch, pike, and other fish; andon its three islands, swans and wildfowl find a secure resting-place. Separated from the deer park by a wire fence, are the castle and itsterraces, the gardens, nursery, and other private


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