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Kinross Shire  Scotland

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In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kinross Shire like this:

Kinrossshire, inland co. of Scotland; is bounded W. and N. by Perthshire, and E. and S. by Fifeshire; greatest length, N. and S., 10 miles; greatest breadth, E. and W., 12 miles; 46,485 ac.; pop. 6697. After Clackmannan, Kinross is the smallest co. in Scotland. The surface presents the appearance of a level plain almost surrounded by hills--the Ochil Hills in the NW., the Lomond Hills in the E., Benarty Hill in the S., and the Cleish Hills in the SW.; in the centre of this plain is Loch Leven. ...


The higher regions are principally devoted to cattle and sheep farming; the low-lying lands are well sheltered and tolerably fertile. (For agricultural statistics, see Appendix.) Limestone and sandstone are abundant, and coal is found in the S. The mfrs. are woollens (including plaids, shawls, &c.) and linens. Loch Leven is famous for its trout fishing. The co. contains 4 pars. and 3 parts, the police burgh of Kinross, the vil. of Milnathort, and part of the vil. of Kelty. The cos. of Kinross and Clackmannan jointly return 1 member to Parliament.

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kinross Shire | Map and description for the county, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/17484

Date accessed: 22nd November 2017


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