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Account of the Parish of Mid-Calder free pdf Excerpt from Account of the Parish of Mid-Calder: With Miscellaneous Remarks The eastern Cairn Hill is the highest point- and if Knox's map can be relied upon, its summit is about 1800 feet above the medium level of the sea. This spot commands a most extensive view of the Frith and basin of the Forth, with the adjacent scenery towards Stirling, the coast of Fife, and the Ochils. The eastern extremity of the ridge, or hill, is about fourteen or fifteen miles south-west of the Castle of Edinburgh. Running westward for nearly three miles, it separates the parish of Linton from that of Mid-Calder- and, from the bottom of this ridge the ground slopes, in a gently waving direction northward about nine miles, till it reaches the Almond Water, which may be about 300 feet above the level of the sea. At the eastern extremity of the Cairn Hill which forms the south-east boundary of the parish, south of Harperrig, there is a hollow slope or declivity, known by the name of the Caldstane Slap, through which pass, lies the drove road most commonly frequented by dealers in sheep and cattle between the Scotch and English markets. This road is passable also for travellers on horseback during the summer months. But, in order to obtain a more easy and direct communication, it is gratifying to learn that our southern neighbours have already formed and nearly completed this road to within a very short distance of the boundary of this parish- and it is to be hoped that the proprietors of the Calder district will find it their interest to imitate their good example, by finishing this line of road as far as this parish extends. In proceeding northward from the Almond, the ground rises for nearly a mile, when it again slopes gently towards Harry's Muir and Pumpherston Mains, which two farms form the north boundary of the parish. Upon the banks of the various streams that intersect the parish from west to east, there are several fertile spots of land, or haughs- but none of these are of such an extent as to deserve the name of a valley. The village of Mid-Calder is delightfully situated on the south bank of the Almond, near its junction with Linhouse and Murieston Waters. On the east, is the extensive and romantic wood of Calder- and, on the west, is Calder House, which stands on an elevated lawn, surrounded by ornamental walks, and sheltered by lofty trees and numerous plantations. The town is twelve miles west of Edinburgh, twenty from Lanark, and thirty-two from Glasgow. Calder was formerly the name of a district in the western part of the county of Edinburgh, or Mid-Lothian, comprehending the three parishes of Calder Comitis or Mid-Calder, Calder Clere or East-Calder, and that portion which now constitutes the parish of West-Calder. The first of these obtained its name from having been in possession of the Earls of Fife, so early as the twelfth century- and the second, Calder Clere or East-Calder, from one Randulph de Clere, who held a grant of the manor from Malcolm IV. The parish of Calder Clere was united to that of Kirknewton in 1750, and was, at same time, detached from the Presbytery of Linlithgow, and united to the Presbytery of Edinburgh. This extensive parish of Calder Comitis, in 1645, was again divided into those of Mid and West Calder, as appears from our Presbytery records, in which it is stated that, on the 12th of June of that year, Patrick Shields was translated from the parish of Livingstone to West-Calder. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

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Author : John Sommers
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331877687
EAN : 9781331877684
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 104 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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