The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Wilson's Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882

page 184

FORGAN, parish, containing Newport post town, and Woodhaven and Marytown villages, on north coast of Fife, opposite Dundee. Its coast length is about 3.5 miles; its greatest length nearly 6 miles; its greatest breadth fully 2 miles; its area 4983 acres. Real property in 1880-81, £26,027. Pop. quoad civi;ia, 3308; quoad sacra, 1533. The coast is mostly bold or rocky, wit haverage height of about 40 feet. The interior is mostly undulating, but includes several vales and two small hills, and presents a charming appearance. The seats are St. Fort, Tayfield, and numerous villas; and the antiquities are several tumuli. The churches are Established, Free, and Congregational; and the schools are 5, with accommodation for 457 scholars.

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NEWPORT, town on south coast of Firth of Tay, directly opposite Dundee. It strictly is both town and village, East and West; it ranks as a sub-port of Dundee, and maintains a ferry many times a-day to that town; it has an excellent ferry harbour, 35o feet long and 60 feet wide, with carriage-way on each side; it adjoins or is near numerous handsome villas and two fine mansions; and it has a post office, with money order and telegraph departments, under Dundee, a hotel, a quoad sacra parochial church, Free, United Presbyterian, and Congregational churches, and a public school with about 195 scholars. Pop. of town, 2311; of quoad sacra parish, 1775.

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TAYFIELD, seat near Newport, Fife.

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WOODHAVEN, seaport village about a mile west-south-west of Newport, Fife.

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WORMIT, small bay and ravine, 2.25 miles west-south-west of Newport, Fife.

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