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PARISH OF LARBERT
PRESBYTERY OF STIRLING SYNOD OF PERTH AND STIRLING.
THE REV. JOHN BONAR, MINISTER.
I.-TOPOGRAPHY AND NATURAL HISTORY.
Name.-The name Larbert
was formerly written Lairbert scheills, Laithbert scheills, and
Lethbert scheills,-which signifies the scheills or huts
of the man named Lairbert or Laithbert. This parish of Larbert
is united quoad sacra to the parish of Dunipace. At present,
we speak of Larbert parish proper, the form of which is nearly
elliptical,-the measures of the transverse anti conjugate axis
being nearly 3 and 2½ miles; .while the superficial extent
is about 4½ square miles, or about 2700 acres.
Carron is the boundary on the S. and S.S.E. for a distance of
2¼ miles. The parish of Dunipace bounds the west and north-west,
to a distance of 2½ miles; on the north, the little river,
the Pow of Airth, pronounced Poo.2 To a distance of
1¼ mile on the north-east and south-east, the parishes of
Airth and Bothkennar form the marches.
Topographical Appearances and Soil.-The
parish slopes gradually from south-west to north-east. ...........