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- n. The settlement in which the parish church is. A church town.
- n. A glebe.
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The annals of Crieff as a kirk-town are a dreary waste in the judgment of one who assures us that he has waded through the records of services from 1549 to 1700.
During these long years, Crieff was an ordinary kirk-town, nowise distinguished among its fellows.
Court of the Earl Palatine of Strathearn Crieff also decayed, and sank into the position of an ordinary kirk-town.
We come now to look more closely at Crieff, when it set out upon its comparatively undistinguished career as a kirk-town.
The manse stood between the high road and the water of Dule, with a gable to each; its back was towards the kirk-town of Balweary, nearly half a mile away; in front of it, a bare garden, hedged with thorn, occupied the land between the river and the road.