Camuston

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Camuston
Camuston is located in Angus
Camuston
Camuston
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO523380
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°31′54″N 2°46′38″W / 56.531586°N 2.777087°W / 56.531586; -2.777087Coordinates: 56°31′54″N 2°46′38″W / 56.531586°N 2.777087°W / 56.531586; -2.777087

Camuston was a village that once existed in Angus, Scotland until the late 18th/early 19th centuries. No trace of it can be found today, but its former location on land between Panmure House and Camustane Hill can be seen for example in the 1794 map by Ainslie, about half a mile to the East of the Camus Cross[1] Camuston can be found with earlier spelling variations, for example, 'Cambistown' as it is called in documents from 1425–6,[2] and has a Celtic rather than Scandinavian etymology.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ainslie, J. (1794), "Map of the county of Forfar or Shire of Angus", National Libraries of Scotland, archived from the original on 5 September 2012, retrieved 2 September 2008
  2. ^ Jervise, A. (1861). Memorials of Angus and the Mearns: being an account, historical, antiquarian, and traditionary of the castles and towns visited by Edward I and the barons, clergy and others who swore fealty to England in 1291-6. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black.
  3. ^ Worsaae, J. J. A. (1852). An account of the Danes and Norwegians in England, Scotland and Ireland. London: John Murray.