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Charlestown, Aberdeenshire

Historical Description

CHARLESTOWN, a village, in the united parish of ABOYNE and GLENTANNER, district of KINCARDINE O'NEIL, county of ABERDEEN, 5 miles distant (W.) from Kincardine O'Neil; containing 260 inhabitants. This thriving place, formerly called Bunty, is pleasantly situated on the western bank of the burn of Coull, near Aboyne Castle, and is a burgh of barony, of which the Marquess of Huntly is superior. The tollbooth was destroyed towards the close of the last century, and the traces of the pot and gallows are now scarcely visible. There are an excellent inn, several good shops, and some flour, barley, and malt mills; and numerous persons are employed in various handicraft trades: a post-office has been established, and the mail-coach to and from Aberdeen passes through daily. A weekly market is held, and there are five fairs annually. Here is the parochial school, and not far distant stands the church.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis


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