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Charlestown, Banffshire

Historical Description

CHARLESTOWN, a village, in the parish of ABERLOUR, county of BANFF, 5 miles (N. W. by W.) from Dufftown; containing 328 inhabitants. This village was founded in the year 1812 by Charles Grant, Esq., who erected it into a burgh of barony, by the name of Charlestown of Aberlour; it is about half a mile in extent, comprising nearly all the holm lands of the district, and is neatly built. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agricultural pursuits; there is a good inn, and fairs are held on the first Thursday in April, the Thursday before the 21st of May, and the second Thursdays in July and November. The female school for the parish is situated in the village, and affords instruction chiefly in sewing and English reading.

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