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Kingston, Moray

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Kingston, Moray

Kingston on Spey is a small coastal village in Moray, Scotland. It is situated immediately north of Garmouth at the western side of the mouth of the River Spey on the coast of the Moray Firth. Kingston was founded in 1784 and was named after Kingston upon Hull, in East Yorkshire. Kingston's past includes a large shipbuilding industry started in the 18th century. This utilised the enormous amount of timber from the local surrounding forests.
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyMorayshire
OS GridNJ3365
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

Other names by which Kingston, Moray has been known in the past

Kingston Port

Kingston, Moray in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kingston, seaport vil., Urquhart par., NE. Elginshire, near W. side of mouth of river Spey, ¾ mile N. of Garmouth and 9½ miles NE. of Elgin, pop. 326; has shipbuilding.

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