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Fordyce, Aberdeenshire

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Fordyce, Aberdeenshire

Fordyce is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that is slightly inland from the point where the Burn of Fordyce meets the sea between Cullen and Portsoy. It has existed since at least the 13th century.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyBanffshire
OS GridNJ5563
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

Fordyce, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Fordyce, par. and vil., Banffshire -- par. (containing town of Portsoy), 17,198 ac., pop. 4289; vil., on Bum of Fordyce, 2½ miles SW. of Portsoy, pop. 331; P.O.; the vil. has been a burgh of barony since 1499; Fordyce Academy was founded and endowed in 1790; in S. vicinity of vil. is Fordyce Hill, alt. 580 ft.

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