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Kintore, Aberdeenshire

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Kintore, Aberdeenshire

Kintore is a town and former royal burgh near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, now bypassed by the A96 road between Aberdeen and Inverness. The name Kintore comes from the Gaelic, Ceann Tòrr. Ceann means the head, or the end, and Tòrr means a round hill. So the name signifies that the town was at the head or end of a round hill. This probably refers to Tuach Hill to the south of the town.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ7816
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGrampian

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

Kintore, parl. and royal burgh, and par., with ry. sta., Aberdeenshire--par., 9092 ac., pop. 2327; parl. and royal burgh, on river Don, 3 miles SE. of Inverurie and 13 miles NW. of Aberdeen, pop. 661; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Kintore gives the title of earl and baron to the Keith-Falconers. It is a royal burgh under charter of William the Lion. It forms one of the Elgin District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

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