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Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

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Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

Gardenstown is a small coastal village near Banff in Aberdeenshire, Northeast Scotland. Gardenstown was founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden as a fishing village. Nearby are the remains of the Church of St John the Evangelist which was built in 1513, and celebrates the defeat of the Danes at this site in 1004 in the 'Battle of the Bloody Pits'. A permanent meteorological station is situated at Gardenstown. The village's main economic base is fishing.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyBanffshire
OS GridNJ8064
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

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

Gardenstown, fishing vil., Gamrie par., in co. and 8 miles E. of Banff, on Gamrie Bay, pop. 871; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; was founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden of Troup.

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