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New Deer, Aberdeenshire

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New Deer, Aberdeenshire

New Deer is a settlement in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland that lies in the valley of Deer. It was founded after monks from Deer Abbey, Old Deer built a chapel at Auchreddie, which translates as "field of the bog myrtle". Around 1507 the register of Deer Abbey lists its lands in the "new paroche of Deir". The name Auchreddie has dropped in significance over the years, however the southern end of the village is still known by this name.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ8846
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

Other names by which New Deer, Aberdeenshire has been known in the past

Deer ~ Deer New

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

Deer, New, par. and vil., E. Aberdeenshire -- par., 26,750 ac., pop. 4875; vil., 2½ miles W. of Maud June, and 13 miles W. of Peterhead, pop. 755; P.O., 2 Banks; is a thriving place, with several annual fairs, 2 hotels, a market-place, and a public hall (1864).

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