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Old Deer, Aberdeenshire

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Old Deer, Aberdeenshire

Old Deer a parish and village in the district of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The population as of 1901 was 4,313. The village lies on the Deer or South Ugie Water, 10.1 miles west of Peterhead, and two miles from Mintlaw station on the Great North of Scotland Railway Company's branch line from Aberdeen to Peterhead. Industries include distilling, brewing, and the manufacture of woollens, and there are quarries of granite and limestone. The village is the birthplace of David B.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ9747
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

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

Deer ~ Deer Old ~ Der

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

Deer, Old, vil., Aberdeenshire, and par., partly also in detached portion of Banffshire -- par., 27,363 ac., pop. 5104; vil., 1 mile SW. of Mintlaw sta. and 9½ miles W. of Peterhead; P.O.; has remains of St Mary's Abbey of Deer, a Cistercian monastery founded 1218-19; all traces of the previous Columban monastery, founded by Columba and his nephew Drostan (close of the 6th century), have disappeared; according to the Book of Deer, it retained its Columban and Celtic character down to the reign of David I. (1123-1153).

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