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Edzell, Angus

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Edzell, Angus

Edzell is a village in Angus, Scotland. It is 5 miles (8 km) north of Brechin, by the River North Esk. Edzell is a Georgian-era planned town, with a broad main street and a grid system of side streets. Originally called Slateford, Edzell was renamed in 1818 after an earlier hamlet 1.5 miles (2.5 km) to the west, which by then had been abandoned. Edzell's population in 2004 was 780.
Post townBRECHIN
Administrative CountyAngus
Traditional CountyAngus
OS GridNO6068
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01356

Other names by which Edzell, Angus has been known in the past

Aigle ~ Edale

Edzell, Angus in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Edzell (popularly Aigle), vil., Forfarshire, and par., partly also in Kincardineshire -- par., 20,068 ac., pop. 823; vil. (formerly called Slateford), on the North Esk, 5½ miles N. of Brechin, pop. 370; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has several annual fairs; 1 mile W. is the ruin of Edzell Castle, an old seat of the Lindsays, now the property of the Earl of Dalhousie; it consists of two towers, connected by an extensive wall; the oldest is of unknown antiquity, the other dates from the 16th cent.

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