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Fordoun (Pronounced "For-Dun") is a parish and village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Fothirdun (possibly "the lower place"), as it was historically known, was an important area in the Howe of the Mearns. Fordoun and Auchenblae, together with their immediate districts form the Parish of Fordoun with the Parish Church in the vicinity of the original settlement, now absorbed by Auchenblae.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Fordoun, Aberdeenshire has been known in the past
Fordoun, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Fordoun, par. and ry. sta., Kincardineshire, 3¼ miles NE. of Laurencekirk, 26,869 ac., pop. 1992; P.O., T.O.; John of Fordoun (14th century), author of the Scotochronicon, was a monk at Fordoun.
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