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Fordoun, Aberdeenshire

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Fordoun, Aberdeenshire

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.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyKincardineshire
OS GridNO7475
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

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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