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Kinneff, Aberdeenshire

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Kinneff, Aberdeenshire

Kinneff is a roadside hamlet in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, just north of Inverbervie. To the north lies another hamlet, Catterline. Kinneff also has a primary school. Kinneff Old Kirk is famous as the site where the Honours of Scotland were hidden after the Siege of Dunnottar Castle in 1651 until the Restoration in 1660. The church is now open to the public, and a more modern building is used as the local kirk.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyKincardineshire
OS GridNO8574
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGrampian

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

Kinneff and Catterline

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

Kinneff and Catterline, par., Kincardineshire, 7130 ac., pop. 997; contains Kinneff, hamlet, on the coast, 7½ miles S. of Stonehaven; P.O.; of Kinneff Castle, garrisoned by the English during David Bruce's minority, almost no vestige remains; during the siege of Dunnottar Castle, in the time of the Commonwealth, the Scottish regalia were secretly conveyed to Kinneff, and buried under the flags of the church.

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