Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Forbes

Forbes, a hamlet and an ancient parish in Aberdeenshire. The hamlet lies on the left bank of the river Don, at the Bridge of Alford, 1¾ mile WNW of Alford village, and has a good inn, the Forbes Arms, and a post office under Aberdeen. The parish was annexed in 1722 to Kearn, from which it is separated by a range of hills; and has, since 1808, been united to Tullynessle. It has belonged, from the 13th century, to the noble family of Forbes of Castle Forbes.—Ord. Sur., sh. 76, 1874.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a hamlet and an ancient parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Forbes ScoP       Aberdeenshire ScoCnty
Place: Forbes

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