Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Portknockie

Portknockie, a fishing village in Rathven quoad civilia parish, but in Cullen quoad sacra parish, Banffshire, on the coast, adjacent to Scar Nose, 1¾ mile NW of Cullen town, and 4½ miles NE of Buckie. Founded in 1677, it carries on fishing in 99 large boats and 42 smaller ones; and has a police station, a chapel of ease, a Free church, and a public school. Seafield chapel of ease, which was built by subscription about the year 1840, and which contains 450 sittings, in 1884 had a district assigned to it as a quoad sacra parochial church. Pop. (1793) 243, (1837) 750, (1861) 1159, (1871) 1235, (1881) 1102.—Ord. Sur., sh. 96, 1876.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a fishing village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Portknockie Burgh       Banffshire ScoCnty
Place: Portknockie

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