Lumsden  Aberdeenshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Lumsden like this:

Lumsden, a village in Auchindoir and Kearn parish, Aberdeenshire, 4 miles SSW of Rhynie, 9¾ N W by N of Alford, and 8 SSW of Gartly station, with which it communicates by public coach. Founded about the year 1825 on what was then a barren moor, it crowns a rising-ground, 745 feet above sea-level, amid a fertile district, and commands a picturesque view to the W, with the Buck of Cabrach in the background. ...

Besides a number of excellent houses, it has a post office under Aberdeen, a branch of the North of Scotland Bank, an hotel, a Free church (1843), a U.P. church (1803), a public school, and fairs on the first Monday of January, February, March, April, and December, the last Tuesday of April and May o. s., and the third Tuesday of August o. s. It carries on a considerable amount of provincial business; and it is the polling-place for the 6th district of West Aberdeenshire. Pop. (1840) 243, (1861) 478, (1871) 487, (1881) 519.—Ord. Sur., sh. 76, 1874.

Lumsden through time

Lumsden is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lumsden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lumsden in Aberdeenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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