Cairness  Aberdeenshire


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

Cairness, an estate, with a mansion and a hamlet, in Lonmay parish, NE Aberdeenshire. The mansion, on the brow of a gentle acclivity, 2½ miles NE of Lonmay station, was built in 1791-99, after designs by Jas. Playfair, at a cost of £25,000; is a handsome edifice in the Grecian style, with tetrastyle Ionic portico; and has fine pleasure-grounds: its owner, Jas. W. Gordon, Esq. (b. 1824, suc. 1841), holds 4100 acres in the shire, valued at £3476 per annum. The hamlet has a post office under Aberdeen.

Cairness through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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