Cushnie  Aberdeenshire


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

Cushnie, an ancient parish in Alford district, Aberdeenshire, annexed in 1798 to Leochel, and now forming the western section of that parish. Cushnie or Sockangh Hill, at the meeting-point with Towie, LogieColdstone, and Tarland, 7 miles SW of Alford village, has an altitude of 2032 feet above sea-level, and commands a very extensive view. ...

Cushnie Burn, rising on the north-western shoulder of the hill, runs 4½ miles east-north-eastward along Cushnie Glen and the Howe of Cushnie to a confluence with Leochel Water at Brigton of Ininteer. Cushnie barony, originally called Cussenin (Gael. eh'oisinn, ` corner '), belonged, in the 12th century, to a family of its own name; went by marriage, in the early part of the 14th century, to the Leslies, ancestors of the Earls of Rothes; and passed, in 1628, to the Lumsdens. The old House of Cushnie, built in 1707, has long been uninhabited; but near it a small neat mansion was erected by the late proprietor, the Rev. Hy. T. Lumsden (died 1867), whose widow holds 3000 acres in the shire, valued at £2588 per annum. His uncle, Matthew Lumsden, LL.D. (1788-1856), was an eminent orientalist.—Ord. Sur., sh. 76,1874. See Leochel-Cushnie.

Additional information about this locality is available for Leochel Cushnie

Cushnie through time

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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