Durn  Banffshire


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

Durn, a hill and a burn in Fordyce parish, N Banffshire. The hill culminates 2 miles SW of Portsoy, and, rising to an altitude of 651 feet above sea-level, is crowned with remains of an ancient camp, supposed to have been Danish; a quarry on its northern side yields a beautiful variety of quartz, exported to England for the use of the potteries. The burn, rising near Smithfield, at an altitude of 600 feet, runs 6 miles north-north-eastward to the sea at Portsoy.—Ord. Sur., sh. 96, 1876.

Additional information about this locality is available for Fordyce

Durn through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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