Searching for "ALVAH"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Alvah Banffshire Alvah, a parish on the NE border of Banffshire. It has no village, but lies from 2 to 7½ miles Groome
    Alvah Banffshire Alvah , par., on NE. border of Banffshire, 11,888 ac., pop. 1356; the picturesque Bridge of Alvah is 2 miles Bartholomew
    Banff Banffshire Alvah, S by Marnoch, W and NW by Boyndie; and has an extreme length from NE to SW of 6½ miles Groome
    Banffshire Banffshire Alvah (578), Troup Hill (652), Millstone Hill (987), Lug Hill (1028), Knock Hill (1409), Meikle Balloch (1199), the Hill of Towie Groome
    Deveron or Doveran Aberdeenshire
    Alvah, King-Edward, Banff, and Gamrie- The river, in the upper part of its course, is a mountain stream, careering Groome
    Duff House Banffshire
    Alvah Bridge, comprises parts of two counties and four parishes, and measures 14 miles in circumference; abounds in drives and walks Groome
    Dunlugas Banffshire Alvah parish, Banffshire, on the right bank of the Deveron, 4½ miles NNW of Turriff. Built in 1793, the mansion Groome
    Dunlugas Banffshire Dunlugas , seat and school, Alvah par., Banfltshire, 4½ miles NW. of Turriff. Bartholomew
    Forglen Banffshire Alvah, E and S by Turriff in Aberdeenshire, and SW and W by Marnoch. Its utmost length, from NW to SE, is 5 3 / 8 . miles Groome
    Ha Banffshire Alvah parish, Banffshire, 5 miles S of Banff. It appears to be artificial, but it neither figures in tradition nor has furnished Groome
    Ha' Hill Banffshire Ha' Hill .-- mound, Alvah par., in co. and 5 miles S. of Banff. Bartholomew
    Itlaw Banffshire Itlaw , hamlet, Alvah par., in co. and 5 miles S. of Banff; P.O. Bartholomew
    King Edward Aberdeenshire Alvah in Banffshire, and NW by Alvah. Its utmost length, from E to W, is 9 miles; its breadth, from Groome
    Linhead Banffshire Linhead , place with school, Alvah par., in co. and 6 miles S. of Banff. Bartholomew
    Marnoch Banffshire Alvah, E by Forglen, SE by Turriff in Aberdeenshire, S by Inverkeithny and Rothiemay, W by Rothiemay and Grange, and NW by Ordiquhill Groome
    Montblairy Banffshire Alvah parish, Banffshire. The mansion, on the left bank of the Deveron, 4½ miles NNW of Turriff, was built Groome
    Mountblairy Banffshire Mountblairy , seat, Alvah par., Banffshire, on river Deveron, 4 miles NW. of Turriff. Bartholomew
    Ord Banffshire whom 169 were in Alvah, 390 in Banff, 203 in Boyndie, and 89 in Marnoch.— Ord. Sur., sh. 96, 1876. Groome
    Ord Banffshire parts of the pars. of Alvah, Banff, Boyndie, and Marnoch, pop. 851; the church is 6 miles SW. of Banff. Bartholomew
    Turriff Aberdeenshire Alvah, Auchterless, Drumblade, Forglen, Forgue, Fyvie, Gamrie, Inverkeithny, King-Edward, Monquhitter, and Turriff, the quoad sacra parishes of Macduff, Millbrex Groome
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