In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Fordoun like this:
Fordoun, par. and ry. sta., Kincardineshire, 3¼ miles NE. of Laurencekirk, 26,869 ac., pop. 1992; P.O., T.O.; John of Fordoun (14th century), author of the Scotochronicon, was a monk at Fordoun.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Fordoun has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Aberdeenshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Fordoun and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fordoun, in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th October 2016
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