In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Rattray like this:
Rattray, a commodious mansion in Crimond parish, NE Aberdeenshire, 7¾ miles NNW of Peterhead, and 4 ESE of Lonmay station. Its owner, James Cumine, Esq. (b. 1810; suc. 1841), holds 1696 acres in the shire, valued at £1293 per annum.Ord. Sur., sh. 87, 1876.
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 Rattray 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 Rattray and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rattray in Aberdeenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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