In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Port Errol like this:
Port-Errol or Ward-of-Cruden, a coast village in Cruden parish, Aberdeenshire, at the mouth of the Water of Cruden, 11½ miles NE of Ellon, under which it has a post and telegraph office. A promising station of the herring fishing, it has a lifeboat and rocket apparatus, an hotel, 68 boats, and a recent harbour, whose inner basin is 300 feet long and 150 to 175 feet wide. The Aberdeen Lime Co. here ships corn, and imports coal, manures, etc., doing a large business. Pop. (1881) 493.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 Port Errol 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 Port Errol and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Port Errol in Aberdeenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th December 2013
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