Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Durn

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.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a hill and a burn"   (ADL Feature Type: "mountains")
Administrative units: Fordyce ScoP       Banffshire ScoCnty
Place: Durn

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