Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Girdle Ness

Girdle Ness, a promontory in Nigg parish, Kincardineshire, flanking the S side of the mouth of the river Dee, and terminating 2 miles ESE of Aberdeen. It forms the eastern extremity of a spur of the Grampian mountains; and is crowned with a lighthouse, which, built in 1833 at a cost of £11, 940, shows two fixed lights, 115 and 185 feet above mean tide, and visible at the distance of 16 and 19 nautical miles.—Ord. Sur., sh. 77, 1873.


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

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Feature Description: "a promontory"   (ADL Feature Type: "capes")
Administrative units: Nigg ScoP       Kincardineshire ScoCnty

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