Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Torry

Torry, a fishing village in Nigg parish, Kincardineshire, on the right hank and near the mouth of the Dee, opposite Aberdeen, with which it now communicates by Victoria Bridge (1881), a ferry-boat accident of 5 April 1877 having cost the lives of 32 out of 60 passengers. It has a post office under Aberdeen, with money order and savings' bank departments, a battery, a pier, large brickworks, a Free church, and a public school. Pop. (1861) 473, (1871) 686, (1881) 1117.—Ord. Sur., sh. 77, 1873.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a fishing village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Nigg ScoP       Aberdeenshire ScoCnty       Kincardineshire ScoCnty
Place: Torry

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