Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Cove

Cove, a fishing village in Nigg parish, Kincardineshire, with a station on the Caledonian railway, 4¾ miles S by E of Aberdeen, under which it has a post office. At it are St Mary's Episcopal church (1868), a public and an Episcopal school, an hotel, and a harbour, which, mainly natural, or very slightly improved by art, serves often as a place of refuge to boats in high north-easterly winds. The fishermen engage in various kinds of fishery, and have considerable reputation for the drying and smoking of haddocks. A cave enters from the beach in the vicinity, and probably gave name to the village. Pop. (1861) 385, (1871) 450, (1881) 550.

(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       Kincardineshire ScoCnty
Place: Cove

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