Laurencekirk  Kincardineshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Laurencekirk like this:

Laurencekirk, small market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Kincardineshire - par., 5612 ac., pop. 2045; town, 10 miles NE. of Brechin and 30 miles SW. of Aberdeen, pop. 1454; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday. The markets of Laurencekirk (for cattle, grain, &c.) are the most important in the district. James Beattie (1735-1803), author of The Minstrel, was a native, and Thomas Ruddiman (1674-1757), the grammarian, was for 5 years parish schoolmaster.

Laurencekirk through time

Laurencekirk is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Laurencekirk itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Laurencekirk, in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th October 2020

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