Huntly  Aberdeenshire


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

Huntly.-- town and par. with ry. sta., in Strath Bogie, NW. Aberdeenshire, at the confluence of the Bogie and the Deveron, 41 miles NW. of Aberdeen and 569 NW. of London - par., 12,475 ac., pop. 4388; town, pop. 3519; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Huntly has considerable trade in agricultural produce - cattle, grain, eggs, cheese, &c.; it has also some implement making, and brick and tile making. ...

The town contains several fine buildings - Stewart's (the Town) Hall; Scott's Hospital (for the aged); and the schools at the gateway to Huntly Lodge (property of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon). In the vicinity are the ruins of Huntly Castle, or Strathbogie Castle (built 13th century, burned and dismantled 1594, rebuilt 1602), the original residence of the earls and marquises of Huntly.

Huntly through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th January 2022

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