Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Alford. You may be able to find further references to Alford in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Alford a village and a parish Groome
Alford, Howe or Vale of that portion of the Don's basin Groome
Alford, Howe or Vale of portion of river Don's basin Bartholomew
Alford Valley Railway a railway Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Alford.

Place Type of entry Source
Buckie hamlet and burn Bartholomew
Gallowhill a hamlet, with a public school Groome
Gallowhill school Bartholomew
Haughton a mansion, with finely-wooded grounds Groome
Haughton seat Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Alford within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant August 7-13: Aberdeen and the North East 1

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Tullynessle 0 2
Keig 0 2
Tough 0 2
Craigievar 0 2
Leochel Cushnie 0 2
Leslie 0 2
Cushnie 0 2
Premnay 0 2
Clatt 0 2
Kildrummy 2 2
Monymusk 0 2
Christskirk 0 2
Lumphanan 0 2
Lumsden 0 2
Kearn 0 1
Cluny 0 2
Auchindoir 0 2
Kennethmont 0 3
Insch 0 2