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Tomintoul, The Square, General

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Site Name Tomintoul, The Square, General

Classification General View

Canmore ID 196205

Site Number NJ11NE 89

NGR NJ 1687 1874

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Kirkmichael (Moray)
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

The Square in Tomintoul dates back to the earliest phase of the village's history, forming part of the original plan laid out by Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, in the late eighteenth century.

At the centre of the town, The Square is host to a number of commercial buildings, including three hotels, a bank and a post office. The tourist information centre and the museum are also located here.

Many of the buildings date from the late nineteenth century, but at least one dates back to the late eighteenth century and may have been part of the original foundation. The cast-iron drinking fountain is dated 1915, and was a gift to the village by a former resident, Robert Gordon.

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project


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