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Insch, General

Burgh (Medieval), Village (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Insch, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Village (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 76037

Site Number NJ62NW 42

NGR NJ 63 28

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Insch
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

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INSCH. A burgh of barony lying within a 'diversity of hill and dale'. Very much a local centre; in the 19th century it had monthly cattle fairs, and hiring fairs every May and November. The street pattern is almost random. Principally Insch is

endowed with a delightful series of good, late 19th-century cottages, most single-storey-andattic with consoled doorpieces, hood-moulds to windows, skewputs, canted dormers and ridge tiles - often excellently done.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NJ62NW 42 63 28

Insch was erected a burgh of barony in 1677.

G S Pryde 1965


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