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Park, Castle of


(Park House)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Park, a mansion in Ordiquhill parish, Banffshire, 13/8 mile SSE of Cornhill station, this being 8½ miles SW by W of Banff. It was enlarged in 1829, and is a spacious and handsome edifice. Its owner, Lachlan Duff Gordon-Duff, Esq. (b. 1817; suc. 1855), Liberal M. P. for Banffshire 1857-61, holds 13,053 acres in the shire, valued at £7418 per annum. See Botriphnie.—Ord. Sur., sh. 86, 1876.

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