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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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Newburgh, a seaport village in Foveran parish, Aberdeenshire, on the right side of the river Ythan, 7 furlongs from the sea, 5 miles SE of Ellon station, and 13¼ NNE of Aberdeen, under which it has a post and telegraph office, and with which it communicates daily by 'bus. Pleasantly situated, and greatly improved of recent years, it contains several substantial and commodious houses; possesses important facilities both for manufacture and for fishing; ranks as a subport of Aberdeen; and carries on commerce chiefly in exporting grain, and in importing coal, timber, lime, and bones. Pop. (1841) 393, (1861) 541, (1871) 570, (1881) 645.—Ord. Sur., sh. 77, 1873.

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