Howe of Alford

(Vale of Alford)

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Alford, Howe or Vale of, that portion of the Don's basin, from Kirkton of Forbes down to the Bridge of Keig, a distance of some 9 miles, which comprehends parts of Tullynessle and Keig to the N, and of Alford, Leochel, and Tough to the S of the river. From 5 miles broad to 7½, it is bounded NW by the Correen Hills (1588 feet), NE by Bennachie (1619), W by Callievar (1747), S by the hills of Alford, SE by those of Corrennie Forest (1621), and E by Cairn William (1469). See Don, and the above named parishes.

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