Parish of Logie-Coldstone

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1791-99: Logie-Coldstone
1791-99: Moneydie
1834-45: Logie-Coldstone
1834-45: Moneydie

Logie-Coldstone, a parish of SW Aberdeenshire, whose church stands 608 feet above sea-level, 4 miles W of Tarland and 4½ NNW of the station and post-town, Dinnet. Comprising, since 1618 the ancient parishes of Logie-Mar and Coldstone, it is bounded N by Towie and two fragments of Tarland, E by Tarland and Coull, SE by Aboyne, S by Glenmuick, and W by Strathdon. Its utmost length, from E by N to W by S, is 73/8 miles ; its breadth varies between 6 furlongs and 5 miles; and its area is 13,6241/6 acres, of which 236/7 are water. Deskry Water flows 6¼ miles north-north-eastward along the Strathdon boundary; and other streams run to triangular Loch Daven (6 x 4¾ furl. ; 480 feet) on the boundary with Glenmuick, so that the drainage belongs partly to the Don but mainly to the Dee. The north-western district, drained by Deskry Water, is in Donside; and all the rest of the parish is in Cromar. A range of heights, extending north-eastward, divides the Donside from the Cromar district; and a loftier range, extending thence south-south-westward to the meeting point with Glenmuick and Strathdon parishes, culminates in the lofty summit of Morven (2862 feet), celebrated in a poem of Lord Byron, and commanding a view down Deeside as far as the eve can reach. Of the eastern division of the parish the highest summit is the Sockaugh (2032 feet), at the meeting-point with Leochel and Tarland. Great part of the parish appears to have anciently been occupied by a large lake, or a chain of lakes, and now is a valley diversified by rising-grounds. The predominant rock is granite ; and the soil on the hill slopes is generally deep and fertile, on the low grounds is mostly shallow, and either sandy or peaty. About 3000 acres are in tillage, and 900 are under wood. Mansions are Blelack, Corrachree, and Deskry Shiel; and 4 proprietors hold each an annual value of more, 4 of less, than £500. Logie-Coldstone is in the presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil and the synod of Aberdeen; the living is worth £326. The parish church, erected in 1780, and almost rebuilt in 1876 at a cost of £900, contains 400 sittings. A public school, with accommodation for 155 children, had (1882) an average attendance of 74, and a grant of £55, 17s. Valuation (1860) £4041, (1884) £6368, 5s. 8d. Pop. (1801) 861, (1831) 910, (1861) 932, (1871) 900, (1881) 908.—Ord. Sur., shs. 75, 76, 1876-74.

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