Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: village
Population (2011): 963    
(2001): 879
(1991): 1112
(1981): 892
(1971): 962
(1961): 967
(1951): 1040
(1891): 1133
(1881): 1204
(1871): 1184
(1861): 1030

Tourist Rating: N/A
Text of Entry Updated: 25-MAY-2020

Latitude: 57.585°N Longitude: 2.0936°W
National Grid Reference: NJ 945 550
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The population of the new village expanded to 200 in 1790 and 681 in 1840, a boost to development later taking place when the railway arrived in 1865. The two-storey Town Hall in the centre of the village dates from 1816 and the public library in the Anderson and Woodman Institute was opened in 1923. The Parish Church was originally built as a Free Church in 1893 and replaced an older building within the churchyard to the south west of the village on the union of the Free Church with the Church of Scotland in 1929. The older building which dates from 1798 was the successor to an earlier church built in 1620. Also in the old kirkyard is the Tolquhon Tomb which was created in 1589 for William Forbes of Tolquhon Castle and his wife Elizabeth Gordon. Other church buildings in Strichen include an Episcopal Church (1861) and a building thought to have been built in 1580 as a Roman Catholic chapel but never completed. Nearly a mile to the south of the village is a recumbent stone circle which dates from the 3rd-2nd millennium BC.

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