Gardenstown

(Gamrie)

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Gardenstown, a fishing village in Gamrie parish, Banffshire, in the mouth of a romantic ravine at the head of Gamrie Bay, 8 miles ENE of Banff, under which it has a post and telegraph office. Founded in 1720 by Alexander Garden, Esq. of Troup, it stands so close to the high overhanging cliffs as to be almost directly under the eye of any one standing on the top, and rises from an older part close upon the sea to a newer part on ledges and in recesses of the cliffs. At it are a harbour for fishing boats, a branch of the North of Scotland Bank, an Established mission station (1873 ; 360 sittings), and a U. P. church. In 1881 the number of its fishing boats was 98, and of its fishermen and boys 155. Pop. (1841) 348, (1861) 507, (1871) 717, (1881) 871 &emdash; Ord. Sur., sh. 96, 1876.

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