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Harbour of Aberdeen 1769
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Harbour of Aberdeen 1769

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Harbour of Aberdeen 1769
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Harbour of Aberdeen 1769
Plan of the Harbour of Aberdeen as it was in 1769.

Aberdeen Harbour
Harbours
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Aberdeen Local Studies
Many thanks to Silver City Vault user Ed Fowler who has provided the following further information on the image:

This 1769 plan shows the Town Harbour and River Dee as far as the Mid Shingle Fishing. The Trinity Inche adjacent to the Trinity Church has some interesting features including the Denburn stream, High Beach and Blackey Pool. The Quay is to its North with Gardens and the recovered Shorelands. The Inche Dyke is by the Raik Fishing lies slightly south. Below the Navigation Channel to the Quay which is lined with stakes on the south side is Laigh Sands Beach and Flat Sands Beach on the Inche. Arable lands lie north of Footdee Village and the Ropery is to its east and the Torry Ferry route to the south. Point Law inche is lined with Navigation Stakes to the south on the approach to the Torry Pier and has 2 Cairns - a Muckle and a Little (Mickle) Cairn. From Torry, there is the road to the Quarries and some long forgotten names to features on the Girdleness area. A Fish-house that may have been used in conjunction with air-cured haddocks, and Walk Law which may have been a Cairn. Seaward there are names for various features, Harbour Beacon, Low Water Stone, Maw Stone, Benjies Scalie, Point of Short Ness, Bargies Haven, Sloch of Brunts Scalie, Rock of Wraith, Greyhope Bay, Girdle Ness, Long Craig, and Dove Craig. Inland there is False Houses, Wallace Castle and Lownes Hill. Beyond is Upper Torry Village (Farm) and the Hawes of Torry. The end of the pier - yet to be built - is called Point of the Haum (Home).
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