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Huntly, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Huntly.-- town and par. with ry. sta., in Strath Bogie, NW. Aberdeenshire, at the confluence of the Bogie and the Deveron, 41 miles NW. of Aberdeen and 569 NW. of London - par., 12,475 ac., pop. 4388; town, pop. 3519; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Huntly has considerable trade in agricultural produce - cattle, grain, eggs, cheese, &c.; it has also some implement making, and brick and tile making. The town contains several fine buildings - Stewart's (the Town) Hall; Scott's Hospital (for the aged); and the schools at the gateway to Huntly Lodge (property of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon). In the vicinity are the ruins of Huntly Castle, or Strathbogie Castle (built 13th century, burned and dismantled 1594, rebuilt 1602), the original residence of the earls and marquises of Huntly.
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