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Strichen is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It sits on the A981, connecting it to New Deer 7.2 miles to the southwest and Fraserburgh 8 miles to the north-northeast, and the B9093, connecting it to New Pitsligo about four miles due west. The village got its name from Lord Strichen. It is situated on the River Ugie at the foothills of Mormond Hill. The Strichen White Horse is constructed of quartz on Mormond Hill.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Strichen, Aberdeenshire has been known in the past
Strath Aen ~ Stratheyn ~ Streichton ~ Strichney
Strichen, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Strichen, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Aberdeenshire - par., 10,183 ac., pop. 2348; vil., on North Ugie Water, 10½ miles SW. of Fraserburgh, pop. 1204; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; Strichen House, seat, is ¾ m. SW. of sta.
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