Aberdeenshire SMR - NO67SE0005 - OLD KINCARDINE

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NameOLD KINCARDINE
NRHE Card No.NO67SE5
NRHE Numlink 36120
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Documentary Record Only
Site Condition Destroyed
Details Site of medieval village; original presumably connected with 13th century castle ( NO67NE0008). It was created the County town in 1531 until the end of the 16th century when Stonehaven took over. Kincardine had neither a tolbooth nor lodgings fit for the accommodation of officials of the judiciary. Commercial decline may also have been hastened by the realignment of the Cairn O'Mount road around the north side of Hunter's Hill. The local market went to Fettercairn and Auchinblae; the market cross is said to have been moved to Fettercairn. The town deteriorated rapidly so that by 1789 only a few houses remained in the vicinity of the two gate ports and the cross. The E port stood at NO 6695 7496 and the W port at NO 6648 7451. The cross stood at NO 6666 7474. By 1863 nothing remained. The market cross which was extant in 1752 is said to have been removed to Fettercairn in the mid 18th.
Last Update18/09/2013
Updated Bycpalmer
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Easting: 366679.462143822, Northing: 774734.161210431

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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
VILLAGES SITE OFA100
GATEWAYS SITE OFB100
HOUSES SITE OFC100
CROSSESMARKETSITE OFD100