Charlestown


Charlestown
   1) CHARLESTOWN, a village, in the parish of Aboyne and Glentanner, district of Kincardine O'Neil, county of Aberdeen, 5 miles (W.) from Kincardine O'Neil; containing 260 inhabitants. This thriving place, formerly called Bunty, is pleasantly situated on the western bank of the burn of Coull, near Aboyne Castle, and is a burgh of barony, of which the Marquess of Huntly is superior. The tollbooth, however, was destroyed towards the close of the last century, and the traces of the pot and gallows are now scarcely visible. There are an excellent inn, several good shops, and some flour, barley, and malt mills, and numerous persons are employed in various handicraft trades; a post-office has been established, and the mail-coach to and from Aberdeen passes through daily. A weekly market is held, and there are five fairs annually. The village contains a parochial school, and not far distant stands the church.
   2) CHARLESTOWN, a village, in the parish of Aberlour, county of Banff, 5 miles (N. W. by W.) from Dufftown; containing 328 inhabitants. This village was founded in the year 1812, by its proprietor, Charles Grant, Esq., who erected it into a burgh of barony, by the name of Charlestown of Aberlour; it is about half a mile in extent, comprising nearly all the holm lands of the district, and is neatly built. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agricultural pursuits; there is a good inn, and fairs are held on the first Thursday in April, the Thursday before the 21st of May, and the second Thursdays in July and November. The female school for the parish is situated in the village, and affords instruction chiefly in sewing and English reading.
   3) CHARLESTOWN, a hamlet, in the parish of Knockbain, county of Ross and Cromarty; containing 87 inhabitants.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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