Mormond

   MORMOND, a village, in the parish of Strichen, county of Aberdeen, 1¼ mile (N. N. E.) from Strichen; containing 681 inhabitants. This place takes its name from the adjacent hill of Mormond, an eminence rising to the height of 800 feet above the level of the sea, which was used as one of the stations in the recent trigonometrical survey of Scotland, and is supposed to be the Roman post Ad Montem Grampium of Richard of Cirencester. The building of the village, which is situated on a tributary of the North Ugie, was commenced in 1764, at the instance of Lord Strichen, the proprietor, and at that time one of the judges of the court of session. The houses are chiefly of native granite, and are disposed in regular streets; many of them have slated roofs, and are of exceedingly neat and interesting appearance, and the cleanly and industrious population comprise masons, blacksmiths, carpenters, tailors, and numerous shoemakers and weavers. The turnpike-road from Peterhead to Banff passes through the village, in which there are several inns, and a neat town-house with a spire, built in 1816, by the order of Mrs. Fraser, of Strichen, mother of Lord Lovat.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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