infobox UK place
country = Scotland
official_name= Kincardine O'Neil
population= 500 (
constituency_westminster= West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
constituency_scottish_parliament= West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
post_town= KINCARDINE O'NEIL
postcode_district = AB34
Kincardine O'Neil is one of the oldest villages in
Deeside, in the northeast of Scotland. It is situated between Banchoryand Aboyne. The village is known locally as Kinker.
It was designated as a conservation area in 1978. It will be connected to the
Deeside Way, once the route is completed.
Since ancient times there was a crossing of the
Dee Riverat Kincardine O'Neil. [Kincardine O'Neil historical profile] Locations of the Dee crossings along with alignment of ancient trackways formed a major impetus for location of early castles and settlements. In the vicinity of Kincardine O'Neil the Middle Agestrackways to the south had a particular influence on development in and around Kincardine O'Neil and Aboyne Castle. [Hogan, 2007]
In the 19th century, the
Deeside Railwaybypassed the village, impeding the expansion of the settlement, unlike towns nearby. by 1895the populated of Kincardine O'Neil exceeded 200. [Mackintosh, 1895] Most of the extant buildings were built in the 19th century.
* C. Michael Hogan, "Elsick Mounth", Megalithic Portal, ed A. Burnham [http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18037 ]
* John Mackintosh, "History of the Valley of the Dee, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day", 1895, Taylor and Henderson, 240 pages
* [http://www.cushnieent.force9.co.uk/NewChurches/kinker.htm Kincardine O'Neil historical profile]
* [http://www.kincardineoneil.co.uk/index.php?child=home Kincardine O'Neil Homepage]
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