Kincardine O'Neil

infobox UK place
country = Scotland
official_name= Kincardine O'Neil
scots_name=
gaelic_name=
population= 500 (2004) [http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files1/stats/04mid-year-estimates-settlements-table1.pdf]
os_grid_reference= NO592997
map_type= Scotland
latitude=57.086934
longitude=-2.673993
unitary_scotland= Aberdeenshire
lieutenancy_scotland= Kincardineshire
constituency_westminster= West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
constituency_scottish_parliament= West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
post_town= KINCARDINE O'NEIL
postcode_district = AB34
postcode_area= AB
dial_code= 01330

Kincardine O'Neil is one of the oldest villages in Deeside, in the northeast of Scotland. It is situated between Banchory and 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.

Area history

Since ancient times there was a crossing of the Dee River at 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 Ages trackways 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 Railway bypassed the village, impeding the expansion of the settlement, unlike towns nearby. by 1895 the populated of Kincardine O'Neil exceeded 200. [Mackintosh, 1895] Most of the extant buildings were built in the 19th century.

Famous locals

Sonja Cammaert

ee also

* Aboyne Castle
* Royal Deeside

Line notes

References

* 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]

External Sources

* [http://www.kincardineoneil.co.uk/index.php?child=home Kincardine O'Neil Homepage]


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