Lost Aberdeen: The Freedom Lands Diane Morgan

ISBN: 9781841588926

Published: December 31st 2009

Hardcover

206 pages


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Lost Aberdeen: The Freedom Lands  by  Diane Morgan

Lost Aberdeen: The Freedom Lands by Diane Morgan
December 31st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 206 pages | ISBN: 9781841588926 | 6.21 Mb

The west end of Aberdeen has a character all of its own. The area was originally dominated by the vast Socket Lands (or Freedom Lands), a gift of Robert the Bruce to the burgesses of the city by two early fourteenth century charters, and theMoreThe west end of Aberdeen has a character all of its own. The area was originally dominated by the vast Socket Lands (or Freedom Lands), a gift of Robert the Bruce to the burgesses of the city by two early fourteenth century charters, and the extensive Lands of Rubislaw, owned by the Skenes of Rubislaw since the 1680s.

These extensive country areas were eventually feuded off into estates, each with a Big Hoose and several farms. In time the estates were broken up and by the second half of the nineteenth century, the citys west end with its gracious tree-lined streets was, thanks to a few developers, beginning to impose itself on what had largely been open country, around the mills, farms, houses, mansions, bridges and burns. Carriage drives became roads, and the houses that survived were put to other uses, or flanked uncomfortably in a row of modern dwellings.

In her third book examining lost Aberdeen, Diane Morgan uncovers forgotten villages and communities and reveals how roads and new routeways began to define this amorphous area.



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