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1 Morgan, Diane. Lost Aberdeen: The Freedom Lands.
Birlinn, 2009. 9781841588407 2009 1841588407 / 9781841588407 Hardcover As New As New Book 
Hardback with dustwrapper in MINT condition. With pp xviii, 206, b&w illustrations, bibliography and index. The west end of Aberdeen has a character all of its own. The area was originally dominated by the vast Stocket 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 feued 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 city's 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 which 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. S21.. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
2 Morgan, Diane. Lost Aberdeen: The Outskirts.
Birlinn, 2007. 2007 1st Edition Hardcover As New As New Book 
Hardback with dustwrapper, in MINT condition. First edition. With ppxi, 212; with glossary, bibliography and index. In "Lost Aberdeen: The Outskirts", the lands which encircle the city, spreading seamlessly round its heart like a great fan, are explored and the losses chalked up and discussed. The journey begins at Gilcomston, the city's first suburb, once a little village of cottages and weavers' sheds, with a hidden industrial enclave and a remarkably elegant west end. Alas, Gilcomston is so lost that it is hard to find today, in spite of its proximity to the city centre. Heading north to Berryden where the demise of the Northern Co-operative Society's imposing complex of meal and barley mills and dairies is regretted. The journey continues, with Morgan guiding the reader from faded landmarks to vanished villages through a poignant and evocative trail of the past. S21. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
3 Morgan, Diane. The Spital (Villages of Aberdeen).
Denburn Books 1996 1898645035 / 9781898645030 1st Edition Soft cover As New Book Signed by Author(s)
Softcover, As New. First edition, signed by the author. With b&w illustrations, pp296 The Spital :Villages of Aberdeen. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 

 


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