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Lost Aberdeen: The Outskirts.

By: Morgan, Diane.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2007.: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1319

Condition: As New


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 nor... View more info

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The Spital (Villages of Aberdeen).

By: Morgan, Diane.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Denburn Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005296

ISBN: 1898645035

Condition: As New


Softcover, As New. First edition, signed by the author. With b&w illustrations, pp296 The Spital :Villages of Aberdeen. View more info

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Lost Aberdeen: The Freedom Lands.

By: Morgan, Diane.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2009. 9781841588407: 2009

Seller ID: 1318

ISBN: 1841588407

Condition: As New


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... View more info