Keyword: Lands of Rubislaw

Sort

Showing 1-1 of 1

Image for Lost Aberdeen: The Freedom Lands.

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