Brig Street, Strichen, shawin the distinctive Toun Hoose
|Population||1,020  (Aiberdeenshire Cooncil)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||Unitit Kinrick|
Strichen is a smaw village in Aiberdeenshire, Scotland. It sits on the A981, connectin it tae New Deer, 7.2 mile tae the soothwast, an the Broch, 8 mile tae the nor'-nor'east, an the B9093, connectin it tae Cyaak aboot 4 mile tae the wast. The village taks its name fae Laird Strachen. It is locatit on the River Ugie at the fithill o Mormond Hill. The Strichen White Horse is makit o quartz on Mormond Hill, some 1,500 metre nor'east o Strichen.
History[eedit | eedit soorce]
There is muckle evidents o airly man bidin in an aroon Strichen. Strichen Stane Circle can be fand near Strichen Hoose on publicly aiccessible laund. Cairn Catto an a nummer o tumuli lie forder sooth.
There ar mony listit biggins inwith the village. The maist significant is the category A listit Toun Hoose biggit tae a design bi Aiberdeen airchitecht John Smith in 1816. It is descrieved bi Historic Scotland as an "excellent example of an early 19th century castellated Town House".
Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]
Author an screenscriever Lorna Moon wis born in Strichen in 1886. Her 1925 quair o short stories Doorways in Drumorty wis scrieved when she bided in Hollywood an is based on her mindins o Strichen. Her 1929 novelle Dark Star featurs scenes o Strichen an Aiberdeenshire as weel.
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- Historic Environment Scotland. "Town House High Street and Bridge Street (LB16551)". Retrieved 15 Apryle 2019.
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- "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)