Keig operated a parochial poorhouse or almshouse from at least the 1860s. It was locally administered rather than operating as a statutory poorhouse under the central Board of Supervision.
The poorhouse was located about a mile to the north-east of Castle Forbes and is identified as a poorhouse only on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1868. The single-storey building was divided into four dwellings.
The building, now much extended, is a private residence.
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- Aberdeen City Archives, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ, and Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen AB24 3UJ.
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