Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire

Leochel Cushnie 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 building, a small cottage, was located at Ley, a mile or so to the north-east of Leochel Cushnie village. It is identified as a poorhouse on both the first edition Ordnance Survey map of c.1869 and the second edition map of c.1900.

Leochel Cushnie site, 1900

Only the overgrown ruins of the building now survive.

Fireplace of former Leochel Cushnie poorhouse, 2009, 2009.
© Peter Higginbotham.



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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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