Tough, Aberdeenshire

In the latter part of the nineteenth century, the parish of Tough established a parochial poorhouse or almshouse. It was locally administered rather than operating as a statutory poorhouse under the central Board of Supervision.

Although the building appears on the first edition Ordnance Survey map (c.1865) it is not identified as a poorhouse until the second edition of c.1900. The building was located about a mile to the north-east of the Kirkton of Tough in woodland known as Kirkton Moss.

Tough poorhouse site, 1900

The building no longer exists.


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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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