Kirktown of Fetteresso

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The Kirktown of Fetteresso is a well-preserved village near Stonehaven, Scotland.[1] In the planning area of Kincardine and Mearns, Aberdeenshire, this village contains many very old stone residential structures as well as the Church of St. Ciarans and its associated graveyard. The Carron Water winds through the Kirktown of Fetteresso, and Fetteresso Castle, a listed building, lies at the northwestern verge. Other notable area historic structures are the Ury House, Stonehaven Tolbooth, Muchalls Castle and the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Nathalan. Some of the earliest area prehistory has been found nearby on the Fetteresso Estate grounds, where there have been archaeological finds from the Bronze Age.[2]

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Graveyard at Saint Ciarans Church, Kirktown of Fetteresso

Fetteresso was the birthplace of Alexander Wood, who emigrated to Toronto in 1793 and became a noted businessman and magistrate.[3] It is also home to Kirktown Garden Centre, a garden centre and restaurant.

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  1. ^ United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map Landranger 45, Stonehaven and Banchory, 1:50,000 scale
  2. ^ C.Michael Hogan, Fetteresso Fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2008)
  3. ^ Alexander Wood at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Coordinates: 56°57′49″N 2°14′27″W / 56.96361°N 2.24083°W / 56.96361; -2.24083