Cornhill, Aberdeenshire

Coordinates: 57°36′43″N 2°41′53″W / 57.612°N 2.6981°W / 57.612; -02.6981

Cornhill
Cornhill, Aberdeenshire.jpg
Entering the village on the B9023 road
Cornhill is located in Aberdeen
Cornhill

 Cornhill shown within Aberdeenshire
OS grid reference NJ925065
Council area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERDEEN
Postcode district AB45
Dialling code 01466
Police Grampian
Fire Grampian
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Banff and Buchan
Scottish Parliament Banff and Buchan
Website aberdeenshire.gov.uk
List of places: UK • Scotland •

Cornhill (Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc an Arbhair) is a small village close to Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.[1]

There is the local garage Ewens of Cornhill,[2] Post Office and the local pub Peggy Duffs. There is a nearby castle, Castle of Park, also known as Park House, which was built in the 16th century. There is a local Church of Scotland which is a joint church between Ordiquhill and Cornhill.[3]

Cornhill has its own highland games in summer, including the Knock Hill race, a 8.5 mile race up the nearby Knock Hill and back.

There is a small school Ordiquill Primary,[4] slightly over a mile southwest along the A95 road.

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Prehistory

There is considerable evidence of prehistoric habitation in the vicinity of Cornhill, including the extant Longman Hill barrow.[5]

Notable people

  • J. Henry created the Kerrs Pink variety of potato in 1907.
  • G. Morrison bred the world's most expensive sheep Deveronvale Perfection which sold for £231,000 in 2009.[6]

tug of war team won 2007 uk tug of war championships held in wales,scottish champions 2005,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

References

  1. ^ AA Touring Guide to Scotland. 1978. 
  2. ^ "Ewens of Cornhill Ltd". Ewens of Cornhill. http://www.ewens.co.uk/. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Contact (Presbytery of Buchan)". Church of Scotland. http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/contact/contactmap34.htm#O. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ordiquhill School". Aberdeenshire Council. http://www.ordiquhill.aberdeenshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 2009. 
  5. ^ C. Michael Hogan. "Longman Hill". The Modern Antiquarian. http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/11228/longman_hill.html#fieldnotes. Retrieved 2008. 
  6. ^ "£231,000 sheep sets price record". BBC News. 28 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8226054.stm. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 

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