Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire
As the result of a gift, Chapel of Garioch established a parochial poorhouse or almshouse in 1845. It was locally administered rather than operating as a statutory poorhouse under the central Board of Supervision.
The building was located at the Hillhead of Pitbee, around a mile to the north-west of Chapel of Garioch village. It is identified as a poorhouse on both the first edition (1869) or second edition (1900) Ordnance Survey maps.
In 1904, the establishment had accommodation for 9 men, 9 women and 18 children.
The building is understood no longer to exist.
There was also a poorhouse at Moss-side, in the vicinity of Red Moss, around three miles to the north of Old Meldrum.
- Chapel of Garioch Hillhead of Pitbee Paupers' Lodging House - 1881 Census
- Chapel of Garioch Moss-Side Poorhouse - 1881 Census
Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals.
- Aberdeen City Archives, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ, and Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen AB24 3UJ.
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