Deskford had a parochial poorhouses by at least 1867. It administered rather than operating as a statutory poorhouse under the central Board of Supervision.
The property was located about a mile to the west of the Kirktown of Deskford and is identified as a poorhouse on both the Ordnance Survey first edition (approximately 1867) and second edition (approximately 1904) maps.
Only the derelict remains of the building now survive.
Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.
- Aberdeen City Archives, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ, and Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen AB24 3UJ.
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