Inverurie operated a parochial poorhouse or almshouse from at least the 1860s. It was locally administered rather than operating as a statutory poorhouse under the central Board of Supervision.
The premises were located at the west side of North Street although are identified as a poorhouse only on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1869. The establishment comprised a row of four cottages which still stood in the 1970s. Marketmuir Court sheltered housing now stands on the site.
In 2008, the playwright Charles Barron created Lottie, a play based on the surviving records of the poorhouse.
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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