Leochel Cushnie, Aberdeenshire
Leochel Cushnie 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 building, a small cottage, was located at Ley, a mile or so to the north-east of Leochel Cushnie village. It is identified as a poorhouse on both the first edition Ordnance Survey map of c.1869 and the second edition map of c.1900.
Only the overgrown ruins of the building now survive.
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- Aberdeen City Archives, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ, and Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen AB24 3UJ.
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