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History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick

This district, which has a population of 1022, lies in the north-eastern corner of the Aberdeenshire division of the parish. Within recent years many beautiful villas have been erected, and, as several shops have recently been opened, it is a place of considerable importance. The Aberdeen District Tramways Company have a terminus and stables here, and to the south are the recently laid-out grounds of the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club. To the west are the two large service reservoirs connected with the Aberdeen water-works, used for the purposes of storage, the total capacity of the two reservoirs being not less than eighteen million gallons.

In the centre of the district, and on a most accessible site, a handsome Established Church was erected about ten years ago. The Rev. William Forbes, who was ordained in 1877, is the present incumbent, and he has a communion roll exceeding 271 members. To the northwest there is a small Episcopal Chapel in which service is regularly held.

A market was formerly held here on the second Tuesday of each month, but it has given place latterly to the markets and stock sales which are now regularly held in Aberdeen.

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