Re: [Peterhead] Genealogy
- Paula Dixon wrote:
> My family lived in Hill of Dens for about 100 years but atdifferent numbered houses. Does anyone know if this is just
a village or the name of a road?
I missed this in your original!
'Hill of Dens' is now a small cluster of buildings next to a
disused quarry. It is at OS Grid Ref NK076424. You
can see it on multimap by clicking on:
'Hill of Dens' is shown on the 1896 OS map but unnamed.
Again it shows as a single building. I would say the name
'Hill of Dens' represents the building[s] on the hill, not a road
I feel certain that it was never a village but there might have
been a few houses alongside the quarry which had numbers
and these would then be recorded on the Census. If it was
ever a hamlet in the 19th century, it isn't now.
There are many other places nearby using the area name 'Dens'.
The farm [?] named 'Dens' itself is about 2km due north, just
into Peterhead parish in an area known as 'East Dens'.