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Cortie Brae

Stone Circle


Cortes House across the road from Cortie Brae has been long rumoured to be the site of an ancient circle. Indeed the house is supposedly built on top of it. Anyway this is what Mary W. Melville had to say in the Fraserburgh Herald Oct 9, 2008.

"At one time there stood a Druidical circle on the Cortes estate. The name Cortes is said to be derived from the Gaelic for circle, so it must be of ancient origin. It was first recorded in the 1696 Poll Book that the estate was owned by Patrick Ogilvie of Hallyards a cadet of the Ogilvies of Findlater who purchased the lands from William Keith, Earl Marishcal. The estate remained in the Ogilvie family for the next century"

The rest of the item gives the history of the house up to 2nd World War.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th April 2009ce

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