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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Kepplestone - a postscript
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 17:28:48 +0100
Further examination of the available maps reveal a couple of oddities.
1 The 1869 sheet of the Ordnance Survey 1:10560 map (as seen on
www.old-maps.uk - enter the coordinates 391400,805100) reveals another
"Kepplestone Cottage", a short distance SW of Kepplestone House.
However, this is unlikely to be the home of Michele's ancestors, because
the place where it stood is now occupied by an Art Nouveau house known
as St Luke's, built around 1900, which is the now the home of the
Gordon Highlanders' Museum.
2 The 1869 and 1900 Ordnance Survey maps (and others) all agree in
showing Kepplestone House on the east side of Viewfield Road, with a
different house (called simply "Kepplestone") on the east side of
Rubislaw Park Road. Modern maps, on the other hand, label the building
on Rubislaw Park Road as "Kepplestone House". The building on Viewfield
Road is now boarded up and faces an uncertain future, but has been
known, more recently as "Kepplestone Mansion".
I have now put online images of Kepplestone House I (= Kepplestone
Mansion), and of the "cottages" at the Queen's Road end of both
Viewfield Road and Rubislaw Park Road. These are at:
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