Upper Victoria

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Upper Victoria
Upper Victoria is located in Angus
Upper Victoria
Upper Victoria
 Upper Victoria shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO536360
Council area Angus
Lieutenancy area Angus
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARNOUSTIE
Postcode district DD7
Dialling code 01382
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dundee East
Scottish Parliament Angus
North East Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°30′50″N 2°45′20″W / 56.513751°N 2.755596°W / 56.513751; -2.755596

Upper Victoria is a hamlet in Angus, Scotland. It lies on the A92 road between Arbroath and Dundee and is the location of the junction of the A92 and the Marches, the Craigton to Carnoustie road, forming the main route into Carnoustie.[1]

Upper Victoria was the site of Pitskelly quarry and, in the early 19th century, David Hunter of Blackness constructed a railway line between the quarry and Carnoustie to transport stone railway sleepers to the main line. The stone ultimately proved to be of inferior quality and the venture was abandoned.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7 
  2. ^ Dickson, Robert (1892), Carnoustie and its neighbourhood (revised (facsimile 2002) ed.), Balgavies, Angus: Pinkfoot Press