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Cuminestown Main Street.jpg
The square and the main street in Cuminestown
Cuminestown is located in Aberdeenshire
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population540 (2012)[1]
OS grid referenceNJ802502
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtAB53
Dialling code01888
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°32′23″N 2°19′54″W / 57.5397°N 2.3317°W / 57.5397; -2.3317Coordinates: 57°32′23″N 2°19′54″W / 57.5397°N 2.3317°W / 57.5397; -2.3317

Cuminestown (pron. kʌm'ɪnstʌn) is a village in the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire, about 6 miles (10 kilometres) east of Turriff. The village is the main centre of the parish of Monquhitter, which was split from Turriff in 1649 when what was then a rural church was built on land owned by the Cumine family. The village itself was originally built in the 1750s to a design by Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk, who was a friend of Joseph Cumine. Grant's plan for the village followed closely the design used for firstly New Keith, and secondly Archiestown. The construction of the village was followed soon afterwards by the adjacent hamlet of Garmond.

In 2011, Cuminestown had an estimated population of 440.[2]

The village primary school, called Monquhitter School, also serves Garmond and New Byth.

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  1. ^ Estimated population of settlements by broad age groups, mid-2012
  2. ^ "Small Area Population Estimates and Forecasts". Aberdeenshire Council. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.

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