Cuminestown

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Cuminestown
The square and the main street in Cuminestown
Cuminestown is located in Aberdeen
Cuminestown
Cuminestown
Cuminestown shown within Aberdeenshire
Population 540 (2012)[1]
OS grid reference NJ802502
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district AB53
Dialling code 01888
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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UK
Scotland
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, approximately six miles 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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