Upper Victoria

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Upper Victoria
Upper Victoria is located in Angus
Upper Victoria
Upper Victoria
Location within Angus
OS grid referenceNO536360
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARNOUSTIE
Postcode districtDD7
Dialling code01382
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°30′50″N 2°45′20″W / 56.513751°N 2.755596°W / 56.513751; -2.755596Coordinates: 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