Grain storage depot west of Whiterashes
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Affleck (Gaelic: Achadh Leac, 'field of the slabs') is a rural area of Whiterashes. The name comes from the same origin as Auchinleck.Other villages or farms in the area are, or have been called, North Affleck, South Affleck, Newton or Nether Affleck and a small forest or bush called the Woodside of Affleck.The area of land was first noted in 1255, when it was referred to as 'Achlek in a document regarding land ownership between the Bishop and Church of Aberdeen and Arbroath Abbey. "Liber S. Thome De Aberbrothoc; Registrorum Abbacie De Aberbrothoc. (Edited by Cosmo Innes and Patrick Chalmers)"
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