Maps and plans of Balquhain, Fetternear and Insch estates, Aberdeenshire

Scope and Content

Maps and plans of Balquhain, Fetternear and Insch estates, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, c 1769 - 1869. The collection comprises 11 maps and plans, but their fragile condition renders 4 of these unsuitable for production, pending conservation. The remaining maps, available for consultation with care, comprise A plan of that part of the land of Balquhain lying in the Sucket of Mill of Ward house and Parish of Insch, the property of Mr Partick Lesly Grant Esq., by John Hume (1769); The plan of the line of march between the land of Balquhain and Braco (1806); Plan of the Upper Barony Insch lands ... property of John Leslie, Esq., surveyed by Walker&Beattie, Aberdeen (1838); Plan of the Lower Barony Insch lands ... property of John Leslie Esq., surveyed by Walker and Beattie, Aberdeen (1838); Fetternear No. I: Plan of part of the Barony of Balquhain lying in the parishes of Inverey and Chapel of Garioch, produced for John Leslie, Esq., by Walker and Beattie, Aberdeen (1838); Sketch of the Knockenbaird lands, part of the Barony of Insch (n.d.); Ordnance Survey sheet LXV, 6 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1868, published 1869; showing Newhills parish with parts of the parishes of Skene, Kinellar, Kintore and Dyce

Administrative / Biographical History

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Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the University in Apr 1989 by David Fyffe, of Fetternear. Additional deposit Apr 2000.

Other Finding Aids

Summary list available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail:

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

The maps were found in the rafters of a potting shed, by David Fyffe's father, Mr. L.R.K. Fyffe, of Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, c 1988


No accruals expected

Related Material

Papers of the Leslies of Balquhain, 1340 - 1919 (GB 231 MS 3043)


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

This material is original