Lawrence Road, Rayne

Grid reference

NJ 671 302 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

367100 830200

Latitude

57.361298824115245

Longitude

-2.5469501259156213

County

Aberdeenshire

Nearby places

Saint Cloud, settlement Rayne (0.09 miles)

Rayne, parish (1.55 miles)

Rayne Church, Rayne (1.61 miles)

St Andrews Well, Rayne (1.61 miles)

St Michael's Well, Culsalmond (1.65 miles)

Object Classification

Other

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

It is the road by which one enters the parish from the west. Its name is likely to be a reference to St Lawrence because of the fair mentioned 1493: (RMS ii no. 2132), in which the king grants that there should be a hostel and hospital between the burghs of Aberdeen and Elgin where travelling lieges can be received; and therefore at the request of Bishop William Elphinston he makes the ‘villam de Rane’, which belongs to the said William and his (cathedral) church of Aberdeen, a free burgh of barony; he also grants a full faculty and power of buying and selling in the said burgh; that the bishop and his successors have the power of electing bailifs and officials, and that they can have a cross and market every Monday, and an annual public fair each year on the feast of St Lawrence and through its octave.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Rayne, parish