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My wife's ancestors - Gibbon - Contents


Ellengowan, Aberdeen

Ellengowan (or Ellangowan), NW of Cults, on the SW side of Aberdeen.

"Ellengowan": Old maps spell it "Ellengowan".
"Ellangowan": The Gibbon family spelt it "Ellangowan" in:

  1. The poem of 1849.
  2. The Gibbon entries in [Aberdeen Directory].
  3. The old house sign.





Ellengowan.
Photo 2008. Taken from the road junction (NE side).
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See similar shot.




Ellengowan was built c.1835.
The unmarried sisters the "Misses Gibbon" are listed as living here in [Aberdeen Directory] 1845-46 to 1850-51.
It is listed as "Ellangowan cottage, Pitfoddels" [Hill of Pitfoddels is nearby].
Their brother Arthur Gibbon wrote the poem of 1849 from here.
But think he was only visiting, did not live here.

It is now a listed building, see entry.





Ellengowan on 1899 map.



Ellengowan today ("Sunnyside Livery Stables").
The old house is to the E side of the plot. Newer building to the W side.
2019 screenshot from Google satellite view.
See also streetmap.co.uk.


Ellengowan.
Photo 2008. Taken from the S lawn.
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The old house sign says "Ellangowan".
Photo 2008.
Light adjusted. See larger and original.



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