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Maviston Sandhills
Mavieston Sandhills
William Sclanders Esq. Stamp Office Forres. Factor for the Estates of Brodie & Moy.
New Statistical Account of Nairnshire
Moray Described
002 Two large and prominent hills composed wholly of sand situated at the north east point of this parish, and which are said to be shifting eastwardly. They are said to have been formed by sand blown from the beaches of the Ports of Burghead and Findhorn which entirely buried the village of Maviston that once stood near this spot and from which these sandhills derive their name. They are on the property of William Brodie Esq of Brodie for which William Sclanders Esq. is factor who recommends the name now adopted to be written to those sandhills in the parish of Auldearn and Dyke and Moy. A small portion of one of them is in the latter parish.

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County of Nairn -- Parish of Auldearn

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