History of the County of Fife (Volume 3); From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

9780217930888: History of the County of Fife (Volume 3); From the Earliest Period to the Present Time
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1840. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE HISTORY OF FIFE. DISTRICT OF ST ANDREWS. PARISH OF ST ANDREWS. I. The parish of St Andrews, occupies the central portion of the east coast of the county, lying south-east of the estuary of the Eden, and between it and the parish of Kingsbarns. It is about 8 miles in length, from its south-east to its north-west extremity. The south-eastern part of the parish is only 2 miles in breadth from east to west; but towards the north-west, its breadth is increased to 4 miles. It is said altogether to contain an area of about 17 or 18 square miles. On the south it is bounded by the parishes of Ceres, Cameron, Denino, St Leonards, and Kingsbarns; on the east by the bay of St Andrews--a portion of the German ocean; on the north by the estuary of the Eden, which divides it from the parish of Leuchars; and on the west by the parishes of Leuchars and Kemback. The parish contains 21 miles 736 yards of turnpike roads, and six miles 472 yards of statute labour roads. Besides the city of St Andrews and its suburbs, there are three villages in the parish, Boarhills near the south-eastern boundary, Strathkinnes about 2 miles north-west of the city, and Kincaple north of Strathkinnes, and near the Eden. Of these Strathkinnes is the largest, containing a population of about 500. Along the estuary of the Eden, on the north-western division of the parish, the land is low and flat, a part of which is in tillage, though the larger portion forms links or downs, which afford pasture for sheep, and are also useful as a place of pleasant recreation for the inhabitants of the city. From the point at the mouth of the Eden to Kenly-burn, which divides the parish from Kingsbarns, there are about six miles of sea coast. Of this there are about two miles to the north and east of the city ...

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