UK Genealogy Archives logo

Coaltown of Balgonie, Fifeshire

Historical Description

COALTOWN OF BALGONIE, in the parish of MARKINCH, district of KIRKCALDY, county of FIFE, 1 mile (S.) from Markinch, containing 415 inhabitants. This village, which is situated to the west of Balgonie, consists chiefly of cottages, inhabited by persons employed in the collieries from which it takes its name, and in the spinning-mills, bleachfields, and other works in the vicinity. The Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee railway passes by.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis


Online maps of Coaltown of Balgonie are available from a number of sites:

Postal districtKY7
Post TownGlenrothes