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Crombie-Point, Fifeshire

Historical Description

CROMBIE-POINT, a village, in the parish of TORRYBURN, district of DUNFERMLINE, county of FIFE, 3 miles (E.) from Torryburn, containing 54 inhabitants. This village, which is situated on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, was formerly a place of considerable trade. It was, indeed, the principal depòt for the transit of the manufactures of Dunfermline, which were shipped hence to Borrowstounness, at that time the chief port on the Firth. The harbour, which is dry at low water, is inclosed by a pier of stone, now in great want of repair. A very considerable portion of the coal found in the neighbourhood, and of agricultural produce, is still shipped from this place; and the Edinburgh and Stirling steamers still land, and take in, passengers and goods at the pier.

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