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Crossgates, Fifeshire

Historical Description

CROSSGATES, a village, chiefty in the parish of DUNFERMLINE, and partly in that of DALGETY, district of DUNFERMLINE, county of FIFE, 3 miles (E. by S.) from Dunfermline; containing 646 inhabitants. This village is situated at the junction of the parishes of Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, and Dalgety, and takes its name from the intersection of the roads from Edinburgh to Perth and from Dunfermline to Kirkcaldy, which cross each other here. It is well built, containing several neat houses, and a good inn, where an agricultural association of the neighbouring gentry hold their meetings for the annual distribution of prizes. A post-office has been established under that of Inverkeithing, and fairs are held on the last Tuesday in April, the fourth Wednesday in May, the third Tuesday in July, the second Thursday in September, and the Friday before Hallowtide. To the north of the village is the Crossgates station on the Dunfermline branch of the Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee railway. There is a place of worship for the United Presbyterian Synod.

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


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