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Fordel-Square, Fifeshire

Historical Description

FORDEL-SQUARE, a village, in the parish of Dalgety, district of Dunfermline, county of Fife, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Inverkeithing; containing 157 inhabitants. It lies on the western side of the parish, and is connected with the Fordel coal-works, which have been wrought for nearly 250 years, and where nearly 70,000 tons of coal were latterly raised every year: they are now discontinued. In the neighbourhood is a picturesque waterfall; and Fordel House, an elegant mansion surrounded with extensive plantations, is only a short distance from the village.

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