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Freuchie, Fifeshire

Historical Description

FREUCHIE, a village, in the parish of Falkland, district of Cupar, county of Fife, 1½ mile (E. S. E.) from Falkland; containing 713 inhabitants. It lies near the eastern boundary of the parish, on the road from Falkland to Pitlessie, and has the small hamlet of Little Freuchie on the west. The village is of some antiquity, and is said to have been in former times a place of exile for courtiers who had incurred the royal displeasure: in 1716 it suffered much from the depredations of Rob Roy's garrison at Falkland. It is chiefly inhabited by persons employed in hand-loom weaving. There is a place of worship for members of the United Presbyterian Church; and a small school is supported by subscription.

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