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New Gilston, Fifeshire

Historical Description

GILSTON, NEW, a village, in the parish of Largo, district of St. Andrew's, county of Fife, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Largo; containing 229 inhabitants. It lies in the northern part of the parish, and near its eastern boundary. In the vicinity of the village is a singular mass of rum-coal, said to be eighty feet in thickness, and wrought in open quarry. In this quarter of the parish, also, are considerable plantations, consisting of oak, ash, beech, elm, and other trees.

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