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Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Newburn Parish Fife Scotland

Newburn parish is bounded on the north and east by Kilconquhar, on the south by Largo Bay and on the west by Largo. It is 3.5 miles from north to south and two miles in breadth. Its area is 2400 acres, all under cultivation except 350 under pasture and 130 under wood. The land surface near the shore is sandy, forming extensive links which are kept in pasture. The land ascends from the shore to the northwards, reaching its greatest height at Gilston. The soil, with the exception of the links, is very fertile. The rent of land averages £2-12-0 per acre. The parish schoolmaster's salary is £30, plus £14 of fees, besides which there is an allowance for teaching a certain number of Poor children, from a fund left by John Wood of Orkie in 1659. There is one public house in the parish; sobriety and industry prevail. The nearest market towns are Colinsburgh and Largo. Balchristie is the only hamlet in the parish, containing a few houses. From A Descriptive and historic gazeteer of the counties of Fife, Kinross and Clackmannan, M Barbieri, published in 1857. Tour Newburn Parish, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

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