Newburgh  Fife


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Newburgh like this:

Newburgh.-- royal and police burgh, seaport, and par., NW. Fife, on the Firth of Tay, 11 miles SE. of Perth and 36 N. of Edinburgh by rail-par., 1365 ac., pop. 2191; royal and police burgh, pop. 1852; town, pop. (including 299 in Mount Pleasant, in Abdie par.) 2374; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. Newburgh originated with the Abbey of Lindores, and was made a burgh of barony by Alexander III. in 1266, and a royal burgh by James VI. in 1593. The town has beautiful environs.

Newburgh through time

Newburgh is now part of Fife district. Click here for graphs and data of how Fife has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Newburgh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newburgh in Fife | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2022

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