Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Burntisland. You may be able to find further references to Burntisland in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Burntisland a town and a parish Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Burntisland.

Place Type of entry Source
Bin a conspicuous hill Groome
Grange an estate Groome
Grange estate Bartholomew
Knockdavie Castle ruin Bartholomew
Orrock Hill hill Bartholomew
Rossend Castle ancient mansion Bartholomew
Starleyburn hamlet and stream Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Burntisland within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 11: South-Eastern Scotland 2
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Kinghorn 8 2
Aberdour 5 2
Newbigging 0 1
Auchtertool 0 2
Inchcolm 0 2
Dalgety 0 2
Linktown 0 2
Inchkeith 0 2
Abbotshall 0 2
Kirkcaldy 6 2
Donibristle 0 2
Granton 0 2
Mossgreen 0 2
Hillend 0 2
Pathhead 0 1
Lochgelly 0 3
Newhaven 0 2
Cowdenbeath 0 2
Crossgates 0 2
Cardenden 0 2