Kinghorn  Fife


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

Kinghorn, parl. and royal burgh, and par., with ry. sta., Fife, on Firth of Forth, 2¾ miles NE. of Burntisland and 3 miles S. of Kirkcaldy - par., 5212 ac., pop. 3650; royal burgh, pop. 1439; parl. burgh, pop. 1790; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The par. comprises the island of Inchkeith. Kinghorn is a royal burgh under a charter of Alexander III., who was killed at Kinghorn Ness, 12th March 1286, while riding from Inverkeithing to Kinghorn Tower. ...

In 1881 two 18-ton guns were placed in battery on Kinghorn Ness, in connection with the fortifications of Inchkeith. The inhabitants of Kinghorn find employment in two flax-spinning mills, a. bleachfield, a glue factory, and an iron-shipbuilding yard. In the W. vicinity of the burgh is Kinghorn Loch. Kinghorn forms one of the Kirkcaldy District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

Kinghorn through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th June 2024

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