Donibristle  Fife


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Donibristle like this:

Donibristle, an estate in Dalgety parish, Fife, on the Firth of Forth, 3 miles WSW of Aberdour. Long the property of the abbots of Inchcolm, it was granted along with the other possessions of that abbey to Sir James Stuart, Lord Doune, whose son and namesake, the 'Bonny Earl of Moray,' was slain here by Gordon of Cluny and the Earl of Huntly on 7 Feb. ...

1592-an episode that forms the theme of a fine old ballad. The present Earl of Moray holds 7463 acres in Fife, valued at £11,086 per annum. The mansion of Donibristle has thrice been burned, on the last occasion in 1858, when a number of valuable portraits perished in the flames.

Additional information about this locality is available for Dalgety

Donibristle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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