Fife

Photographs of the Fife area

Woodhaven, Wormit

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Woodhaven, Wormit - Ref: WC3206


The village and pier of Woodhaven was the starting point for the coach across Fife. The pier at Woodhaven was until the 19th century the most important ferry landing for journeys to Dundee.

Woodhaven pier. The large house in the background was the old granary building owned by Tayfield Estate and served as a hospital for the "Mars" training ship.

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Club House, St Andrews

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Club House, St Andrews - Ref: WC3088

Royal and Ancient Club House 1854. Designed by George Rae. The Club was established in 1754 by a body of 22 gentlemen, headed by the Earls of Elgin and Wemyss.

The 1890s saw a tremendous expansion of golfing facilities to try to keep pace with demand, the R & A alone having over 800 members.

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Riverside Road, Wormit

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Riverside Road, opposite Birkhill Avenue, Wormit - Ref: WC3207

Wormit Riverside Road opposite Birkhill Avenue. A number of elegant villas splendid example of Victorian architecture owned possibly by middle-class business people who commuted from Dundee.

Wormit was a mere village with only a few houses until the North British Railway Co. established a station there.

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St Andrews Castle

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St Andrews Castle - Ref: WC3089

The ruins of St Andrew's Castle stand on a rocky promontory overhanging the sea, not far from the ruins of the Cathedral which date from the 12th Century.

In 1801, the sea claimed the three-storey east range and with it the massive circular South East blockhouse.


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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Fountain on braes, Newport

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Fountain on braes, Newport - Ref: WC3208


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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St Andrews Castle

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St Andrews Castle - Ref: WC3090

St Andrews Castle ruins date from the 12th century. The original building is said, on the authority of Martine, to have been erected by Bishop Roger (1188-1202) as an Episcopal residence.

Sir Andrew Moray of Bothwell dismantled the building, and about 1390 a new building was erected by Bishop Trail. The ruins stand amid rugged by the sea and are a popular tourist attraction.

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View over the river, Newport

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View over the river, Newport - Ref: WC3209


This is a view of Newport over the river with the Tay Bridge in the background. In the early 1800s the ferry service to both Newport and Woodhaven were thriving.

At the beginning of the 19th century only 20 cottages made up the village of Newport with a population of around 100. As the ferry service developed so did the village.

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Church, St Monans

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Church, St Monance - Ref: WC3133

St Monance Church. Braehead 14th Century church standing on a cliff above the sea. The church was built by David II in 1362-70 by Sir William Dishington, Master of Works.

The Church was ruinous in 1772 but received ' partial reparation' to be followed by major restoration by William Burn in 1826-8. The present church probably occupies the site of an early chapel dedicated to the St.

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Church, St Monans

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Church, St Monance - Ref: WC3134

St Monance Church occupying a striking position close to the sea this magnificent church built by Sir William Dishington in 1370 with alterations by William Burn in 1828 and Ian Lindsay in 1950s.

The original level was reinstated during restoration in 1955 by Ian G Linsay which also included removal of wall plaster.

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Church, St Monans

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Church, St Monance - Ref: WC3135

St Monance Church. Braehead 14th century church standing on a cliff above the sea. The church was built by David II in 1362-70 by Sir William Dishington, Master of Works.

There are medieval consecration crosses. The present church probably occupies the site of an early chapel dedicated to the Saint although no trace of such a building has been found.

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