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Street scene in Crail

F 5450

Description Street scene in Crail

Date c. 1920

Collection A Brown and Company

Catalogue Number F 5450

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 388590

Scope and Content General view of Crail, Fife Crail was created a royal burgh in 1310, with a royal castle just to the east of the burgh. Fishing was the main industry in the town throughout its history, but this declined during the 19th century, and the town now relies on tourism. This shows part of Crail in c.1885. Mostly two- and three-storeyed, the buildings display many traditional features, such as crowstepped gables, external forestairs to first-floor level, and whitewashed harling to protect the stone from salty seaspray. In 1961, Nos 5 and 6 Rumford, Crail were the first houses to be restored under The National Trust for Scotland's 'Little Houses Improvement Scheme'. This scheme has funded restoration work on many houses in Crail, and indeed, across Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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