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Charlestown, Limekilns View of frontage from West Harbour Road (from W)

SC 451830

Description Charlestown, Limekilns View of frontage from West Harbour Road (from W)

Date 5/10/1974

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 451830

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Limekilns, Charlestown, Fife This is the largest group of kilns in Scotland -14 in all - built by successive earls of Elgin. Initially the lime was shipped from the adjacent harbour, and coal probably came in the same way. In the early 19th century the Elgin Railway was built. This view shows the kilns from the west, with the more recent kilns in the foreground and the earliest range in the background. The road in the foreground was new in 1974, built to give access to houses at the west end of the harbour. The Elgin Railway brought coal for the kilns - and for shipment from the harbour - from Dunfermline. Later the North British Railway built a branch line to the harbour. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H74/248/6

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/451830

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