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Crail. General view from south west with Golf Hotel in the distance.

SC 739239

Description Crail. General view from south west with Golf Hotel in the distance.

Date c. 1885

Collection Erskine Beveridge

Catalogue Number SC 739239

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of F 1913

Scope and Content High Street, Crail, Fife, looking east High Street, a broad medieval thoroughfare that runs parallel to the shore, is one of Crail's oldest streets, and may in the past have formed, along with Marketgate which it joins to the east, one large market stance. The Scottish photographer, Erskine Beveridge, photographed High Street on a visit to Crail c.1885. The street is rough and unsurfaced, and forms a gently sloping rectangle to the south (right). On the north side (left), the houses date from the 18th and 19th centuries, and on the south side, at the junction with Marketgate, the early 18th-century, three-storeyed Golf Hotel (centre) breaks the building line. The hotel, named after Crail's most popular sport, has a large crowstepped chimney-gable to the west, and corbelled out north-west corner. Golf has been played at Crail since the 18th century, and probably long before that. The Crail Golfing Society was formed in 1786 by 'several gentlemen in and about the town' who were 'fond of the diversion of Golf'. It is the seventh oldest club in the world, and one of the very few clubs to have a complete set of minutes dating from when the club was formed. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 59) Papers of Erskine Beveridge, antiquarian, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

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