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Burntisland Harbour, Ferry Pier And Slipway

Pier (Period Unassigned), Slipway (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Burntisland Harbour, Ferry Pier And Slipway

Classification Pier (Period Unassigned), Slipway (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Burntisland Docks; Granton Ferry, Passenger Slip

Canmore ID 281015

Site Number NT28NW 30.19

NGR NT 22994 85382

NGR Description NT 22994 85382 to NT c. 23064 85469

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Burntisland
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT28NW 30.19 22994 85382 to c. 23064 85469

Passenger Slip [NAT] (at NT 23058 85414)

OS (GIS) AIB, May 2006.

Situated in line with the harbour entrance, and within the tidal (unlocked) part of the harbour, this pier was apparently the N terminal of the train ferry service across the Firth of Forth to Granton. The slipway on the SE side of the pier possibly supported Bouch's patent marine railway, for unloading wagons and carriages.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 May 2006.


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