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Dunfermline, Tolbooth Port

Gate (14th Century)

Site Name Dunfermline, Tolbooth Port

Classification Gate (14th Century)

Canmore ID 49332

Site Number NT08NE 11

NGR NT 08961 87450

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/49332

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  • Council Fife
  • Parish Dunfermline
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT08NE 11 0895 8745.

(NT 0895 8745) The Tolbooth Port, which was situated at the foot of Bruce Street, was one of the six ports of the town of Dunfermline. These were probably built immediately after the burgh received its charter from the abbot in 1395.

This port appears to have consisted of an archway under a large stone stair, which gave access to the middle floor of the tolbooth (NT08NE 12) and was removed in 1769.

P Chalmers 1844-59; E Henderson 1879.

No further information.

Visited by OS (D W R) 18 February 1974.

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