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Burntisland Harbour, 'herring Craig'

Pier (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Burntisland Harbour, 'herring Craig'

Classification Pier (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Burntisland Docks

Canmore ID 52800

Site Number NT28NW 30.01

NGR NT 2298 8568

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 30.01 2298 8568.

(NT 2298 8568) Herring Craig (NR) (Site of)

OS 25" map, (1943)

'A stone pier running into the Harbour, said to have been built by Oliver Cromwell, by agreement with the Town Authorities, for the surrender of the Town. The Pier was built on a rock known by the name of the Herring Craig and still bears the same name.' It is situated in the north side of the harbour.

Name Book 1854.

No information regarding this site was encountered during fieldwork.

Visited by OS (A C) 11 March 1959.


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