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Burntisland, Old Pier

Pier (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Burntisland, Old Pier

Classification Pier (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52844

Site Number NT28NW 65

NGR NT 2410 8621

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 65 2410 8621

Not to be confused with Burntisland Harbour (centred NT 2295 8560), for which see NT28NW 30.00.

The 'old pier' at the site marked 'Bath House' in the eastern outskirts of Burntisland is shown on the 25-inch OS map that was surveyed in 1854 as reaching at least 430 ft (131m) below high-water mark, but today nothing survives except a short length of its landward portion, which was apparently rebuilt as the discharge of a small watercourse, together with a rickle of stones and boulders running out seawrds from it. Another, slighter, rickle cand be seen 50 yds (45m) to the W, and this, although not marked on the map, no doubt also represents the reamins of a pier or jetty. One or other of these structures was evidently used for the shipping of lime in the 19th century, and it may be noted that part of the former road to a limekiln marked on the map of 1854 seems to have been perpetuated in the layout of the modern streets.

A Graham 1971.

Site recorded by Maritime Fife during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, Kincardine to Fife Ness 1996


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