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Burntisland, Forth Place, Railway Station

Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Site Name Burntisland, Forth Place, Railway Station

Classification Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Burntisland Station

Canmore ID 52845

Site Number NT28NW 66

NGR NT 23249 85627

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 66.00 23249 85627

NT28NW 66.01 2310 8556 Goods Shed

NT28NW 66.02 23213 85596 Station House

For notes on the use of Burntisland as a train ferry terminal, see NT28NW 30.00.

Sta [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1989.

Opened 1847 by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway, architect probably David Bell. A two-platform through station on a curve, with single-storey buildings with awnings on both platforms. On the S side is the magnificent classical 2-storey, 8-bay front block of the former terminus, with a nonastyle portico and end-pedimented pavilions. Nearby is a fine 5-by-8-bay rubble goods shed, with roof-ridge ventilator and ball finials on the gables. The through platforms were added in 1890 by the North British Rly.

J R Hume 1976.


Information from Historic Scotland, Certificate of Exclusion from Scheduling dated 24 October 1995.

1847, Grainger and Miller: a symmetrical block with grand Corinthian colonnade and cornice.

G L Pride 1999.

This intermediate station on the Edinburgh-Aberdeen main line of the (former) North British Rly was opened by the Edinburgh and Northern Rly on 17 September 1847. It remains in regular use by passenger traffic.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 February 2000.

G Daniels and L Dench 1980; R V J Butt 1995.


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