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Dysart Harbour

Harbour (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dysart Harbour

Classification Harbour (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) New Harbour

Canmore ID 53993

Site Number NT39SW 21

NGR NT 30200 92800

NGR Description Centred NT 30200 92800

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Kirkcaldy And Dysart
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT39SW 21 centred 30200 92800

Location formerly cited as NT 302 928.

(Location cited as NT 302 928). Harbour, 17th Century and later. Harbour built for coal shipment, with 2 rubble piers forming an outer basin, and an inner, gated basin formed in 1831.

J R Hume 1976.

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

Architecture Notes

See also NT39SW 70 Dysart, The Shore

Information from Architecture Catalogue Slip:


Kirkcaldy Museum and Library. Harbour improvements:-

1829 - plan of harbour

1829 - plan of sluices

1830 - plans of drawbridge

Undated plans - dock gates and Harbour

Dysart Harbour

Repairs and addition to East Head

Advertisement for tenders, 1803

(Edinburgh Evening Courant, March 26, 1803)

William Sibbald

Site Management (7 December 2009)

Roughly U-plan tidal basin with harbour mouth to S (at rounded end) and slipway to N; W arm with jetties projecting at W and NW forming mouth to almost rhomboidal-plan wet dock at NW. E pier with high ashlar sea wall to SE. Harbour walls largely ashlar, parts in vertical courses; stone sets to slipways. (ref: Historic Scotland)


Photographic Survey (October 1964 - November 1964)

Photographic survey of buildings in Dysart by the Scottish National Buildings Record/Ministry of Work in October and November 1964.

Conservation (June 2007 - July 2007)

A conservation management plan was conducted on behalf of Fife council to address key remedial issues associated with the erosion of the East Pier at Dysart Harbour.


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