Strathkinness

   STRATHKINNESS, a village, in the parish and district of St. Andrew's, county of Fife, 2½ miles (W.) from the city of St. Andrew's; containing 490 inhabitants. This place is situated a little north of the high road from St. Andrew's to Cupar; and the vicinity is remarkable as the scene of the murder of Archbishop Sharp, who was assassinated by some Covenanters on Magus moor, a short distance south of the village, on the 3rd of May, 1679. A chapel in connexion with the Established Church has been lately erected at Strathkinness, containing accommodation for about 350 persons, and the minister of which has a stipend of £54. 12.; there are also places of worship for members of the Free Church, and for dissenters.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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