DUNSHELT, or Daneshalt, a village, in the parish of Auchtermuchty, district of Cupar, county of Fife, 1 mile (S. E.) of Auchtermuchty; containing 646 inhabitants. This place takes its name from its having been the retreat of the Danes, who, in one of their invasions, being defeated in the battle of Falkland Muir, retired from the field, and took refuge from the pursuit of the conquerors in the lower part of the parish. The village is pleasantly situated on the river Eden, and on the road to Falkland, and is chiefly inhabited by persons employed in the weaving of linen and cotton goods for the manufactures of Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dundee. There is a place of worship for Seceders, and also a school in the village.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Auchtermuchty —    AUCHTERMUCHTY, a royal burgh, and a parish, in the district of Cupar, county of Fife, 9 miles (W. by S.) from Cupar; containing, with the village of Dunshelt, 3356 inhabitants, of whom 1340 are in the burgh. This place, of which the name, in… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Daneshalt —    DANESHALT, county Fife.    See Dunshelt …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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