Fordel-Square

   FORDEL-SQUARE, a village, in the parish of Dalgety, district of Dunfermline, county of Fife, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Inverkeithing; containing 157 inhabitants. It lies on the western side of the parish, and is connected with the Fordel coal-works, which have been wrought for nearly 250 years, and where nearly 70,000 tons of coal were until recently annually raised. In the neighbourhood is a picturesque waterfall; and Fordel House, an elegant mansion, surrounded with extensive plantations, is only a short distance from the village.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Dalgety —    DALGETY, a parish, in the district of Dunfermline, county of Fife, 2 miles (W. S. W.) from Aberdour; containing, with the villages of St. David and Fordel Square, and part of the villages of Crossgates and Hillend, 1265 inhabitants. This place …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Inverkeithing —    INVERKEITHING, a parish, sea port, burgh, and market town, in the district of Dunfermline, county of Fife, 12½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Edinburgh; containing, with the village of Hillend, 2530 inhabitants, of whom 1674 are in the burgh. This… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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