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PRIORY (Remains of) Priory (Remains of)
Priory (Remains of)
Right Revd. [Reverend] D. Low LLD [Doctor of Laws] Pittenweem
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Scott Manse Anstruther Wester
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account]
Sibbald's Hist. [History] of Fife
Old Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] vol 4 [Volume 4] page 375
027 [Situation] Adjoining the Harbour.
The remains of an extensive priory Situated at the east end of Pittenweem. Founded in the beginning of the 12th century it had a considerable extent of land with the Churches of Anstruther Wester, Rind etc belonging to it. A considerable portion of the priory is still Standing and in good preservation - The South Wing is now the residence of the Right Revd. [Reverend] David Low L.L.D. [Doctor of Laws] and a portion of the West wing is now Converted into a Town Hall, in which the Magistrates meet to settle the affairs of the burgh - a considerable portion of the Walls which Surrounded the priory and the priory park Still exist and is in good preservation. It is stated in an old ecclesiastical work in the possession of the Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Scott Anstruther Wester, that a Priory or Abbey was founded at Pittenweem as early as 649, but the Priory, the Remains of which Still exist, is Supposed to have been erected in the beginning of the 12th Century.

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Ph. [Parish] of Pittenweem Plan 27A Trace 1

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