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Auchtermuchty, Fife

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Auchtermuchty, Fife

Auchtermuchty is a town in Fife, Scotland, situated beside Pitlour Hill nine miles north of Glenrothes. Until 1975 it was a royal burgh, established under charter of King James V in 1517. There is evidence of human habitation in the area dating back over 2,000 years, and the Romans are known to have established a camp in the southeast corner of the town.
Post townCUPAR
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNO2311
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01337
Populationest. 2,070 (2006)

Other names by which Auchtermuchty, Fife has been known in the past

Uachdar Muic

Auchtermuchty, Fife in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Auchtermuchty, par., royal burgh, and market town, NW. Fifeshire, 4¼ miles NW. of Ladybank junction by rail -- par., 3530 ac., pop. 2322; town, pop. 1673; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday. It has spinning-mills, bleaching works, &c., and was the birthplace of John Glass (1695-1773), the founder of the religious sect called the Glassites.

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